Vietnamese Now Have Their Very Own Billboard Music Charts
Written by ABR on 14/01/2022
The most recognisable music charts in the world – the Billboard Music Charts – launches in Vietnam today.
Since its launch until now, Billboard Vietnam has always been a leading brand in the music industry, known for its quality and engaging content revolving around the Vietnamese music scene, artists, fans, and creators.
This is a historic and shining moment for Vietnam’s music industry as the Billboard Charts are now giving all Vietnamese artists and music a much-needed platform. And also a doorway to the international music landscape.
The flagship charts launched are two key lists central to highlighting the global and also local demand for Vietnamese music. These are:
- Billboard Vietnamese Hot 100, and
- Billboard Vietnam Top Vietnamese Songs
They are selected based on a weighted formula merging official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of songs ranked most popular. Plus download sales from top music retailers, provided by MRC Data.
With the launch of the two charts, Billboard Vietnam will be able to showcase the popularity of local artists as well as highlight the reach and influence of global artists within the territory. Bringing Vietnamese artists to another milestone in celebrating their success internationally and also within its music community.
“We are excited that Vietnamese music culture can unite and shine with artists around the world under a standardized metric for our music industry. I would like to thank Billboard President Julian Holguin, the entire Billboard U.S. and the regional team for their commitment in bringing the charts to Vietnam,” said Billboard Vietnam CEO, Myke Brown.
“Music Charts are one of the most important validations that artists can receive from fans.”
“We at Billboard Vietnam are truly committed to our local artists and we wish for them to reach their highest potential by empowering them and providing them an opportunity to participate and be discovered on the global stage.”
– Myke Brown, CEO of Billboard Vietnam.
Billboard was first introduced as a national music chart in 1940 and their music popularity rankings have grown to be the most accurate and respected measure of success for artists and their music.
The Billboard Hot 100, introduced in 1958, and Billboard 200, launched in 1956, have been the barometer of success for artists, songs, and albums in the U.S. for decades and resonate globally, especially for international acts who are able to dominate those rankings.
“Since the introduction of the charts, Billboard has been the music industry’s main resource for measuring what is popular,
“With its storied history, artistry, and cultural significance, we couldn’t be more thrilled to launch a new regional chart in Vietnam. Billboard is humbled to bring the rich Vietnamese music scene to a global audience, and we look forward to the artist discovery this chart will usher in.”
– Julian Holguin, President of Billboard.
Music fans play a vital role for the Billboard Vietnam music charts as their support counts for streams, views, and sales of their favorite artists’ music through legitimate music providers which contribute towards these artists’ success.
The charts will be the first of their kind locally, exposing Vietnamese music and artists to an international audience while displaying the impact of international acts within Vietnam.
In 2021, Billboard Vietnam interviewed Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Alan Walker, Pink Sweat$, AURORA and G.E.M. Tang.
Always a partner alongside artists both at home and abroad, Billboard Vietnam is gradually asserting its position as an indispensable source for music lovers.
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