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‘Billboard Hot 100 Challenge’ Mobile Game Lets Fans ‘Predict the Hits’

On Tuesday (April 9), Billboard announced the launch of the Billboard Hot 100 Challenge: Predict the Hits app.

The first-of-its-kind mobile game lets fans “predict the hits” by applying fantasy-sports-style gameplay to the music business. To play, participants will listen to a new song each day — Monday through Friday — and guess the ultimate peak position each song will attain before the end of the contest on July 16, 2024.

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Points will be awarded based on the accuracy of each participant’s respective predictions. Once the season concludes, the winner will receive a grand prize of $25,000 cash; the second-place winner will receive VIP access for two to a 2024 or 2025 Billboard event or conference; and the third-place winner will receive two concert tickets to a show in their area.

“For more than six decades, the Billboard Hot 100 has been the music industry’s top chart for measuring hits,” says Billboard EVP of Charts Silvio Pietroluongo. “We are thrilled to create a new and unique interactive experience for passionate fans. The Hot 100 Challenge provides fans an entirely new way to engage with the Billboard charts and their love of new music. We’re redefining how fans engage with chart-topping hits and ushering in a new music discovery and enjoyment era.”

Players may also answer daily trivia questions for fun, to flex their knowledge of the artists and songs that have defined the Hot 100 since it launched in 1958.

Contestants must be over 18 and reside in the United States. Download the Billboard Hot 100 Challenge: Predict the Hits app from the app store now.

The app will be promoted on Billboard’s physical and digital media and various partner platforms. Plans for the app include in-app brand activations and sponsorships. 

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