The Billboard Top 100,000: How we ranked the top 100 artists of 2018
Posted On August 2, 2021
The Billboard charts have been updated to reflect the fact that the 2017 Billboard 200 chart has been temporarily downgraded.
The Billboard 200 will resume in late February, as it was on February 2, 2018.
The new Billboard 200 is based on the weekly album chart, which was first released in 1960.
Previously, the Billboard 200 was based on album sales, which were based on albums released by a single artist in a given week.
The new Billboard chart is the updated version of the album chart based on data from Nielsen SoundScan.
The full Billboard 200: