Spotify’s new charts provide a more detailed look at what’s popular

Charts have a useful way for users to check out the best songs on any given day, as well as what’s trending. The company provides fans and artists to check out, as well as an opportunity to read them.

New to the platform are weekly genre charts. You will be able to see the 200 best songs across with user playlists and editorial input used to categorize songs. You can also take a look at artist lists. These will be updated every Friday to showcase the top 200 artists globally as well as in each of Spotify’s top 65 markets, based on streams from an artist’s entire catalogs.

What’s more, users can dive into more than just watching the greatest songs in specific locations. Local heart rate charts, meanwhile, show how popular a song is in a city compared to how big the number is around the world. It should give a sense of how listeners’ tastes in one city match the wider Spotify user base.

A graphic that shows the most popular songs in certain cities on Spotify through the new local heart rate charts.

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There are a few features tailored for artists as part of this expansion. They can see when a song entered the chart, its top position and dashes. Credits are now included for each song on the charts under “more”. If a song does particularly well, artists and fans can share this success using promo cards made by Spotify.

Spotify also expanded this year. It is now possible to watch the best podcast episodes in addition to the most popular shows.

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