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How the Grammy Awards are adapting to the era of streaming music

How the Grammy Awards are adapting to the era of streaming music

Chance the Rapper made music-business history last month when his album “Coloring Book” became the first streaming-only release to chart on the Billboard 200.

Next year the Chicago hip-hop star could score another first with his acclaimed record that’s available to stream through services like Apple Music and Spotify but not to purchase as a CD or paid download.

The Recording Academy on Thursday announced changes to rules governing the Grammy Awards, including one that allows streaming-only titles to be considered for music’s most prestigious prize. Such releases were previously ineligible to be nominated, but “it’s clear now that...

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