On Thursday (Sept. 14), TikTok and Billboard introduced the TikTok Billboard High 50 chart — a brand new weekly chart that may monitor the most well-liked songs on the platform within the U.S. The chart is accessible to all TikTok customers within the U.S. and on Billboard.com.
The TikTok Billboard High 50 is the primary chart to watch the recognition of music on the video-sharing platform. The chart relies on a mixture of creations, video views and consumer engagement by the U.S. TikTok group and can be launched weekly each Thursday, beginning as we speak.
Sexyy Purple is the primary artist to prime the chart, with “SkeeYee” beginning at No. 1 on this week’s inaugural TikTok Billboard High 50. (Three different Sexxy Purple songs additionally land on this week’s tally.) Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” — which climbs to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Scorching 100 — is the No. 2 monitor on the primary TikTok Billboard High 50, whereas Taylor Swift’s folklore monitor “august” lands at No. 3.
“TikTok is already the world’s most powerful platform for music discovery and promotion, and each week our passionate community of music fans drives songs onto the Billboard charts,” stated Ole Obermann, international head of music enterprise growth at TikTok. “It therefore made perfect sense to partner with Billboard to create the TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart. The chart gives a clear picture of the music that is being listened to on TikTok, and consequently starting to trend on DSPs and other services.”
Along with the modern prime three on the brand new chart, Dazz Band’s “Let It Whip” — a prime 5 Scorching 100 hit from 1982 — lands within the prime 10 of the primary TikTok Billboard High 50, together with nation tracks from Zach Bryan and Tim McGraw and songs from R&B legend Charlie Wilson and emo band Pinegrove.
“We are thrilled to partner on the first Billboard chart on TikTok,” stated Mike Van, president, Billboard. “At Billboard, we are constantly evolving our charts to reflect how fans engage with music and connect them more deeply with the artists they love. We see a clear opportunity to recognize the way music discovery on TikTok is shaping popular culture and are proud to offer this tool to the industry, while offering brands a new way to engage with music fans at scale. You’re not No. 1 until you’re No. 1 on Billboard.”
For her half, Sexyy Purple desires to thank her followers on TikTok for “running my music up!”
“I am so excited that so many of my songs are charting on the TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart,” stated Sexyy Purple. “I always knew I would be a No. 1 type of artist, so I want to thank all my fans on TikTok for running my music up! I’m just being me on TikTok and people love it.”
Additionally celebrating Sexyy Purple’s new chart-topper is Larry Jackson’s leisure firm gamma, which counts the rookie rapper as one in all its early success tales after launching in March. Jackson tells Billboard he’s “so extremely proud to have a monitor from one in all our artists, Sexyy Purple, debut at No. 1 on the inaugural TikTok Billboard High 50 chart — a chart which I imagine could have an industry-wide significance alongside the Scorching 100 and Billboard 200 charts. And to have 4 tracks within the prime 50 on this new chart is one thing to marvel at as effectively.
“As a company that supports, nurtures and powers independent artists and creators, we believe that this is an incredible precursor for what’s to come in this era of independent business thought leaders such as Stan and Jay of [Sexyy Red’s label] Open Shift, and fiercely independent artists such as Sexyy Red, who are tackling the new modem music business with a sense of bravery and adventurousness that doesn’t subscribe to the norm or the conventionality of how it’s been done.”
TikTok customers can discover the brand new chart by urgent the spherical icon on the underside nook of the display within the TikTok app and tapping the “Music Charts” button within the prime proper. The chart can be discovered on Billboard.com, up to date weekly every Thursday.