BILLBOARD ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER BILLBOARD DANCE 100 RANKING OF WORLD’S TOP DANCE/ ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS
Billboard announces today its first ever Billboard Dance 100 list, a comprehensive and credible ranking of the top 100 dance/electronic music artists in the world. Compiled by Billboard’s editorial and charts departments, the list will be informed by charts statistics (streaming, track sales, album sales, and radio airplay), touring data (show capacities, festival bookings, and residencies), as well as a fan-voted poll.
The final list will be revealed between March 21-22 with an event taking place at 1 Hotel South Beach’s signature restaurant Habitat during Miami Music Week. This new franchise comes as Billboard’s largest expansion into the electronic music space since launching the Billboard Dance vertical in 2015. With the dance music industry extending its rapid global growth in 2017 and continuing its crossover trajectory into genres like hip-hop and Latin, Billboard’s latest move aims to provide a definitive resource for the scene and give fans a voice in the process. From February 26- March 16 readers can vote for their five favorite dance/electronic artists in a poll on Billboard.com. To maintain authenticity, each user will get one vote and any irregularities will be disqualified.
“The Billboard Dance 100 fills the need for a holistic, data-driven ranking of dance music’s diverse range of talents,” said Matt Medved, Director of Dance and Electronic Programming at Billboard. “From pop hit makers and club curators to hard ticket-movers, all successful artist models will find a home here.” The Billboard Dance 100 artist rankings, as well as the annual Billboard Dance Power Players executives list, will be revealed between March 21-22 on Billboard.com, and at a launch event during Miami Music Week. The launch will coincide with Billboard’s Dance issue, which hits shelves March 23. Billboard Dance 100 partners include V-MODA, 1 Hotel South Beach, Hakkasan Group, TAO Group, and Wynn Las Vegas.