The Billboard Hot 100 is still the standard by which a song's popularity is measured in the United States. The Hot 100 is ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data compiled by Nielsen Soundscan (both at retail and digitally) and streaming activity provided by online music sources.
In the US, "Sukiyaki" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1963, one of the few non-English songs to have done so, and the first in a non-European language. It was the only single by an Asian artist to top the Hot 100 until the 2020 release of " Dynamite " by the South Korean band BTS .  "
Radio broadcasting in the United States has been used since the early 1920s to distribute news and entertainment to a national audience. By 1931, a majority of U.S. households owned at least one radio receiver.