Billboard launched the first-ever Afrobeats music chart!
Collaborating with Afro Nation global Afrobeats brand, Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart, will have 50 positions, and rank the country’s most popular Afrobeat songs. Using a formula that includes official streams on subscription and ad-supported tiers, as well as download sales from top music retailers, the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart will be available on billboard.com.
“The last decade has seen Afrobeats explode into a worldwide phenomenon, influencing culture and fashion across the globe and I am humbled to have made a contribution to growing the genre alongside many talented, passionate people,” said Afro Nation founder, Co-Head of UTA London and founder of Event Horizon Obi Asika. “There is still so much more potential within the scene and the community that has grown around it and I believe it is vital that with Billboard we now have a US chart that reflects this growth and provides a platform for emerging artists from every continent to showcase their talent to new audiences.”