YouTube Integrating New Music Charts As Live Playlists In ‘YouTube Music’ App

By 12/13/2018
YouTube Integrating New Music Charts As Live Playlists In ‘YouTube Music’ App

YouTube wants to make the new music-focused charts it unveiled in May — ahead of the launch of the new YouTube Music app — more listenable for subscribers.

Soon, a total of five charts will roll out as live playlists within the YouTube Music app, which is currently available in 29 markets. Each country will get a total of five charts — three of which are nationwide, and two of which will track global trends.

First, the Top 100 Songs chart — which combines official music video, user-generated content, and lyric video views — will be available in both global and local iterations. Both local and global editions of the Top 100 Music Videos will also be available — updated weekly on Sundays at 12 pm PT (as with the Top Songs chart). Finally, in each of YouTube Music’s 29 markets, a different Top 20 Trending chart will be available. This latter chart is updated multiple times daily, though — like the original ‘Trending’ tab — it is fairly unclear how exactly YouTube calculates placements.


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“Fans can now easily access YouTube Charts as playlists that will appear on users’ home screens or by search,” YouTube Music product manager Elliott Breece wrote in a blog post. Users can also add charts to their libraries.

In the U.S., all three charts are currently being topped by Ariana Grande’s record-breaking “Thank U, Next.”

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