TikTok undeniably plays a hand in today’s music industry, even testing its own music streaming service. The app’s influence is arguably increasing with its latest announcement: a partnership with Billboard to launch the official TikTok Billboard Top 50 Chart.
The weekly chart will consist of the most popular songs on TikTok in the U.S., and will be featured on both the app and Billboard.com. The metrics for this list include creations, video views, and user engagement. It’s a natural extension of Billboard’s long influential charts, first started all the way back in 1913.
“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,” said Ole Obermann, global head of music business development at TikTok, in a statement.