Billboard and MRC Data team up for new international charts


We tend to think of Billboard’s music charts predominantly in the context of the US industry, but the publication has long been casting its ranking-feelers globally too. That’s now expanding through its partnership with research firm MRC Data: the pair will be compiling a new set of weekly ‘Hits of The World’ charts, ranking the top 25 tracks in more than 40 countries based on streams and download sales.

The new charts will be published on Billboard’s website, with the data available to MRC Data’s Music Connect subscribers to dig into in more depth. The new charts follow Billboard and MRC Data’s launch in 2020 of their Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. US charts, which draw their data from more than 200 territories globally.

Now the new rankings will drill down into some of the most interesting countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa.

Written by: Stuart Dredge