Billboard Announces Travis Scott & 6ix9ine's Final Album Sales Could Be Adjusted

Which artist really earned the Number One position on the Billboard 200 chart?

(AllHipHop News) There was a lot of fanfare surrounding Travis Scott holding the top spots on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts at the same time. It turns out the "Sicko Mode" performer could be stripped of that accomplishment.

Billboard announced that Scott's AstroWorld album returned to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, barely beating 6ix9ine's debut studio LP Dummy Boy. The magazine is now admitting an error may have taken place in tabulating the final sale numbers.

"The results of the Billboard 200 chart dated Dec. 8, which was announced on Sunday (Dec. 2), are being audited by Nielsen Music due to a processing discrepancy. Upon completion of the in-depth audit of data sources across streaming and retail, Billboard will announce any resulting changes that may affect chart rankings," reads a note on Billboard.com.

Competing industry trade publication, HitsDailyDouble, slammed Billboard for the Scott-6ix9ine "fiasco." HDD received an email from Nielsen Music's Drew Bennett.

"Our team has done a deep dive and found the cause of the initial discrepancy. We've since then reprocessed the jobs necessary and re-finalized the charts. As a result, 6ix9ine's "Dummy Boy" will be moving to #1," wrote Bennett. "Our team is working quickly to identify the root cause of this discrepancy to ensure that we get it right the first time."

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