BILLBOARD US CHART

Everything you need to know

MAIN CHARTS

BILLBOARD 200

The Billboard 200 is one of Billboard’s music charts, focused on music albums and EPs.

According to Chart Data, Billboard combines pure sales, TEA and SEA to calculate the ranking.

TRACKING WEEK

SALES : Friday to Thursday

STREAMS : Friday to Thursday

HOW THEY COUNT ?
1 TRACK SALES
= 200 streams (premium user) or 900 streams (free user)

Charts are refreshed every Tuesday on Billboard.com (during weeks with Monday holidays, charts update on Wednesdays) and reflect the date of the Billboard issue in which they appear; online-only charts display the same corresponding date. Articles on the Billboard 200 generally post on Monday afternoons

BILLBOARD GLOBAL 200 & BILLBOARD GLOBAL EXCL. U.S.

The Billboard Global 200 includes worldwide streaming/buying.

The Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart focuses exclusively on all territories outside the United States.

TRACKING WEEK

SALES : Friday to Thursday

STREAMS : Friday to Thursday

HOW THEY COUNT ?
1 ALBUM / UNIT SALE
 = 1250 streams (premium user) or 3750 streams (free user)

Charts are refreshed every Tuesday on Billboard.com (during weeks with Monday holidays, chart update on Wednesdays). The top 100 songs are featured on Billboard.com, while the compete 200-title rankings are visible on Billboard Pro, Billboard’s subscription-based service. Both charts calculate Worldwide Streams and Download Sales

BILLBOARD HOT 100

The Billboard 100 foccuses on music singles.

According to Billboard, streaming remains the most dominant factor on the Hot100 chart, followed by radio airplay and digital sales in descending order of significances.

TRACKING WEEK

SALES : Friday to Thursday

STREAMS : Friday to Thursday

AIRPLAY (RADIO) : Friday to Thursday

OTHER CHARTS

PURCHASING RULES

WHO CAN BUY ?

  • MOAs living in USA / Puerto Rico
  • MOAs who have an USA/PR payment method.
  • If a US citizen buys a song on iTunes in Canada, it will count for sales in Canada and not for sales in the US.

NOTE

For physical albums, the rule also exists where you can only buy 4 copies of the album. You must have a unique name, shipping and billing address, as well as unique cards. Please refrain from purchasing multiple albums using the same information as this will be invalid.

HOW TO BUY ?

TRACKING WEEK

EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Friday 12AM EST to Thursday 11:59PM EST

KOREAN STANDARD TIME

Saturday 1PM KST to Friday 12:59PM KST

WHERE CAN YOU PURCHASE ?

DIGITALS

PHYSICALS

WHERE CAN YOU STREAM ?

SHAZAM

Some radio stations look at Shazam numbers to determine buzz around songs and may add songs with good Shazam numbers. Spotify and other music platforms also look at Shazam numbers for determining playlisting as well. Getting TXT onto big playlists helps with exposing more people to TXT. (From WatersOnAir on Twitter, an American Radio DJ).

HOW TO USE SHAZAM ?

TIK TOK

Radio Stations look at TikTok views/videos of a sound to see what new songs are buzzing in the US. Many popular TikTok songs also become big radio hits and see high sales from their performance on TikTok. When making videos on TikTok, always be sure to include the official TXT sounds in your videos.