Next month BBC Radio 1 will unveil a new ‘look’ Official Chart with Reggie Yates. From Sunday February 26 between 6 and 7PM, music fans will be able to watch the Official Singles Chart Top 10 as it’s counted down live on the Radio 1 website for the first time ever!
As well as watching Reggie live in the studio, each week listeners will be able to see the music videos of those artists in the Top 10, previous Live Lounge performances and exclusive interviews. And, not only that, you’ll also be able to watch Reggie presenting the all new Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award (pictured above), which was launched to mark the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart, to the artist or artists who have reached the top of the chart!
“It's so exciting that Chart Show listeners can now become Chart Show viewers,” said Reggie. “For the first time fans will be able to see all the antics and interviews that take place each week on the show in the run up to announcing the No.1 single as well as being able to watch the music videos from the Top 10 artists.”
“It feels completely appropriate that Radio 1 should choose to reinvent the concept of the radio show in the year that the Official Singles Chart marks its 60th anniversary,” said Martin Talbot, Managing Director of the Official Charts Company. “The Official Singles Chart has always reflected changing musical tastes and the evolving ways music fans have bought and enjoyed their music. And Radio 1's innovation will change the way music and chart fans engage with the weekly Official Chart Show."
While Ben Cooper, Controller of BBC Radio 1, adds: “This is the Chart Show for the 21st century. I'm very excited about this innovation. Young people will be logging on to listen, watch and take part in the show. I hope that this will be to our young listeners what listening to the chart and waiting to record your favourite pop songs was for another generation.”
The Official Chart with Reggie Yates is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 every Sunday between 4 and 7PM.