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[British music hit song ranking chart] The Official Charts Company history and features

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The company that announces hit charts for British singles and albums is The Official Charts Company. Compared to the United States, the British hit charts look plain, so some people don’t know much about them, but the British hit charts are famous charts that are attracting attention in the world’s music industry.

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About The Official Charts Company

The Official Charts Company is the company that publishes the sales charts for the UK, France and Ireland. The chart publishes charts for singles, albums, movies, etc., and takes into account downloads, physical media purchases, and even streaming to announce rankings. We collect sales data from retailers through the market research company Kantar to create hit chart rankings, and we use a fairly precise aggregation method. The Official Charts Company is jointly operated by the Recording Industry and Entertainment Retailers Association. This chart has the following famous rankings:

UK Singles Chart

UK singles chart hits. Sales data from 6,000 record shops in the UK and the results of online digital sales are aggregated and announced. Unlike America, airplay is not taken into account. Since this chart is often tallied from Sunday to Saturday, record companies often release most of their singles on Mondays strategically. This hit chart was first announced in the 1950s and has a history of over 70 years since then.

UK Albums Chart

UK album sales chart. At least 5 songs or 25 minutes or more are prerequisites for album chart ranking. However, this chart is very plain compared to the UK singles chart, and there is a fact that it has not attracted any attention. This is an album, and in the case of albums, sales are more important than charts. By the way, the best-selling album of all time is the Oasis album Be Here Now, released in 1997.

Is the UK hit chart sober?

Many people may have the impression that the hit charts in the UK are plain. That’s no wonder, when it comes to hit charts, the Billboard charts in the United States are famous, and since the United States is the world’s largest and very large industry, the British hit charts tend to be hidden in the shadows. However, the UK also has one of the world’s top-level music markets, and interesting artists are emerging one after another. It can be said that the UK hit chart is also worth paying attention to.

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