Billboard has long been the authority on what's popular in music. The company tallies weekly rankings across charts like the Billboard 200 and Hot 100. With a hand from Spotify, you'll now have a way to listen to clips of songs on those charts without having to hunt for them elsewhere. Billboard announced the partnership today, and the snippets of tracks are already live on the weekly lists of what's popular in terms of audio entertainment.
The charts now offer 30-second clips from Spotify, and as you might expect, there's the option to listen to the full song inside the app. Of course, the excerpts don't require a subscription, so you're free to browse the lists as much as you'd like. The music-streaming service is also working with Billboard on three new charts.
Viral 50 will compile the most popular songs in terms of sharing and social activity, while the Velocity Chart will track what's trending on Spotify. There's also a Spotify Rewind chart that will gather five songs from each decade, spanning the 1960s through the 2000s, ranked based on popularity. What's more, you'll be able to listen to Spotify's New Music Friday playlist on Billboard's site while you read up on the latest music news.