YouTube Music launch Global Charts letting your explore the most popular music around the world
Browse the top songs, music videos, artists and trending music around the world and in 57 individual countries with YouTube Music’s new Global Charts.
YouTube Music launched the Explore tab within their music streaming platform in April. Explore is YouTube’s music discovery tool, showing new albums, singles, music videos, charts, mood/genre playlists and trending content based on your listening data. YouTube Music have now added a new Charts feature within the Explore tab.
Global Charts features the following:
- Top songs – The most played songs on YouTube
- Top music videos – The most viewed music videos
- Top artists – The biggest artists on YouTube
- Genres – The top videos across the major genres on YouTube
- Trending – What’s new and hot in music right now
Engage with the most popular and trending music in your country, globally or filter by one of 57 different countries around the world, with more coming soon. Popularity is based on view counts across all videos that feature the full track such as music videos, lyric videos and user-uploaded videos. Top artists are based on lifetime views across their entire discography.
This news from YouTube came the same day Spotify launched global and US based weekly song and album charts on Twitter. The new Spotify charts are slightly different however, as they currently offer no seemless way to play the tracks, such as a weekly chart playlist.
YouTube Music now lets free users cast uploaded music to smart speakers.