Billboard charts

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Billboard charts are charts published by Billboard magazine. They have information about the popularity of music songs, singers, etc. The Billboard Hot 100 is the most popular chart. It appears every week in the United States. It uses information from radio play and sales to say the most popular song each week.

Songs[change | change source]

All-genre[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
The Billboard Hot 100 sales + airplay 100
  • Ranks the top 100 songs currently playing on radio stations.
Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 25
  • Ranks the top 25 songs below #100 that have not yet appeared on the Hot 100.
  • It is a 25-position extension from the Hot 100. This means that it ranks the 25 songs that are above the 100 mark from the Hot 100.
  • But a song cannot appear on the Bubbling Under chart if it has appeared on the Hot 100.
Heatseekers Songs 25
  • Ranks songs from new artists/bands that have never reached the top 50 of the Hot 100.
  • If a song reaches the top 50, it and any of the artist's/band's other singles can not chart on the Heatseekers.
Hot 100 Airplay airplay (audience) 75
  • Measures radio airplay on 1,233 radio stations.
Hot Singles Sales physical sales 50
  • Measures sales of CD singles
  • It is not a recurrent chart.
Hot Digital Songs digital sales 75
Hot Digital Tracks 75
  • Ranks digital song sales with different versions of songs listed (remix, radio edits, alternative versions)
  • No recurrent chart

R&B/Hip-Hop[change | change source]

Chart Title Description
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs lists the most popular song from Urban AC and R&B/Hip-Hop stations and record sales from Urban stores.
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay measures airplay on R&B/Hip-Hop stations.
Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop The Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop ranks songs by combining airplay base on radio plays (spins) from 76 R&B/Hip-Hop Stations.
Hot Adult R&B Airplay The Hot Adult R&B Airplay measures airplay from 65 Urban AC radio stations.
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales is the sales version of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles The Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles ranks the top 25 singles that are above the 100 number.
Rhythmic Top 40 Measures airplay spins on 72 rhythmic stations. Rhythmic is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, upbeat rhythmic pop, hip hop and R&B hits. These stations also contribute to Dance/Mix Show Airplay.
Hot Rap Songs The Hot Rap Songs ranks the top 25 Hip-Hop/Rap songs.
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrents The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ranks songs that have fallen below #50 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and have been on that chart for over 20 weeks.
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay ranks the songs that have fallen below #25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and have been on that chart for over 20 weeks.

Adult/Pop[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
Top 40 Mainstream airplay (spins) 40
Adult Top 40 40
Adult Contemporary 30

Country[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
Hot Country Songs airplay (audience) 60

Rock[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
Rock Songs airplay (audience) 50
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks airplay (spins) 40
  • Measures airplay spins on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (i.e., alternative).
Alternative Songs 40
Active Rock 40
  • Measures airplay spins on 57 active rock radio stations, which plays current rock artists with a mix of classic rock songs
Heritage Rock 30
Triple A 30

Dance[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
Hot Dance Club Songs reports from DJs 50
Dance/Mix Show Airplay Continuous airplay (Spins from exclusive reporters)
Mix show airplay (Spins from Mainstream and Rhythmic stations)
25
Hot Dance Singles Sales 10
Hot Dance/Electronic Digital Songs 50

Latin[change | change source]

Billboard Chart Title Description
Hot Latin Songs
Latin Pop Airplay
Latin Regional Mexican Airplay
Latin Tropical Airplay
Latin Rhythm Airplay

Christian[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
Christian Songs airplay (audience) 50
Hot Christian AC Songs airplay (spins) 30
Hot Gospel Songs 30

Jazz[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
Smooth Jazz Songs airplay (spins) 30
  • Measures airplay spins on 14 smooth jazz stations

Ringtones[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
Hot Ringtones ringtone sale 40
Hot RingMasters 40
Hot Videoclips 25

Canadian charts[change | change source]

Chart Title Chart type Number of
positions
Description
Canadian Hot 100 airplay + sales 100
Emerging Canadian Artist 30
Hot Digital Song digital sales 75
Hot 100 Airplay airplay (audience) 75
All-format Airplay airplay (spins) 50
CHR/Top 40 Airplay 50
AC Airplay 50
  • Measures radio airplay spins on 28 AC radio stations
Hot AC Airplay 50
  • Measures radio airplay spins on 24 Hot AC radio stations
Country Airplay 50
  • Measures radio airplay spins on 31 country radio stations.
Rock Airplay 50
  • Measures radio airplay spins on 29 rock radio stations

International charts[change | change source]

Billboard Chart Title Description
Brasil Hot 100 Airplay The Brazil Hot 100 Airplay ranks the most listening singles and tracks in Brazil.
Euro Digital Songs The chart ranks the best selling digital singles and tracks in Europe.
European Hot 100 Singles The Eurochart Hot 100 Singles ranks the best selling singles in Europe by combining sales from various countries in Europe.
Global Dance Tracks Global Dance Tracks is a weekly international survey of the songs that are most popular in dance clubs globally. It is compiled by Billboard exclusively from playlists submitted by nightclub disc jockeys who must apply and meet certain criteria to become Billboard-reporting DJs.
Japan Hot 100 The Japan Hot 100 ranks the best selling singles and tracks in Japan.
Korea K-Pop Hot 100[1] The Korea K-Pop Hot 100 ranks the best selling singles and tracks in South Korea.
Luxembourg Digital Songs The chart ranks the best selling digital singles and tracks in Luxembourg.

Discontinued charts[change | change source]

Chart Title Discontinued date Description
Country Singles Sales 2005
Pop 100 June 13, 2009
  • Ranked songs by combining airplay focused on pop radio and sales
  • The chart's importance is replaced by the Top 40 Mainstream chart
Pop 100 Airplay

Albums[change | change source]

Chart Title Number of
positions
Description
The Billboard 200 200
  • Includes both new and catalog albums.
Top Current Albums 200
  • The same chart as Billboard 200, with catalog titles removed
Top Pop Catalog Albums 50
  • An album becomes a catalog title when it is more than 18 months old and has fallen below position 100 on the Billboard 200.
Top Internet Albums 40
Tastemakers
Top Digital Albums 50
Heatseekers Albums 50
  • Ranks albums from new artists/bands that have never attained the top 100 of Billboard 200.
  • If an album reaches the top 100, it and any of the artist's/band's subsequent singles are ineligible for the chart.
Heatseekers Albums (East North Central)
Heatseekers Albums (Middle Atlantic)
Heatseekers Albums (Mountain)
Heatseekers Albums (Northeast)
Heatseekers Albums (Pacific)
Heatseekers Albums (South Atlantic)
Heatseekers Albums (South Central)
Heatseekers Albums (West North Central)
Top Independent Albums 50
Top Rock Albums 25
Top Alternative Albums
Top Hard Rock Albums 20
Top Folk Albums 15
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 100
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums 100
Top Rap Albums 30
Top Country Albums 75
Top Country Catalog Albums 75
Top Bluegrass Albums 15
Top Latin Albums 30
Regional Mexican Albums
Latin Pop Albums 30
Tropical Albums
Latin Rhythm Albums
Top Classical Albums
  • Traditional Classical albums
Top Classical Crossover Albums
Classical Albums
  • Available only on billboard.com
Top Classical Budget Albums
Top Classical Midline Albums
Top Christian Albums 50
Top Gospel Albums 40
Top Christian & Gospel Albums
Top Jazz Albums
  • Traditional Jazz albums
Top Contemporary Jazz
Jazz Albums 35
  • Available only on billboard.com
Top Dance/Electronic Albums 25
Top Blues Albums
Top Cast Albums
Top Comedy Albums
Top Compilation Albums 20
Top Holiday Albums 50
Top Kid Audio 15
Top New Age Albums
Top Reggae Albums
Top Soundtracks 30
Top World Albums
  • Ranks biggest-selling world music albums, including catalog titles

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