TikTok has changed an entire generation's relationship with music, and now the video streaming platform has a Billboard chart of its own. The TikTok Billboard Top 50 was announced yesterday (September 14) by the long-running music industry publication. The chart assembles its list "based on creations, video views and user engagement," and topping the chart in its first week is "SkeeYee," the hit from St. Louis rapper Sexyy Red.
The No. 1 debut of "SkeeYee" on the TikTok chart comes as the song sits at a respectable No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Paint The Town Red" by Doja Cat, which became the first rap No. 1 on the Hot 100 in over a year this week, comes in at No. 2 on the TikTok chart.
Sexy Redd has a total of four songs on the TikTok chart, with Taylor Swift logging six in the top 50 including, unsurprisingly, her hit "Anti-Hero." Some surprises on the chart include Charlie WIlson's 2017 song with T.I. "I'm Blessed" in the top 10 at No. 9, and convicted sex criminal R Kelly's horrifyingly titled "It Seems Like You're Ready" at No. 45.