UK Singles Chart is a record chart compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. The chart week runs from Sunday to Saturday with the chart-date given as the following Saturday. [1 ]
Number-one singles [ edit ]
achieved her first number-one single in February 2011 with "
Someone Like You
", which became the year's biggest seller; having spent five weeks at the peak and sold over 1 million copies.
Carly Rae Jepsen
achieved her first number-one single in 2012 with the international hit "
Call Me Maybe
", which spent four consecutive weeks at the summit.
achieved his fourteenth number-one single with "
"—whilst also becoming the first artist in 2012 to have the UK number-one single and album in the same week.
By artist [ edit ]
The following artists have all spent more than a total of five or more weeks at the number-one spot during the 2010s. The figure for group
LMFAO includes collaborations with David Guetta and Chris Willis, the figure for Calvin Harris includes a collaboration with Rihanna, the figure for Bruno Mars includes collaborations with B.o.B and Mark Ronson, the figure for Tinie Tempah includes collaborations with Rita Ora, DVBBS, Borgeous and Cheryl Cole, the figure for Pitbull includes a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, the figure for Kimbra includes a collaboration with Gotye, the figure for will.i.am includes collaborations with Usher and The Script, the figure for Pharrell Williams includes collaborations with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, the figure for Ne-Yo includes a collaboration with Pitbull, the figure for T.I. includes a collaboration with Robin Thicke, the figure for Rihanna includes a collaboration with Eminem, the figure for Jess Glynne includes collaborations with Clean Bandit and Route 94, the figure for Rita Ora includes a collaboration with DJ Fresh and the figure for Sam Smith includes a collaboration with Naughty Boy.
By record label [ edit ]
Twelve record labels have spent ten or more weeks at the top of the
UK Singles Chart so far during the 2010s.
Million-selling and platinum records [ edit ]
Since April 1973, the
British Phonographic Industry has been classifying singles by the number of units shipped. The highest threshold is " Platinum record" and is currently awarded to singles that have shipped over 600,000 units. [5 ] [6 ] From July 2014 BPI certifications (along with the Official Singles Chart) include audio streaming at 100 streams equals one unit; this does not affect sales when referring to million-sellers (hence a double platinum single may not be a million-seller). [d ]
For million selling records see List of best-selling singles of the 2010s in the United Kingdom
For Platinum singles see List of Platinum singles in the United Kingdom awarded since 2000#Released since 2010
See also [ edit ]
^ In 2010, the best-selling single of the year was " Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna, which entered the chart on 27 June and peaked at number two.
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x The artist, single, date of reaching number one and number of weeks at number one are those given by the Official Charts Company. [7 ] [8 ] [9 ]
^ a b c d e f The record labels are those given by the OCC. [10 ]
^ The number of sales required to qualify for Platinum, Gold and Silver discs was dropped in 1989 from the former thresholds of Silver (250,000 units), Gold (500,000 units), and Platinum (1,000,000 units) to the current thresholds of Silver (200,000 units), Gold (400,000 units), and Platinum (600,000 units). [5 ] [11 ]
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