YouTube Music this week launched YouTube Charts as playlists. Youtube Music is available in 29 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States. Users in those countries can explore the hottest songs and videos both globally and locally.
The playlists available, per country, are what is trending, the most viewed music videos and the most played songs this week. There are also global playlists.
Elliott Breece, Product Manager at YouTube Music, at Google wrote that “fans can also add their favorite charts to their library so they can stay up-to-date on what’s trending on the platform.”
Top Songs Chart
The Top Songs chart combines the number of views of a song on YouTube (including the official music video, official song used in user-generated content and lyric videos). The Top Songs chart is updated weekly on Sunday at 12 p.m. PST.
Each country will get both a global and country-specific version of this chart.
Top Videos Chart
The Top Music Videos chart goes beyond the song and gives fans the chance to dive into the most viewed official music videos on the platform.
Top Videos is updated weekly on Sunday at 12 p.m. PST. Each country will get both a global and country-specific version of this chart.
Top 20 Trending – Country chart
The new Trending chart is updated multiple times a day to provide a unique, real-time view of the hottest new music fans are enjoying in a specific country.
The Trending chart is YouTube’s first dedicated external signal of the most-viewed new music on the platform, providing an instant snapshot of what is driving music culture.