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Billboard is a media publishing firm that is a destination for the world's most popular music charts, news, videos, analysis, events and more.

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United States

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Latest Billboard News

Twice's 'Formula Of Love: O+T=<3' Debuts At No. 3 On Billboard 200

Nov 22, 2021

6 on Billboard 200 with the album "Taste Of Love" They are the third K-pop group to enter the top 100 of Billboard 200 after 2NE1 and Blackpink The track named "Scientist" was written by singer/songwriter Anne-Marie  K-pop girl group Twice’s newly-launched album "Formula of Love: O+T= This is the second time the nine-member group reached the top 10 of Billboard 200 -- the weekly ranking of the most popular albums in the U.S. Previously, their mini-album "Taste of Love," which was released in June, had ranked No. 6 on the Billboard 200, becoming the group’s first album to gain success in the U.S. “Formula of Love: O+T= MRC Data, which provides music sales information, noted “Formula of Love: O+T=Soompi cited. The album contains the title track “Scientist,” which was written by English singer and songwriter Anne-Marie, who also sang the smash hit “2002.” The music video of "Scientist" is now nearing 55 million views after it premiered on YouTube on Nov. 12. The group’s first English single, “The Feels,” which was included in the album “Formula of Love: O+T= "The song is about the feelings that you get when you have love, and when you fall in love at first sight. It's very addictive,” rapper Chaeyoung told People . Twice was formed in 2015 through the reality show “Sixteen,” aimed at launching the members of a new girl group under the agency, JYP Entertainment. Its members -- Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Tzuyu and Chaeyoung -- were pitted against seven other hopefuls on the basis of talent and audience impact. The group’s name was coined by JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-Young,  saying that the new girl group will touch people’s hearts twice: once through their eyes and once again through their ears. The singers debuted in October 2015 with their EP, “The Story Begins.” It was in December 2020 when the girl group first appeared on Billboard 200 with their album “Eyes Wide Open” which placed at No. 72 making them the t hird K-pop act to break within the top 100 of the chart following 2NE1 and Blackpink. Girl Band Twice attend KCON 2017 Day 2 Red Carpet at Prudential Center on June 24, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images Loading...

Billboard Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Billboard has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was SPIN Media on January 16, 2020.

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1/16/2020

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1/16/2020

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Billboard Acquisitions

5 Acquisitions

Billboard acquired 5 companies. Their latest acquisition was Amplify on September 20, 2018.

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9/20/2018

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12/23/2016

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$99M

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12/22/2016

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12/22/2016

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12/22/2016

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9/20/2018

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Billboard Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Billboard has 10 strategic partners and customers. Billboard recently partnered with Versus Game on October 10, 2021.

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Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

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10/28/2021

Partner

Versus Game

United States

09:00 ET Billboard and VersusGame Launch User-Generated Games Offering Music Fans New Opportunities to Engage with Today's Top H...

`` We 're thrilled to offer audiences new ways to interact with today 's top music and artists through our partnership with VersusGame , '' said Julian Holguin , President of Billboard .

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9/23/2020

Partner

MRC

United States

Variety Parent Penske Media to Take Over Hollywood Reporter, Billboard in Joint Venture With MRC

Variety parent companyPenske Media Corporation will take over operations of MRC 's The Hollywood Reporter , Billboard and Vibe in a new joint venture , the companies announced Wednesday .

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7/11/2019

Licensor

Bandsintown

United States

Bandsintown + Billboard Touring Indexes Launch With Billie Eilish & Letterkenny on Top. Billie Eilish performs during her When We All Fall Asleep Tour at United Center on June 9, 2019 in Chicago. The Bandsintown + Billboard Index includes four new weekly charts: Global Top Artists , U.S. Top Artists , Global Rising Artists and U.S.

After expanding Billboard 's touring coverage from two weekly rankings to seven monthly charts earlier this year , Billboard has partnered with Bandsintown for four new predictive weekly indexes that feature the top trending touring artists domestically and worldwide .

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4/18/2019

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1/23/2019

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10/28/2021

9/23/2020

7/11/2019

4/18/2019

1/23/2019

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Partner

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Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Versus Game

MRC

Bandsintown

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United States

United States

United States

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News Snippet

09:00 ET Billboard and VersusGame Launch User-Generated Games Offering Music Fans New Opportunities to Engage with Today's Top H...

`` We 're thrilled to offer audiences new ways to interact with today 's top music and artists through our partnership with VersusGame , '' said Julian Holguin , President of Billboard .

Variety Parent Penske Media to Take Over Hollywood Reporter, Billboard in Joint Venture With MRC

Variety parent companyPenske Media Corporation will take over operations of MRC 's The Hollywood Reporter , Billboard and Vibe in a new joint venture , the companies announced Wednesday .

Bandsintown + Billboard Touring Indexes Launch With Billie Eilish & Letterkenny on Top. Billie Eilish performs during her When We All Fall Asleep Tour at United Center on June 9, 2019 in Chicago. The Bandsintown + Billboard Index includes four new weekly charts: Global Top Artists , U.S. Top Artists , Global Rising Artists and U.S.

After expanding Billboard 's touring coverage from two weekly rankings to seven monthly charts earlier this year , Billboard has partnered with Bandsintown for four new predictive weekly indexes that feature the top trending touring artists domestically and worldwide .

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