Billboard has been leading the way in the music chart business for as long as we can remember, but it seems there’s a new player on the market.
Rolling Stone is getting ready to launch their own music charts and take on their biggest competitor.
This innovation was a long time in the making – ever since Penske Media Corp. became majority owner of Rolling Stone two years ago. Their CEO Jay Penske announced the news in a press release, and promised more transparent statistics with their newly-established charts.
“What’s imperative and exciting about our new Rolling Stone Charts is that it will present a transparent, granular and real-time quantification to accurately reflect listeners’ evolving interests and give insight into worldwide trends,” said Penske.
The first batch of Rolling Stone charts will see the light of day on May 13th, and here’s what you can expect from them:
Top 100 Songs – a daily chart that ranks the most consumed songs of the week
Top 200 Albums – a weekly chart that ranks the most consumed albums of the week
Rolling Stone Artist 500 – a weekly chart that ranks the most streamed artists of the week
Rolling Stone Trending 25 – a weekly chart that ranks the fastest-growing songs of the week
Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 – a weekly chart that ranks the artists who have charted for the first time