The programme now ran from 4pm until 7pm. Eminem holds the record for the most consecutive number one albums in Official Albums Chart history, with ten consecutive UK number one albums.[15]. [19], The Rolling Stones are the first act to have reached number one in the album chart during six different decades (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2010s and 2020s) though their number ones in the 2010s and 2020s were with reissues of their older albums. Jess Glynne enters Christmas Number 1 race with festive cover, This week's new releases: Billie Eilish, AC/DC, more. In 1980, Kate Bush became the first British female artist to have a number-one album in the UK with Never for Ever, as well as being the first album by any female solo artist to enter the chart at number 1. [9] Madonna has the most number one albums (12) by a female artist in the UK, though this includes the Evita film soundtrack which was a cast recording and not strictly a Madonna album. The chart moved to Friday afternoons airing from 16:00–17:45 (till 18:00 on Bank Holidays). [2], The chart is based on both physical and digital album sales,[3] as well as audio streaming,[4] and each week's new number one is first announced every Friday on The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1, which is currently hosted by Scott Mills. Official UK Charts announced on October 9 local time that “THE ALBUM” took No.

The first woman to reach this feat was Adele in 2010s, with 21. 40 with “Kill This Love” in 2019.

Between February 2012 and August 2014 the show also began to stream visually with music videos of the top 10 singles aired simultaneously on the Radio 1 website. Lyra’s single has been made in a bid to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. The format changed in February 2017 to feature the Top 10 played in full (beginning from 5 pm after Newsbeat) with all new entries & big climbers getting a full play along with a select few other songs whilst the other song were quickly mentioned without a 30-sec clip. 2005 saw a record number of artist album sales with 126.2  million sold in the UK. [2], According to the canon of the OCC, the official British albums chart was the Record Mirror chart from 22 July 1956 to 1 November 1958; the Melody Maker chart from 8 November 1958 to March 1960;[3] [14] It originally aired on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday afternoons hosted by Greg James, with a television version aired on MTV Music and MTV Hits. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is now in third-place after being supplanted by Queen and then by ABBA's Gold: Greatest Hits. 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, because overall sales of an album are more important than its peak position. The songs at 2-40 will be mentioned briefly before playing the Number 1 single. In recent years the show has reflected changes in the music industry. It gives the fastest aggregated picture of the new week's biggest hits for the UK, reflecting popularity across the full spectrum of the Official Charts' sales and streams panel - including all of the UK's key download and streaming services, including Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Google and many more.[16]. The Official Charts Company (OCC) defines an "album" as being a type of music release that feature more than four tracks and last longer than 25 minutes;[1] sales of albums in the UK are recorded on behalf of the British music industry by the OCC and compiled weekly as the UK Albums Chart. Do They Know It’s Christmas?, released for Band Aid in 1984, is the biggest selling Christmas Number 1 of all time, with over 3.8 million copies sold and no doubt the artists up for this year’s number one will be hoping for similar success with their tracks.

Music videos for the top 10 songs were streamed online from 26 February 2012 to 31 August 2014. by Frank Sinatra for the week ending 22 July 1956.

[14] The longest running number one album, both consecutively and non-consecutively, is the soundtrack of the film South Pacific. The first number one on the UK Albums Chart was Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Starting from March 1974,[4] the playlist tracks were incorporated into Paul Burnett's 'All There Is To Hear', and the Tom Browne show was reduced to just the Top 20 for one hour at 18:00. Updated: New Christmas songs for 2020 - will any become festive classics? A new background theme was introduced. In 2005 downloads began to be included as part of the top 40, and from July 2014 the show has also included audio streaming alongside physical sales. 40.

According to Skybet, the top 10 favourites for UK Christmas number 1, in order of likelihood to clinch the top spot, are as follows: Youtube star LadBaby is currently in the lead for Christmas number 1 with 6/4 odds that his new song I Love Sausage Rolls, which was recorded at Abbey Road studios, will win the father-of-two another festive hit.

Throughout the show's run Dev, Huw Stephens, and Matt Edmondson have filled in as cover presenters. From 6 January 1991, every song in the top 40 was played[6] and in March 1992 the programme was extended to three hours to allow for each song again to be played in full. [5] The album chart is published online by Radio 1 (Top 40),[6] in Music Week magazine (Top 75),[7] and on the OCC website (Top 100). The longest number one by a male solo artist was Elvis Presley with G.I. The latest music and UK charts news from the Official Charts Company. Who are the contenders for UK Christmas number 1? In mid-2015, Mills and Amfo left the show and James once again became the primary host of the show. The Official Charts Company - Home of the Official UK Top 40 Charts. Greg James received primary billing for these shows, but he remained completely absent during these time periods. The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles and Albums (3rd ed.). The chart update is presented with the songs at 4-10 being mentioned briefly along with a short clip while the top 3 are played in full. Since October 1993 it has been included in The Official Chart show from 4:00 – 5:45 pm on Fridays (previously from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Sundays). By most weeks at number one, The Beatles lead with a total of 176 weeks, and the most number one albums of all with 15. Clara Amfo became the co-host of the show after Jamil left the show in early 2015. The first ever Christmas number 1 was announced back in 1952 when Al Martino topped the festive chart with Here in my Heart. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles in 1960s, they became the first group act to achieve this. The fastest selling album (first chart week sales) is 25 by Adele. But who is in the running for Christmas number 1 this year and when will we find out who the winner is? This is the highest ever ranking for a female Korean act on the chart, and the feat included the sale of 5,700 cassettes. The UK Albums Chart is a weekly record chart based on album sales from Friday to Thursday in the United Kingdom. The Official Chart is a long-running United Kingdom music chart programme, airing each Friday afternoon on BBC Radio 1 and on MTV Music, MTV Hits. BLACKPINK’s “THE ALBUM” has debuted in the Top 10 of two of the world’s biggest music markets, the United Kingdom and Germany! Tom Browne took over in 1972 with Solid Gold Sixty. Released in November 2015, it sold over 800,000 copies in its first week. The UK Albums Chart is a weekly record chart based on album sales from Friday to Thursday in the United Kingdom. These time periods indicate a change in primary hosts during which the show was presented by covers. In 1993, Cliff Richard became the first male solo artist to score UK number-one albums in four consecutive decades (the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s). Beginning on 10 March 2010, The Official Chart Update brand was launched giving an insight into the Official Singles Chart as it stands during the week. The longest number one by a group is Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water which was number one for 33 weeks (13 of which were consecutive). The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming[1] in the United Kingdom.