Nielsen Soundscan is launching new digital song genre charts, most of which will soon become part of the Billboard chart menu in print and on Billboard.biz.
Billboard’s chart managers will oversee the digital genre charts, which includes reviewing tracks, assigning appropriate genres, and designating one overall core genre per song. A song may fit many genres, but will only be counted under one core genre.
The song core genres are blues, comedy, jazz, R&B/hip-hop, children, country, Latin, rock, Christian/gospel, dance/electronic, new age, world music, classical, holiday/seasonal and pop.
The song genres are blues, children, Christian/gospel, Christian, gospel, classical, comedy, country, dance/electronic, holiday/seasonal, jazz, Latin, Lain pop, Latin rhythm, regional Mexican, tropical, new age, pop, R&B/hip-hop, rap, reggae, rock and world music.