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March 1: Soundscan Begins Tracking Record Sales (1991)

#OnThisDateInHipHop, Soundscan began tracking sales data for Neilson. This method of sales measurement was then picked up by Billboard to calculate the #2pac200. Prior to this adoption, Billboard would obtain its sales data from MANUAL reports filled out by radio stations and stores. Yea, imagine the [email protected] that would go down prior to using Soundscan.