Tag: charts

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Who cares about the charts nowadays? Well, 3.2m Brits do…

There's a notion you'll see voiced quite often in 2020, which is that 'people don't care about the charts any more' – referring to the official music industry charts, rather than the rankings on streaming services (which...
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K-Pop stars Blackpink break YouTube 24-hour views record

This one is going to get the K-Pop stans roused up. In April 2019, BTS broke the record for one-day video views on YouTube, with the 78m views of their ‘Boy With Luv’ video trumping the previous record-holder, ‘Kill...
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PPL’s 2019 ‘most played’ chart hogged by collaboration tracks

British collecting society PPL has announced its annual charts of the most played tracks and artists in the UK, based on data from radio, TV and public performance locations (pubs, bars, shops etc). No surprises for guessing...
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Billboard defends charts after Tekashi 6ix9ine allegations

If official music charts don’t matter any more, why do artists get so furious when they feel they’ve been deprived of a number one by a rival’s nefarious marketing tactics? 2018’s beef between Nicki...
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Spain’s albums chart on hold due to coronavirus sales impact

Spanish industry body Promusicae has announced that the albums chart in Spain is being put on hold, due to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on retail sales. Important context: the Spanish albums chart is based on...
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Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia breaks multiple Spotify records

Dua Lipa’s second album, Future Nostalgia, has broken three separate records on Spotify. They are: the most streamed album in a day (or first day) by a British female artist globally; the most streamed album in a day (or...
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South Korean DSP changes chart to battle ‘distorted’ streams

Flo, owned by SK Telecom, is one of the main music streaming services in South Korea. It used to run a near-real-time chart (updated hourly) showing what the most popular songs were on the platform. That has now been replaced...
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YouTube’s ninth biggest artist is a 90 year-old Indian singer

For a while now, Music Ally has been covering the huge views being notched up by Indian musicians on YouTube, as revealed in the service’s global music chart. There’s an interesting story this week, where seven of YouTube’s...
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Youngboy Never Broke Again continues his YouTube success

The most popular artist on YouTube in the US last week was YoungBoy Never Broke Again (aka Kentrell DeSean Gaulden), with 78.6m views of videos including his music. That was more than double the second-ranked artist Roddy...
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Netflix opens up its data (a bit) with new Top 10 lists

Getting viewing figures for shows on Netflix has historically been difficult: even for the producers of those shows. Recently, the video streaming service has given out some stats for its original shows: in its first four...
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ERA boss delivers warning: ‘More music is not better music’

The theme of UK indie body AIM’s AIM Connected conference this week was ‘strong opinions’, and Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) boss Kim Bayley absolutely did not disappoint on that score. Her speech offered...
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Chexit: the not-so great British Brexit chart battle

Today’s the day that the UK officially leaves the European Union, although a transition period until at least the end of this year means big changes won’t be happening immediately. But Brexit Day has sparked a ‘chart...