Finally a DJ list that’s actually reliable! Billboard announced today its latest project. The Billboard 100 will be a collection of the Top 100 dance music artists as collected by stats and a fan poll.
It marks Billboard‘s largest expansion into the electronic dance sphere since launching the Billboard Dance vertical in 2015. The project is obviously their replacement of DJ Mag’s top 100, which has dropped in popularity in the last few years following the legitimacy of the whole poll being questioned by fans.
The Billboard Dance 100 will be compiled by Billboard’s editorial and chart departments, weighing chart statistics (streaming, track sales, album sales and radio airplay) alongside touring data (show capacities, festival bookings and residencies) and a fan-voted poll.
“The Billboard Dance 100 fills the need for a holistic, data-driven ranking of dance music’s diverse range of talents,” says Matt Medved, Billboard’s Director of Dance and Electronic Programming. “From pop hit makers and club curators to hard ticket-movers, all successful artist models will find a home here.” – Billboard Press Release
Voting is open now, everyone can vote for their five favourite dance artists in a poll here. Participants may only vote once, and any voting irregularities will be disqualified.
The finalised Billboard Dance 100 list will be revealed online and accompanied by the annual Dance Power Players list between March 21 and 22, during a special Miami Music Week launch event at 1 Hotel South Beach.
So what you waiting for? Support your favourite dance artists and vote now!
— billboard dance (@billboarddance) February 26, 2018