Major! Billboard Announce Launch Of New ‘Global 100’ Chart

Published: Tuesday 7th May 2019 by Sam

With the advent of the internet, the music industry has been shapeshifting at a rapid rate. And these days, streaming is its key driver.

The interconnected nature of modern technology has bulldozed geographical barriers and facilitated the formation of global villages. Not just socially, but musically.

To reflect this, Billboard have announced the creation of an all-new chart – the Billboard Global 100.

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Set to launch later this year, the tally is billed as “the first authoritative chart ranking top songs globally, based on worldwide streams and download sales.”

Speaking on the historic move, Billboard’s Senior VP Charts and Data Products. Silvio Pietroluongo said:

“The launch of The Global 100 marks a major step in the continuing evolution of the Billboard charts. For decades, the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 has been viewed throughout the world as the barometer of success in music. Now, Billboard is proud to present a companion chart that will measure the impact of songs on an international scale.”

The Global 100 will be powered by Nielsen data and will track activity in more than 180 countries. Much its operation will mirror the Hot 100 (sans radio) in that it’ll rank based on a weighted formula that factors digital downloads and streams (free + subscription) from all the leading audio and video platforms.

It’ll be interesting to see how the streaming component sways the game, because while the Spotify’s and Apple Music’s dominate in many Western countries, other platforms lead the field elsewhere. A reality which may help catapult localised names to global notability.

More broadly, we envisage this helping further diversify the music landscape on a global scale – which is an amazing stride!

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  1. 2bad2bme May 7, 2019

    Ok, now we are talking. Let’s see who is REALLY taking over. This is huge!

  2. tikklzzz May 7, 2019

    FINALLY!

  3. Latinissima May 7, 2019

    This is so gooooood for the music industry! Im hyped. Its really late for Billboard but better than never.

  4. SMH May 7, 2019

    What this will actually do is expose all the smoke & mirrors artists that the U.S. thinks are these major megastars, and show exactly how minor they really are in comparison to international pop stars who actually sell units without the help of streaming. Prepare to gag at your faves’ mediocrity kids lol.

    • D May 7, 2019

      THIS!!!

    • 2bad2bme May 7, 2019

      The gag is when the white folks in the US see how much the asians and hispanics dominate the charts they may disband this whole thing LOL.

      • Ot May 7, 2019

        In a way it’s true. Don’t mess with K pop streamers and fans they consume their music like crazy.

    • stan May 7, 2019

      OOP! get out of here with your facts!

  5. Ot May 7, 2019

    Yhup. You can’t easily fake and inflate streams for career boost like some US artists do in America cos of industry politics/influence. So now we get to see who is who across all nations, in all continents.

  6. Heddon May 7, 2019

    Yhup. You can’t easily fake and inflate streams outside US for career boost like some US artists do in America cos of industry politics/influence. So now we get to see who is who across all nations, in all continents.

  7. Haterz Gon‘ Hate May 7, 2019

    OOOOOOOOP!!!! TAYLOR ABOUT TO GET SCHOOLED ON WHAT “GLOBAL” vs “LOCAL” really means!! AIN’T NOBODY CHECKING for her like that in Eastern Europe and ASIA 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  8. Jake May 7, 2019

    Exactly maybe people with actual talent like Rita Ora, Stormzy, Jessie J and more for England and Africa can get recognition

    • Jake May 7, 2019

      On the other hand Beyoncé right now has the number one album on iTunes Barbados in front of… 💀 Rihanna ✌🏾

  9. Ropeburn May 7, 2019

    This chart ain’t gon have nothin but K-Pop trash in the top ten. Them folks have blazing fast internet speeds and absolutely no lives.

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. May 7, 2019

      @Ropeburn – hahaha!

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