The announcement that Apple Music has added Top 100 charts for 116 countries may have come as a surprise to anyone who assumed the service had this kind of feature already. But no: Apple Music users *can* now browse the top 100s for a host of countries, from the UK and US to China, with the rankings addable to libraries and also cacheable for offline listening.
According to The Verge, the charts will update once a day at 12am Pacific-time. Besides offering listeners an easy way to check the current hits, the move should make Apple Music’s country charts a more-prominent metric used within the industry, just as its iTunes charts have been a barometer for the download years.
They’re not alone, of course: the new charts will sit alongside Spotify’s country-level rankings; the charts that YouTube Music launched earlier this year; and (lest we forget) the actual, official charts in the various countries too. In other, iterative Apple Music news, the service now separates albums from singles and EPs on artists’ profile pages, although for now they remain bundled together in search results.