Leading short-form video platform TikTok, partners with music charts and media brand Billboard, to launch the TikTok Billboard Top 50 Chart.
The new TikTok Billboard Top 50 Chart monitors and ranks music discovery and engagement across TikTok, listing the most popular songs on the short-form video platforms in the US. This is based on a combination of creations, video views and user engagement by the US TikTok community. Updated weekly on Thursdays, the new chart gives a great view of current music trends in the US.
As we know, TikTok and charts around the world have been hand-in-hand since TikTok’s meteoric rise in 2020, with TikTok dictating what’s high in the charts and the charts dictating what’s popular on TikTok.
TikTok Billboard Top 50 Chart is available to all users in the US on TikTok. To find it, simply press the round icon in the bottom corner of the screen, then tap ‘Music Charts’ in the top right. Alternatively, anyone can find the chart on Billboard.com here.
The first chart is topped by Sexyy Red with SkeeYee. Sexyy Red makes three more appearances in this week’s top 50. The top three is also made up by Doja Cat’s Paint the Town Red at number two and august by Taylor Swift in at three. In the top fifty, you can find Dazz Band’s Let It Whip, a top five Hot 100 hit from 1982, a couple of country tracks from Zach Bryan and Tim McGraw, as well as songs from R&B artist Charlie Wilson and emo band Pinegrove.
TikTok is already the world’s most powerful platform for music discovery and promotion, and each week our passionate community of music fans drives songs onto the Billboard charts. It therefore made perfect sense to partner with Billboard to create the TikTok Billboard Top 50 Chart. The chart gives a clear picture of the music that is being listened to on TikTok, and consequently starting to trend on DSPs and other services.Ole Obermann, Global Head of Music Business Development, TikTok
We are thrilled to partner on the first Billboard chart on TikTok. At Billboard, we are constantly evolving our charts to reflect how fans engage with music and connect them more deeply with the artists they love. We see a clear opportunity to recognize the way music discovery on TikTok is shaping popular culture and are proud to offer this tool to the industry, while offering brands a new way to engage with music fans at scale. You’re not no. 1 until you’re no. 1 on Billboard.Mike Van, President, Billboard
I am so excited that so many of my songs are charting on TikTok and Billboard’s new chart. I always knew I would be a #1 type of artist, so I want to thank all my fans on TikTok for running my music up! I’m just being me on TikTok and people love it.Sexyy Red