“The launch of The Global 100 marks a major step in the continuing evolution of the Billboard charts,” said Silvio Pietroluongo, senior vp charts and data products. “For decades, the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 has been viewed throughout the world as the barometer of success in music. Now, Billboard is proud to present a companion chart that will measure the impact of songs on an international scale.”
“The current musical landscape is no longer defined by borders and The Global 100 will further unify the music world by providing the definitive view of today’s top hits,” added Deanna Brown, president, Billboard – The Hollywood Reporter Media Group.
The Global 100 will make its debut later this year and will cover more than 180 territories around the globe. The new chart will factor streams on both subscription and ad-supported audio and video music services, as well as digital downloads from music retailers across the world.
The Hot 100 Chart is shaking.