two-month delay, Rolling Stone’s music charts are now live.
Rolling Stone's charts will be updated daily (Billboard’s charts are updated weekly.)
“All five of these charts auto-populate in almost real-time on a daily basis, with finalized overviews available at the end of each week," reads at post on the Rolling Stone site, announcing the debut. "Our aim is to reflect the true impact of music, celebrate the artists most deserving of attention, and better define what it really means to be No. 1.”
The Rolling Stone music charts rank the top 100 singles and top 200 albums in the U.S. The charts also include the Rolling Stone Artist 500, which ranks the most-streamed artists, and the Rolling Stone Trending 25, a chart that tracks the fastest-rising songs.
Another chart focuses on first-time artists, called the Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25.
The Penske Media brand announced it would launch a series of charts to rival Billboard's music charts — widely considered the industry standard — on May 13, but then announced a delay.
“While we had initially targeted a public beta launch of May 13, we are instead going to remain in private beta to optimize with our industry partners and fully ensure the smoothness of our presentation," a statement read at the time.
All of the charts are powered by Alpha Data, previously known as BuzzAngle.
Penske Media acquired a controlling stake in the analytics company last year.