Billboard, the renowned music chart company, has introduced a new weekly chart called the TikTok Billboard Top 50. This chart will compile the fifty most popular songs on TikTok, based on user creations, video views, and user engagement. However, it is important to note that the chart will only consider data from TikTok users in the United States and won’t reflect a song’s popularity on the platform in other countries.
The chart will be released every Thursday, with the first edition going live recently. The inaugural number one spot was secured SkeeYee Sexyy Red. Sexyy Red expressed excitement about the achievement and thanked their fans on TikTok for supporting their music. Other notable artists in the first-ever Top Three include Doja Cat with Paint The Town Red at number two and Taylor Swift with august at number three. Sexyy Red also had three other songs on the chart, including Looking For The Hoes (Ain’t My Fault) at number nineteen, Face Down (a collaboration with MCVERTT and Ferg) at number twenty-seven, and Mad At Me at number fifty.
In addition to being available on Billboard’s website, the TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart can be directly accessed on TikTok. Users can find it pressing the round icon on the bottom corner of the app and then locating the ‘Music Charts’ tab in the top right section.
Ole Obermann, TikTok’s global head of music business development, celebrated the launch of the chart, emphasizing TikTok’s status as the world’s most influential platform for music discovery and promotion. He further highlighted the impact of TikTok’s passionate community of music fans on driving songs onto the Billboard charts. Billboard president Mike Van echoed this sentiment, expressing excitement about recognizing the role of TikTok in shaping popular culture and offering a new way for brands to engage with music fans.
This collaboration between TikTok and Billboard aims to provide a clear picture of the music trending on TikTok and its impact on other music platforms and services. It reflects the continuous evolution of music charts to align with how fans engage with music in the digital age.
Sources: Billboard, TikTok