The Official Charts Company is extending its data book publishing ventures with the launch of its first chart review of the year, covering 2020.
The new book, The Official Charts & Hits: 2020, is available from this week and includes every Official Singles Chart and Official Albums Chart Top 75, plus Top 20 Official Compilations Chart of 2020.
In addition, the book features a digest of all of the artists who reached the charts during the year, including brief biographical information, plus details of awards and honours.
Produced in collaboration with chart archivist Graham Betts, the book follows the format of the decade-specific chart books which have been published over the past 18 months, spanning the history of the charts from 1952 onwards and is the first time the Official Charts Company has produced a year-specific book.
Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: “We have been bowled over by the enthusiasm for our decade books and received lots of feedback from chart obsessives wondering when our next books would follow.
"This new book is the answer to that question and will hopefully provide the perfect overview of what was an extremely memorable year for music, on so many fronts – including a record number of Official Number 1 albums, the oldest ever Number 1 singles artist, and much more besides.”
The book is priced £20 and is produced as print on demand and available via Amazon – alongside the 21 decade-specific books which were rolled out in 2019 and 2020. A full outline of all of the books available, with links to buy them, is available here: