Oricon to start counting YouTube towards their streaming chart

Oricon has made an exciting announcement regarding their official streaming charts! Officially beginning on September 14th, 2020 they will start allowing streams from both YouTube and YouTube Music to count towards their rankings.

YouTube / YouTube Music now joins a plethora of other streaming services that count towards the chart such as Apple Music, AWA, KKBOX, LINE MUSIC, and Rakuten Music. The tracking will differ depending on if you have a standard or premium YouTube account.

Customers who have a standard YouTube account will give a song/video 1/3 a point, so they would have to play it 3 times to give them 1 full point. For customers that have a YouTube premium account playing the song only once will grant it 1 point.

Oricon hopes that this additional will further modernize their charts, and give the songs a more accurate ranking.