The Official Charts Company
The Official Charts have been a central part of British popular culture for 70 years and counting. With their finger on the pulse of the British record-buying, digital-downloading, music-streaming public, the Official Charts are the UK’s only official, trusted weekly barometer of what’s popular in music right now. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Top Of The Pops and MTV, the Top 40 Official Singles Chart has been chronicling the tastes of the nation since 1952: from The Beatles to Beyonce, The Rolling Stones to Rihanna, Kylie to Miley, and Spice Girls to Little Mix. Crowning artist success week in, week out, including the coveted Christmas Number 1, the Official Charts aren’t just the authority on what is popular in Britain, they ARE British pop culture.