2006 in British music charts

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This is a summary of 2006 in music in the United Kingdom including the official single and album charts.


  • At both ends of the year, the chart was dominated by acts from series 2 and series 3 of The X Factor: former contestants Shayne Ward, Chico Slimani and Leona Lewis had number one singles, with Ward and Journey South both enjoying number-one albums.
  • A number of pop acts from the 1990s enjoyed comebacks, with Take That in particular having chart and touring success; Emma Bunton and All Saints also returned to the charts.
  • The internet had an increased impact on music. Sandi Thom and Lily Allen both had massive success off the back of initial exposure on the web,[1] Many artists used MySpace to spread their music to the wider world[1] Downloaded music also began to dominate the charts,with sales of legal downloads rising from less than six million in 2004 to over 50 million in 2006. When the rules changed, "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the singles chart on the basis of downloads alone. From the beginning of 2007, 'physical' copies of a song no longer need to be issued for a song to chart which raises the possibility of golden oldies entering the charts on the back of downloads alone.
  • The rise of the internet's influence contrasted with the end of some other long running pop media. Smash Hits magazine and Top of the Pops television show both ended in 2006;[1] Top of the Pops had been broadcasting on the BBC since 1964.

Chronological Review[edit]

In January, X Factor winner Shayne Ward held on to the top spot in the single chart with his debut "That's My Goal" for three weeks. Ward later went on to top the charts with his debut album in April, on the back of his reality TV show success.

Meanwhile, The Strokes and HARD-Fi both got their first number one albums in January, the Strokes previously having two number twos. Arctic Monkeys were the big story, with their second single "When the Sun Goes Down" repeating the feat of their debut and reaching number one. A week later their debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not", sold over 360,000 copies in its first week. It stayed at number one for four weeks. Arctic Monkeys were also big winners at the NME Awards, taking home three awards.[2] They picked up Best Single for "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor", Best New Band and Best Group. Other winners included Kanye West, singer Ricky Wilson and the Kaiser Chiefs who despite being nominated for six awards only came away with one for Best Album.

The 2006 BRIT Awards were dominated by 'new' acts, with the Kaiser Chiefs winning 3 awards, including 'Best Group', and James Blunt coming away with two. Other big winners were Coldplay, who had the best album and single, and Green Day.

The pop band All Saints announced that they would be reforming, five years after they had split in 2001.[3] Another return came from Leo Sayer, who hit number one 29 years after his previous chart topper, with a remix of the single "Thunder in My Heart". Smash Hits magazine, however, left the music business after 28 years of covering pop music. Later in the year, Top of the Pops also ended, after 42 years on British television. It had been losing ratings for the past five years, having been usurped by music television.

The other number ones in the start of the year went to Madonna, with her 12th chart-topper "Sorry", and to US rapper The Notorious B.I.G. in February, who climbed to number one. The song was a re-working of his debut single "Nasty Girl" (which features guest appearances from Jagged Edge, P. Diddy, Nelly, and Avery Storm). He died in 1997, but this is the first time he has scored a #1 and just under a year after "rival" rapper 2Pac had also achieved his first #1 with "Ghetto Gospel".

Chico Slimani, who had finished fifth in the X Factor, went straight to number one with "It's Chico Time", holding on to the top spot for two weeks in March. Orson climbed to the top of the singles chart successfully knocked Chico off the top spot with their song "No Tomorrow".

With a new chart rule stating that singles on downloads alone may enter the chart a week before their full release, Ne*Yo was the first act who managed to climb from #18 to #1, one week after it was released on downloads alone, with his debut single So Sick. Embrace entered to #2 that week with their new single "Nature's Law", making it their biggest single to date. However, it only failed to reach #1 due to a large count of legal downloads which didn't register in the official charts. The following week, their fifth studio album This New Day became their third album to reach #1 in the UK Albums Chart. Other acts that benefited from the change in rules included The Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Liz McClarnon, Girls Aloud, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blunt, Joey Negro, Sean Paul and Nelly. The following week, Gnarls Barkley became the first act to top the singles chart on downloads alone, with Crazy. This was the start of huge success for the duo, who went on to top the singles charts for 9 weeks, as well as the album chart for a week and also the UK Official Download Chart for an outstanding 11 weeks making it the longest stay on the UK Official Download Chart history. However, the single version of Crazy was deliberately deleted on 28 May in order to stop the single's welcome being overstayed. "Crazy" was the first single to top the UK singles chart for nine weeks consecutively since 1994 when Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" was number one for fifteen weeks (the last song to spend exactly nine weeks on top was "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 1984). But, Crazy's nine week run at number one came to an end when singer/songwriter Sandi Thom finally knocked it off number one with her debut single I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair). 2006 also saw Morrissey return to the top of the album chart for the first time in 12 years with "Ringleader of the Tormentors".

Thom occupied the number one spot for a solitary week before being replaced by Nelly Furtado, who climbed to number one with Maneater and maintained her position the following 3 weeks. On 18 June 2006 there were five England Football World Cup songs in the top 13 in the Official UK Singles Chart. This included the official single by Embrace, a parody of the Dad's Army theme by the Tonedef Allstars and the former number 1 single Three Lions, which topped the chart in both 1996 and 1998.

The festival season was marked by the absence of Glastonbury, which was taking a 'fallow year'. Headliners at the major festivals included: The Who and Red Hot Chili Peppers at T in the Park; Coldplay and the Foo Fighters at the Isle of Wight Festival; Metallica and Guns N' Roses at Download Festival; Radiohead and Kasabian at V Festival; The Prodigy and Goldfrapp at Creamfields; Daft Punk and Groove Armada at Global Gathering 2006; The Who and The Strokes at the Wireless Festival; and Pearl Jam and Muse at the Carling Weekend. This would turn out to be the penultimate year, that the much disputed sponsorship deal by the brewery would take place, and would go on to be the start of the brewery's decline in the UK live music scene, as it suddenly lost its sponsorship deals for gig venues to LiveNation and O2

Following Nelly Furtado's 3 weeks on top for the first time, both Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean's Hips Don't Lie and Lily Allen's Smile enjoyed a first time at the top of the UK singles chart summit with Shakira's smash hit and Lily Allen's debut single. Another debut single to be released was German dance group Cascada's Everytime We Touch which went on to peak at #2, as Hips Don't Lie held them of the top spot. It ended 2006 as being the UK's fifteenth best selling single.

Pop band McFly scored their fifth UK number one single Don't Stop Me Now/Please, Please but the following week dropped to number 6 in the top 40. The week after Shakira climbed back on top with "Hips Don't Lie", the first time since 2004's single Call on Me by Eric Prydz to return to the top. July also saw first time number one albums for the Lostprophets and Razorlight.

In August, it was an American female double on top of both charts, with Christina Aguilera's Back To Basics topping the album chart, and the following week former Destiny's Child star Beyoncé Knowles scored her second (fourth, including her career with the group) number one single with Deja Vu along with her boyfriend Jay-Z.

September kicked off with another American act at #1 in both charts, this time former 'N Sync star Justin Timberlake with his comeback single Sexyback and with his second album FutureSex/LoveSounds. He had previously has three number two records and this is his first #1 single as a solo artist and as part of 'N Sync.

The following week the Scissor Sisters managed to score their first UK #1 with I Don't Feel Like Dancin' and is third highest seller (so far) of this year. They also scored their second #1 in the album chart with Ta-Dah, therefore topping both the album and singles chart at the same time (the last act to manage that was Gnarls Barkley with Crazy and St. Elsewhere).

In October, Girls Aloud became the first British act (sixth act overall) to enter the UK Top 10 on downloads alone when Something Kinda Ooooh charted at #5 on 22 October. The following week it climbed to #3, but they were beaten to number one by McFly with their sixth number one Star Girl. We also saw #1 albums from The Killers, Robbie Williams, Girls Aloud and Jamiroquai.

November saw Dutch DJ and producer Fedde Le Grand manage to get his first UK #1 with Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, while Westlife were still breaking records with their 14 number one The Rose. Westlife didn't last long at the top and later got replaced by rapstar Akon with Smack That which featured the rap music legend Eminem; this was Akon's second and Eminem's seventh number one single.

In November and early December, the charts were dominated by boy bands. Ten years since their last number one single, Take That managed to reclaim their position on top of the singles chart with Patience. Meanwhile, Westlife's number one streak continued with their sixth #1 album The Love Album beating compilation albums from Oasis, The Beatles and U2. This was then knocked off the top by Take That's album Beautiful World. These remained on top of the charts for two more weeks. During this time there were hit singles from Emma Bunton's Official Children in Need song Downtown, Chris Cornell's You Know My Name which was used in Casino Royale, Cliff Richard's 21st Century Christmas and Wind It Up from No Doubt front woman Gwen Stefani.

The X Factor was won by Leona Lewis, beating former child actor Raymond Quinn in the final. She became the first female winner of the show. Her debut single "A Moment Like This" was chosen for whomever won the competition and was released on download the day after the final, selling 50,000 copies in its first half-hour,[4] more than most songs this year achieved in a whole week.

Record sales[edit]

Single sales bounced back in 2006 as legal downloads added nearly thirty million sales to the total for the year. Despite this, the 17,694 copies sold during its week at number one gave Orson's "No Tomorrow" the distinction of being the lowest sales ever of a chart topper.[5] However 2006 also saw one song achieve sales of over half a million in its first week, Leona Lewis's song "A Moment Like This" sold 571,992 copies. Although not the biggest first week sales of any of the UK television talent show winners it was still a remarkable figure when total sales of individual records were generally in decline.

As of year end, Gnarls Barkley's single "Crazy", had sold over 800,000 (plus an additional 40,000+ before it became chart eligible) to become the best selling single of 2006, while Leona Lewis had the second biggest seller of the year and enjoyed a second week at number one as 2006 became 2007.The rest of the top five best sellers saw Shakira at three with over 500,000 copies sold in what was a very long chart run, Scissor Sisters were fourth and Sandi Thom was fifth in the overall sales list.


Number-one singles[edit]

Release date Song Artist(s) Sales
1 January "That's My Goal" Shayne Ward 132,284
8 January 54,152
15 January 31,724
22 January "When the Sun Goes Down" Arctic Monkeys 34,992
29 January "Nasty Girl" The Notorious B.I.G. featuring P. Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge, and Avery Storm 27,482
5 February 24,854
12 February "Thunder In My Heart" Meck featuring Leo Sayer 36,185
19 February 33,635
26 February "Sorry" Madonna 36,928
5 March "It's Chico Time" Chico 51,000
12 March 29,000
19 March "No Tomorrow" Orson 17,694
26 March "So Sick" Ne-Yo 28,287
2 April "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley 31,709
9 April 194,179
16 April 118,714
23 April 76,114
30 April 69,202
7 May 50,163
14 May 42,968
21 May 40,000
28 May 37,682
4 June "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker
(With Flowers In My Hair)
Sandi Thom 39,797
11 June "Maneater" Nelly Furtado 48,724
18 June 42,859
25 June 34,537
2 July "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean 32,584
9 July "Smile" Lily Allen 39,501
16 July 35,228
23 July "Don't Stop Me Now" / "Please, Please" McFly 36,469
30 July "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean 29,109
6 August 33,400
13 August 28,638
20 August 29,955
27 August "Deja Vu" Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z 29,365
3 September "SexyBack" Justin Timberlake 49,556
10 September "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters 66,757
17 September 56,044
24 September 42,310
1 October 32,338
8 October "America" Razorlight 32,753
15 October "Welcome to the Black Parade" My Chemical Romance 33,883
22 October 29,201
29 October "Star Girl" McFly 54,802
5 November "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" Fedde Le Grand 34,391
12 November "The Rose" Westlife 44,305
19 November "Smack That" Akon featuring Eminem 35,119
26 November "Patience" Take That 61,978
3 December 38,337
10 December 37,894
17 December 30,833
24 December "A Moment Like This" Leona Lewis 571,253
31 December 109,027

Number-one albums[edit]

Issue Date Song Artist(s)
1 January Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem
8 January First Impressions of Earth The Strokes
15 January Back to Bedlam James Blunt
22 January Stars of CCTV Hard-Fi
29 January Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Arctic Monkeys
5 February
12 February
19 February
26 February In Between Dreams Jack Johnson
5 March Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae
12 March On An Island David Gilmour
19 March Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae
26 March Journey South Journey South
2 April This New Day Embrace
9 April Ringleader of the Tormentors Morrissey
16 April The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living The Streets
23 April Shayne Ward Shayne Ward
30 April St. Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley
7 May Eyes Open Snow Patrol
14 May Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers
21 May
28 May
4 June Bright Idea Orson
11 June Smile... It Confuses People Sandi Thom
18 June Under the Iron Sea Keane
25 June
2 July Liberation Transmission Lostprophets
9 July Black Holes and Revelations Muse
16 July
23 July Razorlight Razorlight
30 July
6 August Undiscovered James Morrison
13 August
20 August Back To Basics Christina Aguilera
27 August Eyes Open Snow Patrol
3 September Empire Kasabian
10 September Eyes Open Snow Patrol
17 September FutureSex/LoveSounds Justin Timberlake
24 September Ta-Dah Scissor Sisters
1 October
8 October Sam's Town The Killers
15 October
22 October
29 October Rudebox Robbie Williams
5 November The Sound of Girls Aloud Girls Aloud
12 November High Times: Singles 1992-2006 Jamiroquai
19 November Twenty Five George Michael
26 November The Love Album Westlife
3 December Beautiful World Take That
10 December
17 December
24 December
31 December

Number-one downloads[edit]

Issue Date Track Title Artist
4 January "That's My Goal" Shayne Ward
11 January "The JCB Song" Nizlopi
18 January "The JCB Song" Nizlopi
25 January "Nasty Girl" The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy,
Nelly, Jagged Edge, and Avery Storm
1 February "Nasty Girl" The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy,
Nelly, Jagged Edge, and Avery Storm
8 February "Boys Will Be Boys" The Ordinary Boys
15 February "Thunder In My Heart Again" Meck featuring Leo Sayer
22 February "Thunder In My Heart Again" Meck featuring Leo Sayer
1 March "Put Your Records On" Corinne Bailey Rae
8 March "Put Your Records On" Corinne Bailey Rae
15 March "No Tomorrow" Orson
22 March "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
29 March "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
5 April "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
12 April "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
19 April "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
26 April "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
3 May "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
10 May "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
17 May "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
24 May "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
31 May "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
7 June "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker
(With Flowers In My Hair)
Sandi Thom
14 June "Maneater" Nelly Furtado
21 June "Maneater" Nelly Furtado
28 June "Maneater" Nelly Furtado
5 July "Maneater" Nelly Furtado
12 July "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
19 July "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
26 July "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
2 August "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
9 August "SexyBack" Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland
16 August "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
23 August "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters
30 August "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters
6 September "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters
13 September "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters
20 September "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters
27 September "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters
4 October "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters
11 October "America" Razorlight
18 October "America" Razorlight
25 October "America" Razorlight
1 November "Star Girl" McFly
8 November "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" Fedde Le Grand
15 November "Rock Steady" All Saints
22 November "Patience" Take That
29 November "Patience" Take That
6 December "Patience" Take That
13 December "Patience" Take That
20 December "A Moment Like This" Leona Lewis
27 December "A Moment Like This" Leona Lewis

Year-end charts[edit]

Between 31 December 2005 and 31 December 2006.

Best-selling singles[edit]


No. Title Artist Peak
1 "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley 1 820,053
2 "A Moment Like This" Lewis, LeonaLeona Lewis 1 700,069
3 "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean 1 495,000
4 "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Scissor Sisters 1 353,733
5 "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" Thom, SandiSandi Thom 1 325,600
6 "From Paris to Berlin" Infernal 2 308,000
7 "Maneater" Furtado, NellyNelly Furtado 1 296,000
8 "Patience" Take That 1 282,423
9 "SOS" Rihanna 2 243,000
10 "SexyBack" Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake 1 241,250
11 "Smile" Allen, LilyLily Allen 1 228,500
12 "No Tomorrow" Orson 1 227,000
13 "Nasty Girl" Notorious B.I.G., TheThe Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm 1 222,000
14 "Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol 6 210,606
15 "Everytime We Touch" Cascada 2 201,000
16 "No Promises" Ward, ShayneShayne Ward 2 197,500
17 "America" Razorlight 1 197,000
18 "That's My Goal" Ward, ShayneShayne Ward 1 196,000
19 "Naïve" Kooks, TheThe Kooks 5 186,000
20 "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" le Grand, FeddeFedde le Grand 1 184,000
21 "Monster" Automatic, TheThe Automatic 4 182,500
22 "Thunder in My Heart Again" Meck featuring Leo Sayer 1 181,500
23 "Unfaithful" Rihanna 2 177,250
24 "Put Your Records On" Bailey Rae, CorinneCorinne Bailey Rae 2 174,000
25 "You Give Me Something" Morrison, JamesJames Morrison 5 171,000
26 "Welcome to the Black Parade" My Chemical Romance 1 169,000
27 "Smack That" Akon featuring Eminem 1 166,250
28 "Voodoo Child" Rogue Traders 3 163,500
29 "Irreplaceable" Beyoncé 4 158,000
30 "Who Knew" Pink 5 157,500
31 "Beep" Pussycat Dolls, TheThe Pussycat Dolls featuring will.i.am 2 157,000
32 "So Sick" Ne-Yo 1 152,250
33 "Ain't No Other Man" Aguilera, ChristinaChristina Aguilera 2 152,000
34 "Pump It" Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas 3 148,500
35 "One" Blige, Mary J.Mary J. Blige and U2 2 148,000
36 "Something Kinda Ooooh" Girls Aloud 3 147,000
37 "JCB" Nizlopi 2[a] 146,500
38 "Promiscuous" Furtado, NellyNelly Furtado featuring Timbaland 3 141,500
39 "She Moves in Her Own Way" Kooks, TheThe Kooks 7 141,000
40 "It's Chico Time" Chico 1 140,500
41 "Ridin'" Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone 2 140,000
42 "Somebody's Watching Me" Beatfreakz 3 137,000
43 "Dani California" Red Hot Chili Peppers 2 136,500
44 "Sorry" Madonna 1 136,000
45 "Last Request" Nutini, PaoloPaolo Nutini 5 134,500
46 "Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)" Guetta, DavidDavid Guetta vs. The Egg 3 132,000
47 "When You Were Young" Killers, TheThe Killers 2 130,000
48 "Control Myself" LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez 2 129,000
49 "Boys Will Be Boys" Ordinary Boys, TheThe Ordinary Boys 3 127,000
50 "Me & U" Cassie 6 124,000

Best-selling albums[edit]


No. Title Artist Peak
1 Eyes Open Snow Patrol 1 1,504,000
2 Beautiful World Take That 1 1,122,000
3 Ta-Dah Scissor Sisters 1 1,120,000
4 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Arctic Monkeys 1 1,111,000
5 Inside In/Inside Out Kooks, TheThe Kooks 2 1,099,000
6 Razorlight Razorlight 1 1,067,000
7 Stop the Clocks Oasis 2 898,000
8 The Love Album Westlife 1 891,000
9 I'm Not Dead Pink 3 844,000
10 Undiscovered Morrison, JamesJames Morrison 1 839,000
11 In Between Dreams Johnson, JackJack Johnson 1 788,000
12 Sam's Town Killers, TheThe Killers 1 770,000
13 Corrine Bailey Rae Bailey Rae, CorinneCorinne Bailey Rae 1 763,000
14 Under the Iron Sea Keane 1 699,000
15 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers 1 682,000
16 The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits Girls Aloud 1 664,000
17 Love Beatles, TheThe Beatles 3 663,000
18 Twenty Five Michael, GeorgeGeorge Michael 1 617,000
19 U218 Singles U2 4 609,000
20 Siempre Il Divo 2 609,000
21 Twelve Stops and Home Feeling, TheThe Feeling 2 592,000
22 Back to Bedlam Blunt, JamesJames Blunt 1 585,000
23 Costello Music Fratellis, TheThe Fratellis 2 552,000
24 These Streets Nutini, PaoloPaolo Nutini 3 552,000
25 FutureSex/LoveSounds Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake 1 546,000
26 Black Holes and Revelations Muse 1 541,000
27 High Times: Singles 1992–2006 Jamiroquai 1 539,000
28 PCD Pussycat Dolls 10[b] 533,000
29 Alright, Still Allen, LilyLily Allen 2 519,000
30 Breakaway Clarkson, KellyKelly Clarkson 3 506,000
31 St. Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley 1 489,300
32 Employment Kaiser Chiefs 2 489,232
33 Collected Massive Attack 2 461,000
34 Eye to the Telescope Tunstall, KTKT Tunstall 3 459,300
35 Shayne Ward Ward, ShayneShayne Ward 1 459,200
36 Rudebox Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams 1 451,000
37 Tired of Hanging Around Zutons, TheThe Zutons 2 445,000
38 Keep On Young, WillWill Young 4[c] 444,500
39 Loose Furtado, NellyNelly Furtado 5 440,000
40 The Very Best of Nina Simone Simone, NinaNina Simone 6 440,000
41 Overloaded: The Singles Collection Sugababes 3 441,000
42 Demon Days Gorillaz 6[d] 411,000
43 Empire Kasabian 1 406,000
44 Journey South Journey South 1 404,500
45 A Girl like Me Rihanna 5 390,000
46 Confessions on a Dancefloor Madonna 9[e] 384,900
47 Voices of the Valley Fron Male Voice Choir 9 384,600
48 The Singles Feeder 2 384,300
49 X&Y Coldplay 8[f] 374,000
50 The Truth About Love Lemar 3 369,000

Best-selling compilations[edit]


No. Title Peak
1 Now 65 1
2 Now 64 1
3 Radio 1's Live Lounge 1
4 High School Musical (Original Soundtrack) 1
5 Now 63 1
6 Pop Party 4 1
7 Floorfillers: Club Classics 1
8 NME Presents the Essential Bands 2006 3
9 The Anthems 2
10 Clubland 9 1


  1. ^ Reached number 1 in 2005
  2. ^ Reached number 7 in 2005
  3. ^ Reached number 2 in 2005
  4. ^ Reached number 1 in 2005
  5. ^ Reached number 1 in 2005
  6. ^ Reached number 1 in 2005

Music awards[edit]

BRIT Awards[edit]

The 2006 BRIT Awards took place on 15 February 2006, at Earl's Court in London

Mercury Music Prize[edit]

The 2006 Mercury Music Prize was awarded to Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Popjustice £20 Music Prize[edit]

The 2006 Popjustice £20 Music Prize was awarded to Girls Aloud for their song Biology from the album Chemistry.

Record of the Year[edit]

The Record of the Year was awarded to "Patience" by Take That.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c The year in music: 2006 BBC News, 26 December 2006
  2. ^ "Arctic Monkeys hottest act at NME". BBC News. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  3. ^ All Saints reunite | News | NME.COM
  4. ^ LEONA'S THE DIVA OF DOWNLOADS - The Daily Record
  5. ^ Record-Breakers and Trivia - everyHit.com
  6. ^ "2006 Singles Top 100". Music Week (London, England: UBM): 17. 13 January 2007. 
  7. ^ "2006 Albums Top 100". Music Week (London, England: UBM): 19. 13 January 2007. 
  8. ^ "Compilations". Music Week (London, England: UBM): 20. 13 January 2007. 

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