Spotify gets serious about its charts, launching weekly Top 50 lists for Albums and Songs

For some time, Spotify’s daily charts have been an essential measure of music industry success.

Now, the company is giving its rankings a music business-friendly refresh, with the the launch of new Weekly Top 50 charts.

These new lists include a US Weekly Album Chart, a Global Weekly Album Chart, plus a US Weekly Song Chart and a Global Weekly Song Chart.

Technically, Spotify already offers weekly track charts for the global and US – amongst other territories – via SpotifyCharts.com, but this is the first time they’ve been packaged up as an ‘official’ Spotify Top 50.

Spotify hasn’t, however, traditionally published any form of weekly album charts.

Spotify’s new Top 50 weekly charts will reflect the standard industry release period (Friday release day through to the following Thursday), and will be published online each Monday.

In addition, Spotify is launching two new ‘Top 10 Debuts’ charts – one for

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