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Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, today launched its annual “Year in Music” online wrap-up, including the highly anticipated year-end chart rankings. To commemorate and celebrate the “best of” 2014, Billboard Magazine will—for the first time—release four separate covers featuring some of the hottest chart-topping acts of the past year. The year-end issue, dated December 20, will hit newsstands on December 12.
On the highly-trafficked billboard.com, Billboard’s 2014 farewell coverage includes nearly 200 year-end charts with editorial analysis of the biggest charting stories of the year, as well as Billboard editor’s top picks of 2014, and a look back at the greatest music and pop culture moments of the year.
The year-end Billboard charts, which include data from Nielsen Music and social activity tracked by Next Big Sound, are the only 2014 recaps to incorporate multiple consumer music measurements (sales, radio listening, streaming, social and concert attendance), truly reflecting the best in music according to music fans.