SOUTH KOREA

CIRCLE ALBUM CHART

The CIRCLE Album Chart ranks physical album shipments, including mini and single albums. It is compiled from offline data provided by record labels and distributors such as Kakao M, CJ E&M Music, Genie Music, Sony Music Korea, Pony Canyon Korea, Universal Music Korea, and Warner Music Korea.

International shipments are counted to the Circle chart - for example, shipments to Target, Walmart, HMV all count.

CIRCLE DIGITAL CHART

The Gaon Digital Chart ranks best-selling non-physical, digital music sales, and is an aggregate of downloads, streaming and background music. It excludes radio airplay, and different versions of a song are listed as separate entries. It is compiled from online data provided by web-based music providers such as Genie, Melon, Mnet, Soribada, Naver Music, KakaoMusic and Bugs. There is no digital album chart because each song is a separate digital download.

DOMESTIC ONLY - only Korean streaming providers are counted for Gaon.

HANTEO

Hanteo measures the physical sales of albums at approved stores. The majority of approved sellers are in Korea and can be found in the South Korea section on our sellers page.

Generally, sellers that count to other national charts (e.g. HMV, Walmart) will not count to Hanteo.

USA

Billboard Hot 100

NATIONAL SINGLES CHART


This is the USA's premier singles chart. The chart is based on the number of equivalent units "sold". Units means 'sales' or 'streams'. The following data is counted:
- Physical sales (Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, sometimes Amazon, & BLACKPINK USA store). NOTE: Physical singles such as SOLO, How You Like That, R and LALISA have not been made available in the USA yet, and so could not be used.
- Digital sales (iTunes, BLACKPINK USA store, 7digital, Qobuz & Amazon)
- Audio streams (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, TIDAL, etc)
- YouTube video streams (MV & Audio)
- Radio airplay, ranked by number of audience impressions

Premium streams have more weight than free streams - use premium services (including free trials), where possible.

TRACKING WEEK: Friday 00:00 to Thursday 23:59 (sales and streaming // Monday to Sunday (radio airplay)

CHART ANNOUNCEMENT: Tuesdays on billboard.com

Billboard 200

NATIONAL ALBUMS CHART


This is the USA's premier albums chart. The chart is based on the number of equivalent units "sold". Units means 'sales' or 'streams'. The following data is counted:
- Physical sales (Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, sometimes Amazon, & BLACKPINK USA store).
- Digital sales (iTunes, BLACKPINK USA store, 7digital, Qobuz & Amazon)
- Audio streams (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, TIDAL, etc)
- YouTube video streams (MV & Audio)

IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. 1500 song streams from an album = 1 album sale
2. 10 digital song sales = 1 album sale. IMPORTANT: Please pay attention to fanbases in the USA before using this technique.

TRACKING WEEK: Friday 00:00 to Thursday 23:59

CHART ANNOUNCEMENT: Tuesdays on billboard.com

UK

UK Official Charts: Singles

NATIONAL SINGLES CHART


This is the UK's official national singles chart. The chart is based on the number of equivalent units "sold". Units means 'sales' or 'streams'. The following data is counted:
- Physical sales (HMV or UK BLACKPINK store).
- Digital sales (iTunes, 7digital, Qobuz & Amazon)
- Audio streams (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, TIDAL, etc)
- YouTube video streams (NOTE: Any video on the BLACKPINK YouTube account for the song counts, including live performances and audio uploads)

Premium streams are weighted higher. The official unit conversion rate is:

1 digital/physical sale = 1 unit
100 premium/paid streams = 1 unit
600 free streams = 1 unit

TRACKING WEEK: Friday 00:00 to Thursday 23:59.

CHART ANNOUNCEMENT: Friday 16:00 (Top 40 on BBC Radio 1) // Friday 17:45 (Top 100 on officialcharts.com)

UK Official Charts: Albums

NATIONAL ALBUMS CHART


This is the UK's official national albums chart. The chart is based on the number of equivalent units "sold". Units means 'sales' or 'streams'. The following data is counted:
- Physical sales (HMV or UK BLACKPINK store).
- Digital sales (iTunes & Amazon)
- Audio streams (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, TIDAL, etc)
- YouTube video streams (NOTE: Audio-only videos on YouTube also count, as long as they're on the BLACKPINK YouTube account)

ELIGIBILITY: A minimum of 5 songs, or 4 songs + a remix from another album. Example: Kill This Love album.

The official unit conversion rate is:

1 digital/physical sale = 1 unit
1000 weighted streams = 1 unit

The top two most popular songs from the album have their units weighted down to the same value as the average of the remaining songs - this means it's valuable to stream all songs and not to leave one out.

TRACKING WEEK: Friday 00:00 to Thursday 23:59.

CHART ANNOUNCEMENT: Friday 16:00 (Top 10 on BBC Radio 1) // Friday 17:45 (Top 100 on officialcharts.com)

UK Official Charts: Downloads

NATIONAL DOWNLOADS CHART


Ranks the most downloaded songs on iTunes and Amazon.

UK Official Charts: Audio Streaming

NATIONAL AUDIO STREAMING CHART


Ranks the most streamed songs on audio platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, TIDAL and Deezer.

UK Official Charts: Vinyl

NATIONAL VINYL CHART


Ranks the top vinyl albums.

UK Official Charts: Album Sales

NATIONAL ALBUM (SALES ONLY) CHART


Ranks the top selling albums on all digital and physical platforms.

UK Official Charts: Album Streaming

NATIONAL ALBUM STREAMING CHART


Ranks the most streamed albums on audio platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, TIDAL and Deezer.

UK Official Charts: Physical Albums

NATIONAL ALBUM (PHYSICAL ONLY) CHART


Ranks the top selling physical (CD) albums.

BIG TOP 40

ALTERNATIVE SINGLES CHART


This is an alternative UK singles chart using a more limited data set. It includes:
- iTunes sales
- Apple Music streams
- Radio play on Capital and Heart

The exact methodology is not public.

TRACKING WEEK: Unknown

CHART ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunday 16:00 (Top 40) // Sunday 19:00 (Top 75 on bigtop40.com)

WORLDWIDE

BILLBOARD GLOBAL 200

GLOBAL CHART

This chart includes sales and streaming data from more than 200 countries. It includes official streams from both premium and ad-supported video and audio streaming, and download sales from top music retailers from around the world.

RATIO:
One track sale = 200 premium streams = 900 ad-supported streams

TRACKING WEEK: Friday to Thursday

CHART ANNOUNCEMENT: Tuesday on billboard.com

BILLBOARD GLOBAL 200 (Excl US)

GLOBAL CHART - EXCLUDING USA

This chart includes sales and streaming data from more than 200 countries, excluding USA. It includes official streams from both premium and ad-supported video and audio streaming, and download sales from top music retailers from around the world.

RATIO:
One track sale = 200 premium streams = 900 ad-supported streams

TRACKING WEEK: Friday to Thursday

CHART ANNOUNCEMENT: Tuesday on billboard.com

AUSTRALIA: ARIA TOP 50 SINGLES / ALBUMS

NATIONAL SINGLES CHART

This is the national singles chart for Australia. It counts:
- Digital sales
- Physical sales
- Audio streams

Multiple sales from one user at one time do not count, so when buying multiple copies, buy them from different locations or in different transactions.

Premium streams have a higher weight, so use a premium account for streaming where possible.

TRACKING WEEK: Friday to Thursday

CHART ANNOUNCEMENT: Saturday 17:00 (Sydney time) on ARIA website.

Aria provides a list of participating retailers here.

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