Music Charts and Insights
YouTube Charts allows you to see what the hottest artists, songs and music videos from around the world are. We occasionally update our Charts policy — check back here for updates.
Trending chart: What’s new and hot in music right now
The Trending chart highlights new videos that were immediately popular upon release.
YouTube’s Trending Chart is updated multiple times a day.
Top Songs chart: The most played songs on YouTube
Top Artists chart: The biggest artists on YouTube
The Top Artists chart highlights the most popular artists on YouTube, based on the total view count of their entire discography – including official music videos, user-made videos with the official song, official live performances, remixes, lyric videos, album songs, and collaborations.
The Top Artists chart is updated weekly.
Top Music Videos chart: The most viewed music videos
The Top Music Videos chart celebrates the music video experience on YouTube, highlighting the most viewed official music videos on the platform.
The Top Music Videos chart is updated weekly.
Currently available locations
YouTube Charts is available to 57 countries around the world:
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- South Africa
Expect more charts about your favorite songs and artists to roll out soon.
How is YouTube Charts calculated?
The YouTube Charts break down the most viewed music on YouTube by song, video, and artist score. Paid advertising views on YouTube don’t count towards YouTube Charts.
- Top Songs ranks the overall performance of a song on YouTube by view count. It’s calculated by combining all official versions of a song (including the official music video, user generated content that uses the official song, and lyric videos).
- Top Music Videos ranks official music videos by video view count in the previous week.
- Top Artists ranks the top 100 artists by total views. An artist’s “total views” are the combined views of songs associated with the artist.
YouTube Music Insights
YouTube's Music Insights tool lets you find out what’s popular in cities and countries around the world, allowing you to go in deeper and learn even more about the most popular artists on YouTube.
Part of YouTube.com/Charts, Music Insights is calculated by combining all official versions of a song (including the official music video, user-made videos with the official song, and lyric videos).
Music Insights currently includes some of the most popular 25,000 artists on YouTube measured by view-counts.