Billboard is a music magazine based out of New York City and has been around since 1894 but it became about music around the 1960s.
They are very well known and respected in the music industry for maintaining weekly record charts, like the “Hot 100” and “Billboard 200”.
Billboard exists primarily for record label professionals, radio station DJs, artists and also music retailers.
Artists that make it on the charts get noticed by Billboard based on album sales, streaming, social media popularity and radio play.
When an artist gets recognized by Billboard, it is considered a major accomplishment these days.
The magazine is also famous for its “Billboard Music Awards” that are handed out each year.
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