UK Singles Chart

  1. U.K. Singles Chart To Incorporate Music Streams For First Time

    June 23, 2014 8:59 AM EDT The United Kingdom’s Official Singles Chart is to undergo one of the biggest shake-ups in its 62-year history next month when it begins incorporating audio streams for the first time.   The first Official Singles Chart Top 40 to include streaming ...

  2. Anti-Thatcher Song ‘Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ Beat By Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U (100%)’ on UK Singles Chart

    April 14, 2013 2:50 PM EDT The highly controversial campaign to get “Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” by the “Wizard of Oz” Film Cast to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart has ended in narrow defeat. As BBC Radio 1 announced the Official Charts Company’s new sales data on Sun ...

  3. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Deep' Year, Michael Jackson's 'Ones' Rises, Lady Antebellum's 'Merry' Move

    January 06, 2012 5:34 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO logs a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Sexy and I Know It" and Adele stakes out three spots in the top 30. Who else starts the new year with notable chart news? -- Adele: ...

  4. U.K.'s 2011 Digital Growth Fails To Offset Falling Music Sales (Again)

    January 03, 2012 9:15 AM EST Strong growth in digital and a record breaking year for singles was not enough to offset a further annual decline in total U.K. music sales, according to year-end figures released by the Official Charts Company (OCC) and British labels trade body ...

  5. Business Matters: Ourstage, HMV, iTunes and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. ROCK IS DEAD? AGAIN? -- BBC News has an interesting story about the lack of rock titles on the UK singles chart. Sales of rock singles are down nearly 18% in the first eight months of 2010. In con ...

  6. Lady Gaga Tops U.K. All-Time Downloads Chart

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga has the biggest-selling download ever in the U.K. with download sales of 779,000 for "Poker Face" (Interscope), according to the Official Charts Co. The All-Time Official Downloads Chart was published to mark five years of the ...

  7. Jonas Brothers Earn Second No. 1 Album In Less Than a Year

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Just about 10 months after they earned their last No. 1 album, Jonas Brothers return to the top of the Billboard 200 with "Lines, Vines and Trying Times," the trio's second chart-topper. It follows the No. 1 bow of "A Little Bi ...

  8. iTunes Price Changes Hurt Some Rankings

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two days after the Apple iTunes Music Store raised prices on some individual tracks, there was evidence the increases have hurt the sales rankings of songs given the higher $1.29 price. While it is difficult to say with certainty whether a price i ...

  9. BBC To Broadcast 'People's Chart'

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT National U.K. AC broadcaster BBC Radio 2 will unveil a newly compiled chart of the most-heard recordings of the past 75 years in a three-hour special, "The People's Chart," on Easter Monday (April 13). The survey has been conducted ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Cliff Richard Boosts U.K. Physical Singles Sales

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British pop veteran Cliff Richard has scored a landmark physical singles sale as he celebrates 50 years on the chart. Although the first week tally for "Thank You for a Lifetime" (EMI) -- 31,765 CD singles in a total sale of 33,376, acco ...

  12. 'X Factor' Dominates Christmas U.K. Pop Charts

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "X Factor" notched up a Christmas pop chart double on Sunday, with this year's winner of the TV talent show taking the coveted number one single spot and last year's victor notching up the best-selling album. As expected, S ...

  13. Lewis' 'Spirit' Off To A Flier

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' debut album "Spirit" (Syco) has had a blistering start at retail, selling more than 130,000 copies on its first day on the racks yesterday. The set has sold as many as the rest of the top 10 albums combined, according t ...

  14. Kylie, Spice Girls Arrive A Day Early

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a break from tradition, EMI will release the physical versions of the anticipated new Kylie Minogue and Spice Girls singles on a Sunday in Britain, a day earlier than typical releases. Minogue's "2 Hearts," the opening track from ...

  15. U.K. Biz Hits Download Highpoint

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The British digital market registered a banner sales week last week, shifting 1.7 million downloads. In a joint statement issued today, the BPI, its retail counterpart ERA, and their jointly-owned charts compiler the Official U.K. Charts Company, ...

  16. U.K.'s OCC Launches New Chart

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mark Ronson's new single "Valerie" (Columbia), featuring Amy Winehouse on vocals, is the first No. 1 on a new official U.K. black music chart launched this week. British charts compilers the Official U.K. Charts Company has establis ...

  17. Official UK Charts Company Issues New Rules

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British charts compiler the Official UK Charts Company has issued a new set of rules for its singles chart, allowing the inclusion of digital memory devices such as USB memory sticks. The Official UK Charts Company and the Chart Supervisory Commit ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Avril Continues Euro Albums Chart Rule

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While Avril Lavigne starts a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), there's a new champion on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, as "Beautiful Liar" (World Music/Columbia ...

  20. Beatles' 'Love' Runs Hot In Europe

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple) leads the way on European Top 100 Albums for a seventh straight week, moving up 8-7 in Holland and maintaining top five berths in Germany and Spain. With "U218Singles" (Mercury) holding at No. 2 ...

  21. Downloads Double UK Singles Sales

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Escalating music download sales have helped double the size of the U.K. singles market over the past three years, according to figures published by The Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC). Total U.K. singles sales for the first 51 weeks in 2006 alo ...

  22. OCC Releases New Rules For Singles Charts

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Changes center on digital tracks. The sales criteria required for digital recordings to qualify for the U.K.'s official singles sales chart are about to change significantly starting Jan. 1. In a move designed to make it easier for digital tr ...

  23. U.K.'s OCC Dreams On With Fantasy Manager Game

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Official U.K. Charts Company, compiler of Britain's music sales charts, kicks off a new online game on Oct. 30 that will make dreams come true for aspiring music managers in Britain. The Official U.K. Charts Company, compiler of Britain&# ...

  24. Downloads Boost Q2 U.K. Album Sales

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ongoing demand for digital downloads helped the U.K.'s singles market in the second quarter recover to a six-year best, according to a new publication. Ongoing demand for digital downloads helped the U.K.'s singles market in the second q ...

  25. Irish Singles Chart Integrates Downloads

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Irish singles chart is to undergo a radical shake-up this month. For the first time, digital downloads are to be counted alongside conventional retail sales. The Irish singles chart is to undergo a radical shake-up this month. For the first ti ...

  26. Chili Peppers Continue To Burn Euro Chart Rivals

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley rises to No. 2. In the face of a strong challenge from labelmate Gnarls Barkley, Warner Bros.' Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium." The album maintains its l ...

  27. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  28. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  29. Prince Rules European Albums Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Prince scores a notable victory on European Top 100 Albums, climbing 8-1 with "3121" (NPG/ Universal) after healthy rises or debuts in several markets across the region. The album is new at No. 4 in G Prince scores a notable victory on E ...

  30. Prince Rules European Albums Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Prince scores a notable victory on European Top 100 Albums, climbing 8-1 with "3121" (NPG/ Universal) after healthy rises or debuts in several markets across the region. The album is new at No. 4 in G Prince scores a notable victory on E ...

  31. Gnarls Barkley Download Slam Dunks U.K. Chart

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music act Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" yesterday (April 2) made chart history by topping the Official U.K. Singles Chart solely on download sales. Warner Music act Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" yesterday (April 2) made ...

  32. Gnarls Barkley Download Slam Dunks U.K. Chart

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music act Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" yesterday (April 2) made chart history by topping the Official U.K. Singles Chart solely on download sales. Warner Music act Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" yesterday (April 2) made ...

  33. Arctic Monkeys Debut Heading For Record Books

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkeys are poised to set an industry benchmark after retailers reported explosive first week sales for their debut album. The album is expected to be a distant Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkey ...

  34. Arctic Monkeys Debut Heading For Record Books

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkeys are poised to set an industry benchmark after retailers reported explosive first week sales for their debut album. The album is expected to be a distant Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkey ...

  35. U.K. Launches New Singles Chart

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Addition of downloads bumps up volume. The United Kingdom yesterday (April 17) launched its first singles chart that integrates sales of downloads and physical product. The British Phonographic Industry hailed its arrival as "an historic day ...

  36. U.K. Delays Download Inclusion In Singles Chart

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Official U.K. Charts Co. will begin incorporating download sales data into the weekly U.K. singles chart starting April 17, a month after originally planned. The British Phonographic Industry said The Official U.K. Charts Co. will begin incorp ...

  37. U.K. Delays Download Inclusion In Singles Chart

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Official U.K. Charts Co. will begin incorporating download sales data into the weekly U.K. singles chart starting April 17, a month after originally planned. The British Phonographic Industry said The Official U.K. Charts Co. will begin incorp ...

  38. U.K. To Get Download Chart

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's first Official Download Chart will launch September 1, compiling sales data from online retailers such as HMV, iTunes, MSN, Mycokemusic, Playlouder, Virgin and 7 Digital Media. The United Kingdom's first Official Dow ...

  39. U.K. To Get Download Chart

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's first Official Download Chart will launch September 1, compiling sales data from online retailers such as HMV, iTunes, MSN, Mycokemusic, Playlouder, Virgin and 7 Digital Media. The United Kingdom's first Official Dow ...