Rolling Stone Officially Launches Its Own 'Rolling Stone Charts' With Lil Nas X Leading

Rolling Stone just launched its very own Rolling Stone Charts.


In an effort to rival Billboard, Rolling Stone Charts includes 100 top singles and 200 top albums in the US. Instead of solely weekly updates, Rolling Stone refreshes some charts on a daily basis, offering the industry an up-to-date and unprecedented charting experience.

In addition to the traditional charts, the Rolling Stone Artist 500 ranks the most-streamed artists at the moment. The Rolling Stone Trending 25 tracks the biggest trending songs. The Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 features first-time charting artists.

Rolling Stone offers a brief description of each chart below:

Rolling Stone 100 — the most popular songs in the United States each week, counting track streams across the major music-streaming providers as well as digital and physical purchases. It does not count passive listening, such as plays on terrestrial or digital radio. 

Rolling Stone 200 — logs the most popular albums today. The chart ranks consumption using physical and digital album sales, song sales and audio streams. This chart is updated daily and finalized on Monday each week with a default display of the final tally from the prior week.

Rolling Stone Artists 500 — the most in-demand artists of the week by audio streams, a metric representative of the most popular way the American audience listens to music these days. This artist chart does not include passive listening in its measurement. 

Rolling Stone Trending 25 — ranks new songs that are seeing the greatest gains in popularity each week, measured by percentage growth in audio streams. The Trending chart offers a truly in-the-moment view of music by highlighting tracks picking up the most momentum, week over week. Updated on a daily basis and only includes music released over the past 12 months.

Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 — highlights rising artists who are appearing on the charts for the very first time, offering a preview of the biggest stars of tomorrow. It measures audience demand by audio streams and does not include passive listening. Only artists who have not appeared in the Artist 500 chart before are eligible. 

Explore Rolling Stone Charts here.