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Billboard Hot 100 – Historical Electronic Presence

The historical electronic presence metric shows the effective chart share occupied by electronic artists. “Effective chart share” is calculated by assigning song scores that are inversely correlated with song rank (i.e. score of 100 for rank 1, score of 99 for rank 2, and so on) and then calculating a total score for electronic artists as a percentage of the highest score possible. Numbers closer to 100 indicate a larger electronic presence and numbers closer to 0 indicate a smaller electronic presence.