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Billboard launches a load of new country-specific music charts

By | Published on Wednesday 16 February 2022


Billboard is further expanding the global reach of its chart operations via a bunch of new charts that it started publishing yesterday which track the most popular 25 songs in various different countries around the world based on streaming and download data.

Although best known for its US music charts, Billboard launched a couple of global charts in 2020. It also already published charts for a number of other markets via its licensees and partners, including the UK’s Official Charts Company. However, top 25s for a whole load more countries around the world will now be published each Tuesday morning.

The new country-specific charts will be available in the free-to-access charts section of the Billboard website under the banner of ‘Hits Of The World’. New global data and tools will also be added to Music Connect, the paid-for music data service run by Billboard’s sister company MRC Data, which also powers the Billboard charts.

Says Billboard President Julian Holguin: “We’ve seen great success in the expansion of our global chart offering with the Billboard Global 200 charts in 2020, and this underscores our commitment to representing what’s happening in worldwide music consumption. MRC Data is a critical success partner for us as the leading independent supplier and these country-based rankings will provide the industry with a measurement of success on a global scale”.

Meanwhile the boss of P-MRC Data – which operates MRC Data – Rob Jonas, adds: “As the preeminent source of entertainment data and insights, MRC Data is establishing a new standard in music industry transparency through the introduction of this global product, which displays song rankings across more than forty discrete country markets. Premium MRC Data customers can now analyse tens of thousands of songs across these markets, comparing their detailed statistics with other countries in the same region”.