Music History

Billboard Launches New “Twitter Real-Time Charts”

Billboard, long the scorekeeper when it comes to the music industry, today introduced their first real-time charts.  Called the Billboard Trending 140, it’s an “up-to-the-minute ranking of songs shared in the US measured by acceleration over the past hour.”

Here’s what it displayed as of 9:53 AM ET today.

Billboard Trending 140

Next is the Emerging Artists chart which measures what new artists are hot right now.  This is from 9:53 AM ET today.

Billboard Twitter Emerging


You can read about how all these charts are compiled and how they may be used at Billboard.

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One thought on “Billboard Launches New “Twitter Real-Time Charts”

  • This is interesting but I wish they had more details around genre.


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