Billboard's charts have expanded to the Philippines. Billboard Philippines (“BillboardPH”) recently premiered (June 12) the country’s first rankings reflecting local music consumption.
Using localized on-demand streaming data from global services Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube, plus download track sales from iTunes, BillboardPH’s new charts provide the most accurate representation of music popularity in the Philippines.
Leading ’s chart offerings is the , which ranks the top songs by both local and foreign acts. The , meanwhile, will contain only Filipino artists, and the Billboard PH will list songs by Filipino acts that are older than three years, but still being actively streamed.
commands the No. 1 spot on the BillboardPH Hot 100 with “Shape of You,” while and each place a pair of tracks each in the top 10. Also occupying spaces in the Hot 100 top 10 are 's “I’m the One," featuring , , & , at No. 3, and the current Billboard Hot 100 U.S. No. 1 hit “Despacito,” by & featuring , at No. 5.
The Billboard Philippine 20 is led by Inigo Pascual’s “Dahil Sa’Yo,” with singer/actress Jona holding down two spots in the top 10, at Nos. 3 and 4, with “Pusong Ligaw” and "Maghihintay Ako,” respectively. Also faring well on the local list is rock/fusion band Sud, which stands at No. 2 with “Sila.”
Billboard PH, launched in September 2016, has quickly become the premier source of music coverage in Philippines. The addition of local charts to a menu already including the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, among others, further emphasizes the site as the go-to place for Filipino music fans. The Billboard PH charts refresh each Monday morning local time.