Billboard Takes on DJ Mag with Its Own Top 100 Ranking


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It’s that time of the year again to vote for your favorite artists on Billboard. This year, they have launched their own inaugural way of ranking artists, with Billboard Dance 100, a credible ranking of the world’s top 100 dance/electronic music artists. The publication’s editorial and charts departments will compile optimal results from three categories. Artist rankings are gathered from streaming, track sales, album sales, radio airplay. Touring data like show capacities, festival bookings, and residencies will be taken into account. Additionally, a fan-voted poll is open now until March 16th to provide a holistic capture of today’s dance music’s diverse talents.

The Billboard Dance 100 will not let any one artist go unnoticed. The new system takes away any bias, as a charting high artist won’t get by without fan votes. Conversely, a massive fan base artist will still need top chart and touring data to stay in the running.

And for that fan vote the process is simple. Like Billboard on Facebook, vote for your 5 favorite dance/electronic artists on Billboard’s website here and confirm your email for entry. Keep in mind that users only get one vote; multiple vote attempts or manipulations to the voting process will disqualify you.

The final list is to be revealed during Miami Music Week 2018 from March 21-22. We are excited to hear from you about this brand new data-driven artist ranking. It gives fans and industry members a comprehensive look at the power and influence of electronic dance music’s biggest names.

Vote here join in with the conversation #BBD100