Official Charts Company

  1. Phil Collins Makes It 3 Weeks Atop Euro Chart

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Collins leads Billboard's European Albums chart for a third week with "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music), as Eminem 's "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Rihanna , moves into a third week ...

  2. Tinie Tempah Makes Big Debut On UK Chart

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Parlophone/EMI's south London rapper Tinie Tempah has followed last week's No. 1 U.K. single "Written In The Stars" with a chart-topping start for his debut album "Disc-overy." As Tempah's "Stars," feat ...

  3. Phil Collins Back At No. 1 In U.K.

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Atlantic label has both new U.K. chart champions, with Phil Collins topping the U.K. album chart for the first time in 12 years, after his soul covers set "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed 4-1 on the new Official Charts Co ...

  4. The Script Beats Linkin Park On U.K. Chart

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish band the Script made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from two releases as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Charts Company. Their "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 71,000 copies to claim the top sp ...

  5. U.K. Track Download Sales Hit 500 Million

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Official Charts Company (OCC) has confirmed that download sales have hit 500 million in the U.K. The half a billion total was achieved at the end of August and took just over six years. The OCC says the download market took off in 2004; a down ...

  6. Iron Maiden Slays Rivals On U.K. Album Chart

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British rock perennials Iron Maiden extended their run of U.K. No. 1 albums to 28 years, and their overall album chart span to 30 years, with "The Final Frontier" (EMI). On the new singles chart, Relentless/Virgin's British "gr ...

  7. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), feat ...

  8. Faithless, Fiat Partner On TV Promo

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. dance act Faithless is experimenting with new methods of reaching its audience during the current album campaign. Faithless' sixth studio album, "The Dance," was released on its own Nate's Tunes label in May. The b ...

  9. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop U.K. Chart

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire scored their first U.K. No. 1 album with their third set "The Suburbs" (Mercury/Universal). Ne-Yo 's "Beautiful Monster" (Def Jam/Universal) debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's singles listin ...

  10. Eminem Beats Tom Jones To Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from Tom Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted sc ...

  11. U.K. Music Sales Edge Up In 2010 First Half

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Entertainment Retailers' Association (ERA) issued first half figures for 2010 that show small year on year increases in unit and value sales. The trade group said sales of music and video products were "surprisingly resilient&qu ...

  12. Kylie Minogue Tops U.K. Album Chart

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-two years after her first U.K. No. 1 album, Kylie Minogue scored her fifth with "Aphrodite" (Parlophone/EMI), while pop band JLS debuted atop the singles chart with "The Club Is Alive" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Th ...

  13. Eminem Holds Off Scissor Sisters On U.K. Chart

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album and Katy Perry a second atop the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI), featuring Snoop Dogg . "Recovery&qu ...

  14. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Enter ...

  15. Jack Johnson Scores Third U.K. No. 1

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson 's third No. 1 album and David Guetta 's third chart-topping single were the highlights of the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales data. Johnson's "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island) made a bes ...

  16. Pendulum Grabs First U.K. No. 1

    May 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pendulum scored their first U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his fourth No. 1 single as the Official Charts Company published its latest sales data on Sunday (May 30). Pendulum's "Immersion" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) debuted at ...

  17. Stones' 'Exile On Main St' Back At No. 1

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On ...

  18. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good ...

  19. Robots In Disguise Partners With Cosmetics Brand

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electro-rock act Robots In Disguise has release its new single "Wake Up" (President Records) with the backing of cosmetics brand Barry M. The duo approached the firm after seeing a commercial with the tagline 'wake up your make ...

  20. U.K. Record Store Day Sales Up On 2009

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Record Store Day in the U.K. said that singles sales by volume were almost double that of last year's event. The April 17 international promotional event included numerous in-store gigs and more than 100 exclusive releases in th ...

  21. BBC Network To Run Classical Chart

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BBC Radio 3, a bastion of high culture on Britain's broadcasting landscape, will from next week run a classical music chart for the first time. The chart will be broadcast on Mondays on the afternoon drivetime program In Tune. It will play a ...

  22. Slash 'Fan Pack' Scores Strong Pre-orders

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The experimental U.K. release of Slash's new self-titled solo album by magazine publisher Future has already paid off. Future's "Classic Rock Presents: Slash" is released today (April 7) but has already hit almost 10,000 online ...

  23. Scouting For Girls, Boyzone Top U.K. Charts

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London pop trio Scouting For Girls scored their first U.K. No. 1 single on the new sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Boyzone' ...

  24. Business Matters: Bertelsmann CFO On EMI, Rabid Neurosis and More

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Bertelsmann 's CFO has expressed tempered interest in the music publishing assets of EMI . "If EMI is on the market, we will look at it," Thomas Rabe said on Tuesday (March 23). "But I'm not aware that EMI is currently ...

  25. Lady Gaga Retakes U.K. Singles, Albums Charts

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga scored another U.K. chart double on the Official Charts Company's albums and singles surveys. The Interscope/Universal single "Telephone," featuring Beyoncé, jumped 12-1 in its 16th week, while Gaga's "The Fame&q ...

  26. Simply Red's Tesco Exclusive Drives Ticket Sales

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Half of the Simply Red fans who have bought "Songs of Love," a U.K. retail exclusive with mass merchant Tesco, went on to buy tickets for its farewell tour according to simplyred.com's marketing services company. Push Entertainment ...

  27. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jason Derulo's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed ...

  28. BRITs Winner Florence Gets The Love

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Florence and the Machine was a major domestic beneficiary from last week's BRIT Awards , with a 53% week-on-week sales increase in the U.K. for her debut album "Lungs" (Island/Universal) and a No. 2 single. The alternative artist� ...

  29. 'Glee' Tops U.K. Album Chart

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Glee The Music Season One Vol. 1" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) raced from No. 68 to top the new U.K. album chart. Sony's all-star Helping Haiti charity cover of "Everybody Hurts," on Syco Music, started a second week ...

  30. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 mill ...

  31. The Rise of Lucian Grainge

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lucian Grainge was once described by Doug Morris, the man Grainge will replace as CEO of Universal Music Group (UMG) on Jan. 1, 2011, as a "killer shark." "He is so deceptive with that little kind face and those little glasses," ...

  32. Cowell's Haiti Single Sells 200,000 In 2 Days

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. benefit single for Haiti organized by Simon Cowell has sold more than 200,000 in two days, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC). The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts" for the Helping Haiti release from Sony Music f ...

  33. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) sta ...

  34. German Rules Prevent 'Hope For Haiti Now' Chart Entry

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The charity set "Hope For Haiti Now" (MTV Networks), a worldwide hit album featuring Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys, is not listed in the German top 100 albums chart. Media Control in Baden-Baden and the association of the G ...

  35. BBC Radio 1 To Air Mid-Week Chart

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 is to air a mid-week sales chart in addition to its weekly chart countdown. Presenter Greg James will present the "Official Chart Update" from 3.30pm to 4pm every Wednesday, from March 10. It will ...

  36. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Tops U.K. Chart

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a second week as the U.K.'s favorite single, as Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) returned to No. 1 on the artist album chart. But perhaps ...

  37. 'Glee' Makes Impact On U.K. Chart

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST As well triumphing at the Golden Globes, "Glee" has scored five entries on the new U.K. top 75 singles chart. The music comedy achieved big ratings when it debuted on E4 in the U.K. on Jan. 11. Up to 1.3 million watched the first episode ...

  38. Florence And The Machine Takes U.K. No. 1

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Florence and the Machine's debut album "Lungs" (Universal Island) finally claimed the No. 1 spot it was denied in an opening five-week run at No. 2 last summer, as the new U.K. sales charts were announced. There was a second week at ...

  39. Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams To Play BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ahead of the nominations for the BRIT Awards later today (Jan. 18), performers at this year's ceremony have been unveiled. The Feb. 16 event, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI, will feature performances from Lady Gaga, British pop act JLS ...

  40. Take That Lead U.K. Music DVD Sales Surge

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Take That's "The Circus - Live" (Universal) was the biggest music DVD release of 2009 in Britain, moving 574,000 copies according to the Official Charts Company. Overall, music video sales ended the year up 14.1% compar ...

  41. 2009 U.K. Album Sales Decline 3.5%

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. album sales declined by 3.5% in volume to 128.9 million in 2009, according to new data from the Official Charts Company. Trade body the BPI said the 3.5% year-on-year decline was not as sharp as it could have been thanks to a strong release s ...

  42. Susan Boyle Denies Lady Gaga 2009 U.K. Chart Double

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) needed just six weeks on sale to overtake Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and score the biggest U.K. album sale of 2009. Acco ...

  43. Will Young Tops List Of Bestselling UK Singles Of Decade

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Will Young's 2002 debut hit "Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) was named as the U.K.'s bestselling single of the decade, as the Official Charts Company's 2000-2009 sales data round- ...

  44. James Blunt Tops U.K. Decade Chart

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's debut album "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is the biggest U.K. seller of the decade, according to the Official Charts Company. Dido's debut "No Angel" (Arista/Sony Music Entertainment) is in second place on ...

  45. Bublé, 'X Factor' Joe McElderry Top U.K. Charts

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The final weekly U.K. sales charts of 2009, published Sunday (Dec. 27), gave "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry the No. 1 single he missed out on last week with "The Climb" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment), and Michael Bublé ...

  46. Susan Boyle Set For Biggest 2009 U.K. Sale

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) is set to be the biggest U.K. seller of 2009, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC). Although it will only have five weeks of sales this year, th ...

  47. RATM Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine snowed on teenager Joe McElderry's Christmas parade, as the results of the unlikely battle for the U.K.'s prestigious festive No. 1 single were confirmed on Sunday evening (Dec. 20). The news was the culmination ...

  48. RATM Vs 'X Factor' For U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine and "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry are engaged in a fierce battle for the U.K. Christmas No. 1 single. The Official Charts Company said that Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In the Name" (Sony ...

  49. Susan Boyle Passes 1 Million U.K. Sales

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Susan Boyle started a third week atop the U.K. album chart, Lady Gaga scored her third No. 1 single in the territory with "Bad Romance" (Interscope/Universal). Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Mu ...

  50. Susan Boyle Secures 2nd Week Atop U.K. Chart

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) has started a second week at the U.K. album chart summit, taking its two-week sales past 700,000 units. Peter Kay and his All Star Band's "Official Ch ...

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