Friday, May 5, 2017

Harry Styles fans are trying to hack the Billboard charts

Intrepid music lovers have found a way (or think they’ve found a way) to swing the Billboard charts in favor of their favorite musician. The Verge reports groups of fans on Tumblr and Twitter are working together, using VPNs and all-night streaming sessions, in an effort to boost Billboard chart numbers. The song they’re trying to get to the top of the charts is One Direction band member Harry Styles’ solo single “Sign of the Times.” The VPNs are used by non-American users to show an American IP address, which is necessary as Billboard only counts US music streams. Fans trade VPN links…

This story continues at The Next Web

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