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The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. It is formulated by The Official Charts Company and a Top 200 published in Charts Plus. A weekly 'Album Chart' show is licensed out to BBC Radio 2 and presented by Simon Mayo. An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Originally the Charts Information Network (CIN), The Official Charts Company are responsible for compiling the Official UK Top 40 and other charts from record sales in the UK. Website : The Official Charts Company Categories: Corporation stubs ... Independent chart newsletter, published by IQWare Ltd. ... Radio Two is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is the most popular station in the UK. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in Broadcasting House. ... Simon Mayo (born 21st September 1958 in Southgate, London) is one of the most recognised and respected voices of radio in the UK, currently presenting a daily afternoon programme on BBC Radio Five Live. ...

Though album sales tend to produce more revenue and, over time, act as a greater measure of an artist's success, this chart receives less media attention than the UK Singles Chart. Indeed, in recent years, the album chart has been in good health despite fears that music innovations such as MP3 Players would threaten the traditional album. 2005 even saw a record number of artist album sales [1], with 126.2 million sold in the UK. The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... A digital audio player (DAP) is a device that stores, organizes and plays digital music files. ...

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The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom.
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