Spain's Promusicae Debuts Chart Combining Streaming, Downloads & Physical Sales
David Guetta tops the list of hits for the first week of 2015
Spain's PROMUSICAE has published a new weekly chart that combines track streams, downloads and physical sales to reflect "a more meaningful picture of the Spanish phonographic scene." David Guetta's "Dangerous" tops the debut list.
The new chart, produced together with Spanish rights association Agedi, replaces the Top 50 Songs charts and Top 100 Streaming charts previously compiled each week to determine the most successful songs in Spain. The new list of combined streaming, download and physical sales figures will include 100 songs.
"The new unique chart lets us understand more globally and easily the weekly preferences of Spanish music fans, while enhancing the unstoppable rise of streaming, which already represents over 70 percent of digital income for Spanish record companies," the music industry association said on its website.
PROMUSICAE (Productores de Música de España) has 114 members representing more than 90 percent of national and international recorded music activity in Spain, according to the organization. Membership includes both major labels and indies, covering all music styles.
PROMUSICAE began publishing a downloads chart in 2007; a streaming songs chart was created in 2013.
The debut integrated chart, reflecting Dec. 29-Jan. 4, puts David Guetta's "Dangerous" (feat. Sam Martin) as the most listened to song in Spain, bringing it to near Platinum status (equivalent to 40,000 downloads or 10 million streams). Enrique Iglesias' global hit "Bailando," which has been on PROMUSICAE's chart for 41 weeks and has gone Platinum five times in Spain, is at No. 2. "Si No Te Quisiera," a collaboration between Spanish DJ Juan Magán, singing star Belinda and Dominican rapper Lápiz Conciente, comes in at No. 3.