It’s been over per week and we’re nonetheless not sure who had the primary album in America for the week ending on Nov. 29th. A serious mishap on the Billboard 200 resulted in Travis Scott’s Astroworld topping the chart whereas 6ix9ine’s DUMMY BOY sat at quantity two. After a deeper investigation was concluded, it turned out that the primary spot truly went to Tekashi 6ix9ine who beat out Travis Scott by lower than 200 items. Billboard nonetheless hasn’t up to date the location and now, it seems to be authorized motion has been threatened in opposition to Nielsen.
According to HDD, the Billboard 200 mishap may result in a giant lawsuit sooner or later. In a collection conferences that passed off final Friday between Sony, Billboard, and Create Music Group — the distributor 6ix9ine’s DUMMY BOY — lawsuits have been threatened over Nielsen’s failure to offer correct numbers for all DSP’s, particularly TIDAL and Soundcloud. The latter was reportedly late in offering the streaming numbers for 6ix9ine which disqualified these streams.
Once stories on Nielsen’s inaccuracy started to floor, Billboard withdrew the preliminary chart which had Travis Scott at primary. Billboard has but to launch an up to date model the chart with 6ix9ine on the high. Since they have not posted the present chart standings for week 48, Nielsen can not publish the present chart-standings.
We’ll preserve you posted.
Travis Scott spent most yesterday celebrating his success on the Billboard charts. Astroworld could have been launched months in the past nevertheless it reclaimed the highest spot on the albums chart, coinciding with the No. 1 success “Sicko Mode.” Originally, it was believed neck-and-neck battle between Astroworld and 6ix9ine’s DUMMY BOY could be happening for Billboard supremacy. Although Tekashi’s album solely counted for 2 and a half days gross sales this week, he was nonetheless on tempo to tie La Flame. According to a brand new report by Nielsen, 6ix9ine could have truly been the rightful chief on the chart.
Complex is noting discrepancy within the preliminary experiences could have altered the precise positioning this week’s Billboard chart. After noticing that there was an error within the gross sales depend, a consultant for Nielsen reportedly instructed Hits Daily Double that DUMMY BOY truly ought to have been the No. 1 album the week.
“Our group has performed a deep dive and located the trigger the preliminary discrepancy,” mentioned Drew Bennett at Nielsen, the agency Billboard will get most their data from. We’ve since then reprocessed the roles obligatory and re-finalized the charts. As a consequence, 6ix9ine’s DUMMY BOY might be shifting to #1… Our group is working shortly to establish the basis trigger this discrepancy to make sure that we get it proper the primary time.”
Neither Travis Scott, 6ix9ine’s remaining group members, or Billboard have commented but. As the story develops, we’ll replace you accordingly.