YouTube Lets You Explore Music Trends with Its Global Charts

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A couple of months after introducing its Explore tab that allowed us to discover new music, YouTube is expanding its influence in the music world with its newly-launched global charts.

The main idea behind this innovation is allowing YouTube users to “directly engage with the most popular music from 57 countries around the world.” In addition to seeing which songs and artists are trending in your own country, you can use this new feature to explore global music trends everywhere from Germany to South Africa.

The chart section offers insight into several different categories, including top songs, top music videos, and top artists in your home country—or another countries around the world. It’s a pretty interesting feature which allows you to see how global trends differ from country to country.

YouTube isn’t the only media platform trying to expend its reach by introducing its own charts. Back in 2019, Rolling Stone introduced a series of charts in an attempt to compete with Billboard, but the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 are still used as the main indicator of sales and streams in the music industry.