Multiple award-winning Ghanaian rapper act, Sarkodie has made his debut entry onto Billboard’s Social 50 Chart.
Sarkodie on his first debut appearance took 48th spot on the chart on the week of April 18, 2020
Well, if you at a loss as to what the Billboard Social 50 is, check out this little information about it as picked from Wikipedia
The Billboard Social 50 is a popularity chart which ranks the most active musical artists on the world’s leading social networking services.
Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Next Big Sound, is based collectively on each artist’s weekly additions of friends, fans and followers, along with artist website views and streaming media.
Bill Werde, the former editorial director of Billboard, called the Social 50 “yet another step” in the evolution of the magazine and “important response to our changing times”.
The chart initially only retrieved its data from YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and iLike to create its ranking, but in November 2012 was expanded to include SoundCloud and Instagram.
Data from Vine and Tumblr were added to the chart in June 2015.
The Billboard Social 50 was launched on December 11, 2010. The first artist to reach number one on the chart was Barbadian singer Rihanna.
Since debuting, she has spent a total of 21 weeks at the top of the chart. BTS holds the record for the most weeks at number one, with 174. Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber follows with 163 weeks at number one.
On October 2016, the South Korean boy band BTS landed the number one spot on the Social 50 chart, becoming the second K-Pop act, after Psy, to reach first place on the chart. They currently also hold the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one, with 144. Following her death in December 2012, American singer Jenni Rivera became the first and only artist to top the chart posthumously. Since its launch, 20 artists have reached the top spot on the Billboard Social 50. Three of these artists—Rivera, Skrillex and Justin Timberlake—have only reached the spot for a single week.