To break into a the top 40 of the music charts is not an easy feat, regardless of whether you are in the U.S. or entertaining folks across the pond in the U.K., but U.S. singer Meghan Trainor has reason to celebrate her achievement today as she happens to be the very first act to be part of the U.K. top 40 – and none of these came from record sales via a brick-and-mortar shop, but rather, based solely on streams of her music, now how about that for an achievement?
Meghan managed to enter the singles chart at number 33 with All About The Bass, and this happened a quarter of a year after rules have been amended to take into consideration streamed songs when it comes to determining one’s position in the chart. Her track managed to pick up 1.17 million streams in the previous week, and it was not made available for download or physical sale until Monday.
What do you think of this particular development? I personally think that this is progressive and moving in the right direction, although there is still much more that can be done among the parties involved in the world of music streaming. Onward and upwards from here, yes?