Billboard Brasil is a monthly Brazilianmagazine launched on October 10, 2009, with a print-run of over 40,000 copies. It is distributed nationwide by Brazil's biggest distributor Dinap. The Billboardcharts printed in the magazine and on its website are accepted as Brazil's official charts.
About 60% of the editorial pages are produced in Brazil, with the remainder being translated from the international edition.
Billboard Brasil follows the basic format of the American Billboard, featuring both Brasil Hot 100 and Billboard 200charts, articles on regional and international music, as well as regional and international charts. The charts are done based on the Crowley Broadcast Analysis report, which monitors 265 radio stations around the country, and which already provided this service for the music industry prior to Billboard's launch. Brazil was the third country to launch a print affiliate of the American magazine, following Russia and Turkey.
Billboard charts are accepted as Brazil's official charts, covering airplay data collected by Crowley/Music Media from 14 different cities. The overall chart is the Brasil Hot 100 Airplay, which is also split between regional music - forró, Axé, sertanejo, pagode - on Brasil Hot Popular Songs, and pop music - both Brazilian and foreign - on Brasil Hot Pop Songs. Regional charts for each of the 14 cities are also given. The charts include: