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UK Music Charts

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UK Music Charts

The UK Music Charts are a collection of charts that reflect the music buying habits of people within the United Kingdom. The majority of them are produced by The Official Charts Company.

The Main charts

Chart title Description
UK Singles Chart The official singles chart of the United Kingdom. It uses physical and download sales plus a factor for audio streams.[1]
UK Albums Chart The best-selling UK albums.
The Vodafone Big Top 40 Unofficial singles chart broadcast on 140 local radio stations in the UK. The chart is compiled by downloads from iTunes.
UK Download Chart Chart based purely on downloads.
UK Streaming Chart Chart based purely on song plays on digital streaming services.
UK R&B Chart Chart of the biggest selling R&B and Rap singles and albums.
UK Rock Chart Chart of the biggest selling rock singles and albums.
UK Indie Chart Chart of the biggest selling indie singles and albums.
UK Dance Chart Chart of the biggest selling dance singles and albums.
Scottish Singles Chart Regional chart. Reflects how sales towards the UK Singles Chart are faring in Scotland.
Scottish Albums Chart Regional chart. Reflects how sales towards the UK Albums Chart are faring in Scotland.

Further genre, format and regional charts are produced by OCC and other compilers.

Classic FM introduced a classical music chart and the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame. In response, BBC Radio 3 introduced a specialist classical chart that lists only "serious" classics, and devoted some of its Tuesday morning programming to this chart.[2]


  1. ^ Kreisler, Lauren (22 June 2014). "UK's Official Singles Chart to include streaming data for first time".  
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