Do music charts still matter?

Drake (above) and Kanye West pumped up the volume of their output this summer and, in doing so, put themselves on the Billboard charts.
Drake (above) and Kanye West pumped up the volume of their output this summer and, in doing so, put themselves on the Billboard charts.PHOTOS: REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Drake and Kanye West (above) pumped up the volume of their output this summer and, in doing so, put themselves on the Billboard charts.
Drake and Kanye West (above) pumped up the volume of their output this summer and, in doing so, put themselves on the Billboard charts.PHOTOS: REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Billboard charts used to be a barometer for music success, but do they still mean anything in the age of streaming?

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For the record, Drake and Kanye West - two reigning kings of pop music - pumped up the volume of their output this summer.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Do music charts still matter?'. Print Edition | Subscribe