October 2, 2023
Music Industry

Billboard has a new TikTok music chart

TikTok videos are driving a lot of music consumption, so much so that Billboard has decided that TikTok needs its own music chart. This shows exactly what kind of a monster the platform it has become when it comes to the industry.

The official “TikTok Billboard Top 50 Chart” is launching in the US. The press release says this is “first official chart in the U.S. to monitor music discovery and engagement on the platform. It is the verified list of the hottest songs on TikTok each week, giving the most accurate record of the current music trends happening in the U.S. market. The chart is based on a combination of creations, video views, and user engagement by the U.S. TikTok community, and will be released weekly on Thursdays.”

It’ll be interesting to track artists and songs on this new chart given. Here’s the first-ever TikTok Top 10.

  1. Sexyy Red, SkeeYee
  2. Doja Cat, Paint the Town Red
  3. Taylor Swift, August
  4. Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong and Hynden Walch, Go!
  5. Zach Bryan featuring Kacy Musgraves, I Remember Everything
  6. Ice Spece, Deli
  7. Odetar & 9lives, I Love You Hoe
  8. NLE Choppa, It’s Getting Hot
  9. Charlie Wilson featuring T.I., I’m Blessed
  10. Dazz Band, Let It Whip (A song from 1982!)

I’ll save you the browse: There are no rock songs on this chart.

Alan Cross

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