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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 (only the Top 75 is counted in data sources). 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. ... -1... 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. ...


The most successful artists in the charts depends on the criteria used. As of 2005, Queen albums have spent more time on the UK album charts than those of any other musical act[2], followed by The Beatles, Elvis Presley and U2. By most weeks at number 1, however, The Beatles lead; by most top ten albums, it is Elvis Presley [3]. Queen is a British rock band created by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon from the remains of Smile. ... The Beatles were a pop and rock music group from Liverpool, England, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... Elvis redirects here. ... U2 are an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, rhythm guitar, and occasionally harmonica; The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards and backing vocals; Adam Clayton on bass guitar; and Larry Mullen, Jr. ...


To qualify for the UK albums chart the album must be the correct length and price. It must be at least 3 tracks or 20 minutes long and not be classed as a budget album. A budget album costs between £0.50 - £4.24. See The official chart company rules for more details.


See also

The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Albums Chart, from its inception in 1956 to the present. ...

External links

  • The Official UK Top 75 Albums

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