The Billboard Philippines Songs Chart announced yesterday (November 16) that more original Filipino songs have entered the charts compared to last year.

The charts take into account both international and local artists based on the listening patterns of the country. This year, 21 Filipino artists have made their way onto the charts. The artists among the 21 include Shanti Dope, Sunkissed Lola, Calein, Kenaniah, Jeff Grecia, Dilaw, Shoti, SB19, Cean Jr., Rhodessa, DEMI and Madman Stan, Maki, Jed Baruelo, Juan Karlos, Hev Abi, Arthur Miguel, Cup of Joe, Janine Teñoso, Nateman, and TONEEJAY. TONEEJAY is the latest in the list to debut on the charts, with “711” entering at the 17th spot last November 14.


ToneeJay photographed by Nukie Timtiman

In a Tweet responding to the news, the singer-songwriter shared, “Thank you for supporting local music!”

Billboard’s Philippines Songs charts were created in February 2022 as part of their Hits of the World category. Filipino artists have recently been breaking records on the charts, such as Juan Karlos breaking the all-time single-day stream record in the country and becoming the first-ever Filipino to break into Billboard’s Global Excl. US chart, debuting at the 138th spot. Adie and Janine Berdin’s collaboration, “Mahika” (Magic) has also become the longest-charting track in the chart’s history, with over 70 weeks on the charts. Berdin is also the first Filipina artist to ever top the charts.

Janine Berdin

Janine: courtesy of @janineberdin

The Philippines Songs charts are monitored and updated by Billboard Global. These charts are separate from Billboard Philippines’ all Filipino charts, which are set to be launched soon.