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The UK’s first Official Streaming Chart is unveiled!

14/05/2012

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The UK’s first Official Streaming Chart is unveiled! Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe revealed as the nation’s most listened-to track.

By Lauren Kreisler

Carly Rae Jepsen is today crowned the first number one artist in the UK’s brand new Official Streaming Chart, with her smash hit Call Me Maybe.

The new chart, which is compiled on behalf of the UK music industry by the Official Charts Company, sees Call Me Maybe lead the way ahead of Fun FT Janelle Monae’s We Are Young.

The Top 100 rundown of music audio streams based on data from services such as Spotify, Deezer, Blinkbox Music, Napster, shows not what people are traditionally purchasing, but what the nation is listening to via on demand streaming services across the UK.

It certainly seems the UK can’t get enough of the infectious pop hit Call Me Maybe and are dancing round their bedrooms to it in force!  A certified pop banger for some, a ‘guilty pleasure’ for others, either way there is now no denying that this is the most listened to track (via audio streaming services) across the nation this past week. 

Call Me Maybe, the “pick-up track” by former Canadian Idol contestant Carly Rae Jepsen was released last month and instantly became a smash hit single in its own right, bagging the Number 1 slot over on the Official Singles Chart for four weeks running.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot says, “Many many congratulations to Carly Rae Jepsen, who has captured a piece of history in claiming the top spot in the very first Official Streaming Chart. The launch of this chart is a landmark moment for the UK music industry – and it is appropriate that such a signature Spring smash can claim this historic first.”

Following last week’s music industry announcement of the launch of the UK’s first Official Streaming Chart, the very first Top 100 countdown is unveiled today, compiled by the Official Charts Company with data from the nation’s leading streaming services including Spotify, We7, Napster, Deezer, Zune (X Box Live) and new mobile phone start-up ChartsNow. The launch is supported by the Entertainment Retailers Association (Era) and labels association The BPI.

The Official Streaming Chart is the first chart which ranks audio streams from both ad-funded and subscription streaming services in the UK, to reflect the growing interest in this new generation of music services.

When comparing the first Official Streaming Chart Top 100 side by side with the Official Singles Chart Top 100 of the same sales period, it seems that those artists in particular who benefit from an increased number of individual entries in the streaming rundown are both Ed Sheeran (7 streaming entries versus 3 singles entries), and singer/songwriter Ben Howard (4 streaming entries versus 3 singles entries).

The Top 10 is as follows:

1 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
2 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
3 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
4 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
5 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
6 DRIVE BY TRAIN
7 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
8 SHE DOESN'T MIND SEAN PAUL
9 PRIMADONNA MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
10 212 AZEALIA BANKS FT LAZY JAY

See the Official Streaming Chart Top 100 in full here.

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