Official Charts Company

  1. Susan Boyle Makes U.K. Chart History

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle made a record-breaking debut on Sunday's new U.K. chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). It sold 410,000 units to bec ...

  2. Susan Boyle Scores Huge Day 1 Sales In U.K.

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer Susan Boyle moved more than 130,000 copies of her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco/Sony Music) on its first day on sale in the U.K., according to the Official Charts Company. The sales success follows a Nov. 22 guest ...

  3. Robbie Williams Loses Out To JLS On U.K. Chart

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a close-run battle between U.K. chart heavyweights, "X Factor" graduates JLS just pipped Robbie Williams to the top spot on the new album survey. On the new singles chart, Black Eyed Peas scored their third No. 1 inside six months, an ...

  4. Alexandra Burke, Editors Top U.K. Charts

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Birmingham, England rock band Editors achieved their second consecutive No. 1 debut on the new U.K. album chart yesterday, while pop vocalist Alexandra Burke scored a new singles bestseller. "In This Light and On This Evening" (Kitchenwa ...

  5. Paramore Scores First U.K. No. 1

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paramore scored its first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday with "Brand New Eyes" (Fueled By Ramen/Warner Music), as Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island) began a third week atop the singles survey. Paramore's previ ...

  6. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Hu ...

  7. Michael Jackson Continues U.K. Chart Run

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week running, "The Essential Michael Jackson" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) tops the U.K. album chart, while for the second time this year, Black Eyed Peas are in a second stint atop the singles chart, this time with &q ...

  8. Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas Control U.K. Charts

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas, already boasting the longest successive stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with 17 weeks in total for "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal), jumped 3-1 in the U.K. with the latter s ...

  9. Michael Jackson Remains King Of U.K. Charts

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Cascada's "Evacuate The Dancefloor" (All Around The World/Universal) started a second week atop the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), Michael Jackson's catalog sales enjoyed another healthy week in the market. Altho ...

  10. Surge For Michael Jackson Sales, Airplay Across Europe

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the week following his death, sales and airplay for Michael Jackson have increased significantly across Europe. The latest chart updates show that Jackson has 14 new entries (or re-entries) in the Irish singles chart and eight in the top 75 Iri ...

  11. Jackson Vs. La Roux On U.K. Charts

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New single and album releases from pop duo La Roux are battling it out with posthumous chart re-entries from Michael Jackson in the U.K. According to the Official Charts Company (OCC), La Roux's self-titled debut album (Polydor) leads the alb ...

  12. Jackson Dominates iTunes, Amazon, Twitter

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of Michael Jackson has had an immediate impact on his sales. Five of the top ten "trending topics" on Twitter are currently Jackson-related and his death dominates Google trends. The singer dominates the U.S. iTunes store' ...

  13. Dad Rock Boost For U.K. Album Sales

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. album sales recorded a 21.9% volume increase on the previous week as themed compilations and new artist albums proved popular as gifts for Father's Day (June 21). The figures from trade body the BPI and the Official Charts Company reveal ...

  14. Interactive Chart For UK Radio

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s largest commercial radio network, Global Radio, is set to launch an interactive chart show based on iTunes downloads and airplay data from Independent Local Radio (ILR), June 14. The Sunday night "Big Top 40 Show" will be ...

  15. Depeche Mode Holds Off Green Day On Euro Chart

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode's "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI) fends off the challenge of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) to start a fourth week at Billboard's European Top 100 Albums summit. Lady ...

  16. Digital Stores' Revenues Soar

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Direct-to-consumer online retail provider Digital Stores has posted a 68% climb in revenues to £5.6 million ($8.7 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009. The London-based company also says it is profitable, but did not disclose figures ...

  17. U.K. Sales Fall In Single Figures

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Recorded music sales in the U.K. were down 1.9% in volume and 6.9% in value in 2008, according to figures compiled by the Official Charts Company and published by the Entertainment Retailers' Association. The ERA annual yearbook states that t ...

  18. New York City Honors U2 By Renaming Street

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Irish rock band U2 had a 1987 hit with their song "Where the streets have no name," but on Tuesday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed a Manhattan street in their honor. To celebrate the release of the band's 1 ...

  19. Brits Goes Green For CD Compilation

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brit Awards organizer the BPI is claiming the two-CD compilation album released to tie in with tomorrow night's (Feb.18) ceremony as a benchmark in eco-friendly album packaging. "The BRIT Awards 2009," released Feb.9 by Sony Music E ...

  20. Physical Sales Dropped From U.K. Singles Chart

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The commercial radio chart show Hit40UK will not count physical sales of singles in its weekly countdown from Sunday (Jan. 11). It will now be based on digital sales and airplay. However, the rival Official U.K. Singles Chart, which airs on nation ...

  21. Blu-ray Lights Up U.K. DVD Sales

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Demand for the high-definition Blu-ray format drove U.K. DVD volumes up in 2008, according to new figures from trade body the British Video Association. Total DVD sales rose 1.9% year-on-year to 252.9 million units. That included 3.7 million Blu-r ...

  22. Duffy Tops U.K. 2008 Album Sales

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Duffy has scored the biggest-selling album of 2008 in the U.K. with "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), according to the Official Charts Company. The pop vocalist's debut set moved 1,685,000 copies, beating off a late challenge from re ...

  23. 'Hallelujah' Double On U.K. Chart

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke, winner of TV music talent show "The X Factor," has scored the U.K. Christmas No. 1 with "Hallelujah" (Syco) while Jeff Buckley's version of the Leonard Cohen song is at No. 2. Burke sold 576,000 copies acc ...

  24. Take That Hits A Million

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K pop act Take That has become one of the fastest million-sellers of all time with their new set "The Circus" (Polydor), according to the Official Charts Company. The revived boy band will have sold their millionth copy in the U.K. ear ...

  25. Kings Of Leon Book 2009 U.K. Arena Dates

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon will build on their swelling U.K. popularity in 2009 when they return for a pair of arena shows in June. Promoter Metropolis will deliver the U.S. rock act to the O2 Arena in London on June 15, while SJM Concerts will handle the June ...

  26. OCC Loosens U.K. Album Chart Rules

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.-based Official Charts Company (OCC) is relaxing its rules to boost album sales. It wants to enable a greater variety of special-edition albums, including reissues and those packaged with related merchandise, to qualify for the same chart ...

  27. 'Now! 70' Biggest Selling iTunes UK Comp Ever

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A quarter of a century and 70 installments down the line, the evergreen "Now That's What I Call Music!" series has achieved the biggest ever iTunes sale in the U.K. for a compilation. As well as being the biggest seller, "Now! ...

  28. Coldplay Scores Magnificent Seven In Europe

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) entering a seventh week atop European Top 100 Albums, and Kid Rock into a ...

  29. U.K. To Chart Subscription Services

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Official U.K. Charts Co. (OCC) is to launch a new weekly chart which will rank the tracks streamed and downloaded most often by online users of U.K. music subscription services. It will launch later this year, according to the OCC, once the ch ...

  30. U.K. Charts Co Amends Boomerang Singles Rule

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. artists can now release the A-side of a Top 40 single as the B-side on a follow-up, without having to wait for the original track to drop out of the Top 40. The Official Charts Company and the Chart Supervisory Committee have changed the char ...

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