Billboard Bias and Reliability Overview

Billboard is a news organization focused on American entertainment, primarily the music business. It is known for its weekly charts listing top songs and artists in various genres, as well as events such as the Billboard Music Awards. In addition to a magazine and website, Billboard shares information through videos, podcasts and a newsletter. Founded in 1894, Billboard is based in New York City. It is owned by Eldridge Industries and managed by Penske Media Corporation. The Billboard magazine has a weekly circulation of more than 19,000, and the website records approximately 24.8 million visits per month. The Billboard YouTube channel has 3 million subscribers. Ad Fontes Media rates Billboard in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Billboard’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 40.73

Bias: -2.23

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Millie Bobby Brown Rocks Out to Olivia Rodrigo's 'Good 4 U' in Intense Lip-Sync Video032.67
Dave Grohl Recalls Being 'Beaten by Police and Rednecks' at Anti-Reagan Concerts-10.6737.67
Who Should Be Nominated for Song of the Year at the 2021 Grammys? Vote!042.33
Big Sean & Post Malone Take a Walk on the Wild Side in 'Wolves' Video043
BTS Reflect on Canceled World Tour Amid Coronavirus In 'Life Goes On' Music Video044.33
First Country: New Music from Garth Brooks, Morgan Wallen, Lee Brice, Chris Young and More044.67
Radiohead Speaks Out on 'Negligence' in Deadly 2012 Stage Collapse045.67
R. Kelly Lawyer Says Singer Is 'Suffering' Mentally as Trial Date Set for April048
For Robbie Williams, Coronavirus 'Can't Stop Christmas'044
Bob Dylan Papers, Including Unpublished Lyrics, Sell for $495K at Auction045.67
Carrie Underwood and John Legend Embrace Holiday Spirit in 'Hallelujah' Video: Watch043.33
BTS Cozies Up in New 'On My Pillow' Version of 'Life Goes On' Video: Watch043.67
A Timeline of Dolly Parton's Good Deeds046
Dynamite! BTS to Perform at 2020 Billboard Music Awards029
BTS Climb The Walls, Get Into a Food Fight During 'Home' Performance on 'Tonight Show'031.67
BTS Make History With 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart0.3330