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Five different weekly charts are released

Charts with Spain’s bestselling and streamed albums and songs can be seen from today every Monday at about 17 h., as the release has been forwarded one day. Promusicae, the organisation gathering the baste majority of Spanish recording producers and compiling weekly these charts, together with AGEDI from 2010, energises this way the flow of information and streamlines for statistics, so that either fans and professionals know with greater speed which are the bands and soloists gaining more sales and streams during the previous week. The offer is wide and allows for a global vision of the music market in Spain. Five charts are released weekly: Top 100 Albums (physical and digital sales and most streamed albums); Top 100 Songs (songs physical sales, digital downloads and most streamed songs); Top 100 Vinyl (physical sales); Top 20 Compilations (physical and digital sales, no streaming); and Top 50 radios, with tracks most air-played in Spanish radio music stations.

36 years of music charts

Music sales charts have been for many years a well-known information tool, indispensable for all recording markets, which allow for measurement of the success of weekly new releases, in addition to being a support for most popular acts. In Spain, charts were first released in March 1986, when they were introduced by Promusicae’s predecessor, Afyve (the Asociación Fonográfica y Videográfica Española). The first Top 1 of our country’s official music chart was nothing less than Ana Belén and Víctor Manuel’s La puerta de Alcalá, remaining among best sellers for 33 weeks, at number 1 for seven weeks. Along all these years of uninterrupted release, the charts have documented the preferences of Spanish audiences and, by the way, the evolution of formats and consumption trends. 1986 original charts have a Top 50 Albums (LP and cassettes), a Top 50 Singles and a humble Top 20 for the CD format, taking its first steps at the time. CDs would become integrated with albums in 1991, in 1993 a chart for compilations only was created and in 2004, year of Afyve turning into Promusicae, a new chart was born for music DVDs.

And streaming arrived

The chart of songs and ringtones came in 2007 with the massive landing of music consumption on mobile phones. Big revolution was recorded in July 2013, though, with the settlement of streaming and the creation of the chart of most streamed songs in online streaming platforms. First Top 1 of this Top 100 was Get lucky, the greatest hit by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams. Two years later, in January 2015, the push of the digital market lead to establish a formula to put together in a single chart the physical sales of singles, downloads and streams. The chart, from that moment merging the different consumption modalities, turned to be known as Top 100 songs chart. In July the same year, with the advent of new music Fridays, this weekday was established as the day of new releases internationally. From then, charts conformed to gather the counting of sales following the Friday-to-Thursday cycle.

In July 2020, after the lapse caused by the lock-down, Top 100 Albums returned with the important novelty of integrating in the same chart the sales of physical exemplars, streaming on platforms and digital downloads, with Puerto Rican Anuel AA in top 1 with his album Emmanuel. Besides, in January 2021 Top 100 Vinyls was launched, highlighting the relevance of a format which sales have been uninterruptedly growing along years.

The last new element charts was registered in past January, with the inclusion of YouTube to the sales charts, as a part of an ongoing process of adapting the charts to the changing recorded music consumption habits.


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