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Tophit is a Russian music project that deals with the online distribution of new songs and music videos to radio and TV channels as well as publication of music charts, based on the quantity of radio air spins. Since the week ending 17 July 2016, Tophit added YouTube views as part of its chart methodology.[1] All charts are refreshed every Wednesday.

Thanks to a wide partnership geography (over 420 radios all over the world), openness and transparency of the charts published, the Tophit is often used as a source of an artist's popularity in the territory of Russia. Universal Music called Tophit the most reliable website, monitoring Russia’s radio.[2]

The first #1 song on Tophit was "Okean i Tri Reki", performed by VIA Gra and Valery Meladze, on 23 November 2003.[3]

Tophit includes:

  • Weekly airplay charts — Weekly General, Weekly Audience Choice, Weekly Russia, Weekly Moscow, Weekly St. Petersburg, Weekly Ukraine, Weekly Kyiv;
  • Monthly airplay charts — Monthly General, Monthly Audience Choice, Monthly Russia, Monthly Moscow, Monthly St. Petersburg, Monthly Ukraine, Monthly Kyiv;
  • Yearly airplay charts — Yearly General, Yearly General (Russian music), Yearly Audience Choice, Yearly Moscow, Yearly St. Petersburg, Yearly Kyiv;
  • Artists charts — Top Artists General, Top Artists Audience Choice, Top Artists Moscow, Top Artists St. Petersburg, Top Artists Kyiv;
  • A special chart — Merry Christmas.

General charts are compiled on the basis of the data about singles' weekly rotation of 230 Russian radio stations as well 200 in Ukraine, the CIS countries, Baltic States, Cyprus, Israel, Germany, the US and Canada, which broadcast in Russian.[4]


Every week Tophit publishes Airplay Detection TopHit 100 — a consolidated chart, based on song rotation on air of radio stations partners. The artists (rightholders) place their songs on the website, after what the radio stations downloads those it considers suitable to air, and then sends weekly reports on their rotation.[5] Anatoly Veizenfeld and Mikhail Sergeev of Звукорежиссёр (Zvukorezhissyor: Soundproducer) wrote, "That is the way, how the feedback comes from the broadcasters in this project, and it allows them to receive the data about each song rotation on air of over 400 radio stations."[6]

Besides the general chart, there are ones for Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kyiv; monthly charts (general and separate ones for each of the mentioned cities) and annual charts (general, separate ones for each of the mentioned cities and one for top artists). The website also collects statistics on the songs, played in request programs most often.

Since 2010 till 2013 the TV-program Top Hit Chart, based on the portal statistics, was broadcast by Muz-TV, and it presented 30 most popular on radio air of Russia and the CIS countries songs.[7] According to the website, the program was in the top 10 of the most popular music programs of the channel with rating of 0.7%.[8]

At present the radio version of the program is weekly released on the air of over 40 radio stations of Russia and the CIS countries. In 2010–2014 its presenter was Mitya Fomin, and now it is hosted by Timur Rodriguez.

In 2010, the summary statistical data of the portal for the year of 2009 became the foremost source in defining the nominees for "Bog Efira" (Air God) Music Awards (a music version of Popov’s Award in the area of radio broadcast). Tophit annual charts are also covered in the mass media.

In March 2015, Tophit began publication of the first on the market of Russia and the CIS countries streaming charts TOP 100 The chart is based on the views of music videos on YouTube and reflects the mass audience preferences on the web and how they change over time.

Chart criteria[edit]

The statistical data is collected on the songs and placed on Tophit. As a rule, such a list is based on the new compositions, picked by the portal administration, as well as the songs, already released on the portal but should be drawn attention to (for instance, those which are supported by a promo-campaign or a music video).

The charts are based on the playlist rotation data of songs, received directly from the radio stations partners, and the number of song plays in request programs. As a result, up to 20 parameters are taken into account in relation to each radio station (where it broadcasts, how many cities and towns it covers, how the playlists are technically made and who does it, etc.).

Despite a large amount of the data processed, Tophit charts still fall into the category of radio rotation, i.e. they take into account the number of song spins on radio air but have nothing in common with the volume of song sales on CDs or downloads on the web.

Performance and development review[edit]

Experts from the InterMedia news agency, Evgeny Safronov and Aleksey Mazhaev, expressed the opinion that the charts published by the portal could not fully reflect the artist popularity in Russia, as Tophit along with Moskva.FM deal with radio industry research. Nevertheless, the experts qualified the portal hit parades as professional.[9] Boris Barabanov also marked that activity is more familiar to the music industry professionals than public at large. "One of the most effective chart-based sources is It's rather a reliable in professional circles mechanism that allows the rightholders place their compositions on the website and make them available for stations download. The latter ones, in their turn, having downloaded the song, send reports on its rotation, if this song is put on air, what shows its popularity. promotion model is considered very effective on the market," wrote the author. Guru Ken called Tophit the leader in the area of media content delivery to radio stations.[10] In the journal Kompania (Company), Anastasia Markina also mentioned the portal as the leader in its professional sphere and wrote, " took under its wing over 400 stations and 60 TV-channels. On the other hand, over a thousand rights holders, among which are the majority of record labels, including the majors Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music and EMI/Gala Records», work with this website.[11]

In RMA (a course of lectures for professionals in the music business), Dmitry Konnov, Universal Music Russia CEO, speaking of Russian music promotion perspectives, underlined the fact that "if you want to reach popularity, I advise to write and perform Russian music, promote Russian artists and keep a close watch at but not get lost in admiration at Billboard".[12]

Artist milestones[edit]

Highscores by the number of singles №1 (Russia and CIS countries – Airplay Detection Top Hit 100)[edit]

Since 5 January 2015, Nyusha holds the record for the most #1 singles with 8. Nyusha had previously tied with MakSim and Vintage for the record with 7 #1 singles each.

hits №1
Artist Biggest Hit
8 Nyusha "Vibirat' chudo (Choose Your Miracle)" (12 weeks)[13]
7 MakSim "Мой рай (My Paradise)"[14]
"Лучшая ночь (Best Night)" (7 weeks)[15]
Vintage "Ева (Eva)" (9 недель)[16]
5 Serebro "Скажи, не молчи (Tell Me Not Be Silent)" (13 weeks)[17]
Dima Bilan "Невозможное возможно (Impossible Is Possible)" (10 weeks)[18]
Julia Savicheva "Привет (Hello)" (10 weeks)[19]
4 Ёlka "На большом воздушном шаре (On the big balloon)" (8 weeks)[20]
3 Rihanna "Diamonds" (16 weeks)[21]
Vera Brezhneva "Любовь спасёт мир (Love will save the world)" (9 weeks)[22]
VIA Gra "Поцелуи (Kiss)"[23][24] (7 weeks)
Dan Bălan "Chica Bomb" (4 weeks)[25]
Gradusy "Голая (The Naked)" (10 weeks)[26]
Valeriya "Нежность моя (My Tenderness)" (3 weeks)[27]
Irakli "Время (Time)" (12 weeks)[28]

High scores by the number of singles №1 (Ukraine)[edit]

hits №1
Artist «Biggest» hit
(by most weeks at #1)
LOBODA "40 градусов" (40 Degrees)" (13 weeks)[29]
Ani Lorak "Зажигай сердце" (Warm Up Heat)" (4 weeks)[30]
4 Delice "Нежно-нежно (Tenderly-Tenderly) " (Suavemetne Cover)" (10 weeks)[31]
3 Vera Brezhneva "Лепестками слёз" (With Rose Petals) " (15 weeks)[32]
2 Elka "Около тебя" (By You)" (10 weeks)[33]
Dan Balan "Лепестками слёз" (With Rose Petals)" (15 weeks)[32]
Tina Karol "Жизнь продолжается" (Life Goes On)" (5 weeks)[34]
Nu Virgos "Перемирие" (Truce)"(5 weeks)[35]

Highest number of singles #1 on chart (Kyiv)[edit]

Highest number of consecutive singles #1 (CIS countries)[edit]

Highest number of singles #1 in request programs[edit]

Artists with highest number of singles on Top 10 (Airplay Detection Top Hit 100)[edit]

Artists with most weeks at #1 (General Chart)[edit]

Weeks Artist
54 Nyusha
34 MakSim
33 Dima Bilan
31 Serebro
26 Yulia Savicheva
26 Vintage
25 Irakli
21 Elka
18 Rihanna

Artists with most weeks at #1 (Audience Choice Chart)[edit]

Weeks Artist
62 Serebro
62 Nyusha
39 Yulia Savicheva
34 Sergey Lazarev
25 Dima Bilan
24 Vintage
22 MakSim
15 Elka

Artists with most weeks at #1 (Russian Chart)[edit]

Weeks Artist
43 Nyusha
19 Elka
16 Pharrell Williams

Artists with most weeks at #1 (Moscow Chart)[edit]

Weeks Artist
26 Pharrell Williams
20 Dima Bilan
19 MakSim
18 Robin Schulz
16 Madonna
15 Rihanna
15 Dan Balan

Artists with most weeks at #1 (Ukrainian Chart)[edit]

Weeks Artist
31 Vera Brezhneva
19 Delice
18 Elka
17 Alyosha

Artists with most weeks at #1 (Kyiv Chart)[edit]

Weeks Artist
40 Vera Brezhneva
27 Elka
24 Delice
22 Alyosha

Song milestones[edit]

Most weeks at #1 (General Chart)[edit]

Full list
  • 20 weeks
Selena Gomez & The Scene - "Love You Like A Love Song" (2011)
  • 16 weeks
Rihanna — "Diamonds" (2012—2013)
Lilly Wood and the Prick и Robin Schulz — "Prayer in C" (2014—2015)
  • 14 weeks
Avicii & Aloe Blacc — "Wake Me Up" (2013—2014)
Jax Jones и Ina Wroldsen - "Breathe" (2018)
  • 13 weeks
Serebro — "Скажи, не молчи" (Say But Don't Be Silent)" (2009)
  • 12 weeks
Нюша — "Выбирать чудо" (2010)
Иракли — "Время" (2004—2005)
  • 11 weeks
Катя Лель — "Муси-Пуси" (2004)
Нюша — "Выше" (2011—2012)
Нюша — "Воспоминание" (2012)
Michel Teló — "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" (2012)
  • 10 weeks
Иракли — "Капли абсента" (2005)
Юлия Савичева — "Привет" (2006)
Дима Билан — "Невозможное возможно" (2006)
5sta Family и 23:45 — "Я буду" (2009)
Градусы — "Голая" (2011)
Serebro — "Я тебя не отдам" (2014)
Нюша — "Цунами" (2015)
  • 9 weeks
Вера Брежнева — "Любовь спасёт мир" (2010)
Дима Билан — "Number one fan" (2007)
Винтаж — "Ева" (2009)
  • 8 weeks
Елена Терлеева — "Солнце" (2007)
Morandi — "Angels" (2008)
Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance" (2009—2010)
5sta Family — "Зачем?" (2010)
Ёлка — "На большом воздушном шаре" (2011)
Давид Гетта и Сэм Мартин — "Dangerous" (2015)
  • 7 weeks
Юлия Савичева — "Если в сердце живет любовь" (2005)
Юлия Савичева — "Как твои дела?" (2005)
Дмитрий Маликов — "С чистого листа" (2005)
МакSим — "Мой рай" (2007)
ВИА Гра — "Поцелуи" (2007)
МакSим — "Лучшая ночь" (2008)
Дима Билан — "Believe" (2008)
Ёлка — "Прованс" (2010—2011)
Нюша — "Наедине" (2013)
Daft Punk и Фаррелл Уильямс — "Get Lucky" (2013)
  • 6 weeks
Глюк'oza и Верка Сердючка — «Жениха хотела» (2004)
Глюк'oza — «Снег идет» (2005)
Т9 — «Вдох-Выдох (Ода нашей любви)» (2008)
Дима Билан — «Я просто люблю тебя» (2010)
Ева Польна — «Весь мир на ладони моей» (2012)
  • 5 weeks
A-Studio — "Ещё люблю" (2005)
Madonna — "Hung Up" (2005—2006)
Serebro — «Song #1» (2007)
МакSим — "Ветром стать" (2007)
МакSим — "Научусь летать" (2008)
МакSим — "Не отдам" (2009)
Ёлка — "Около тебя" (2012)
  • 4 weeks
МакSим — "Отпускаю" (2006)
Сэм Смит — "La La La" (2013)
Фаррелл Уильямс — "Happy" (2014)
Винтаж — "Когда рядом ты" (2014)

Top Hit Music Awards[edit]

Top Hit Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony, held and established by the portal The Russian artists, authors and producers are honored for outstanding achievements in popular music and record business, based on the data of song rotation on air of the radio stations, partners. The first Music Awards Ceremony took place in 2013. Besides, Top Hit Hall Of Fame was opened as well.

Additional milestones[edit]

  • MakSim is the only singer in the chart's history, who has had four number one songs within a calendar year ("Отпускаю", "Знаешь ли ты", "Ветром стать", "Мой рай" in 2007)
  • MakSim has had seven consecutive number one hits, which is considered an unbreakable record for other artists.
  • Elka is the only artist to have topped the Annual General Chart twice and Annual Russian Chart three times on Tophit.
  • Elka is the only Russian artist who topped all of the Tophit charts simultaneously, in 2010–2011.
  • "Provence", performed by Elka, spent 109 weeks on Tophit General 100.[3]
  • Yulia Savicheva is the only artist to self-replace at the top of Tophit Audience Choice Chart.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top Radio & YouTube Hits (11 Jul-17 Jul 2016)" (in Russian). Tophit. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Valery Meladze, Yolka, Zvonky, Max Barskikh and other winners of Top Hit Music Awards Russia 2020 | OK! Magazine". Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "registration / authorization".
  4. ^ "Weekly General Airplay Top Hit 100". Tophit. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  5. ^ "В России будет независимый чарт".
  6. ^ "WebCite query result". Cite uses generic title (help)
  7. ^ "TopHit Чарт - МУЗ-ТВ".
  8. ^ "ТВ программы-лидеры по жанрам среди россиян (28.02.2011 - 06.03.2011) | Измерения | Advertology.Ru".
  9. ^ "Лучший артист — тот, кого слушают за деньги".
  10. ^ "Promo FM to unite radio stations and beginning artists",]
  11. ^ Anastasiya Markina, "Talents speaking"
  12. ^ "Universal Music Russia CEO delivers lecture to RMA students", RMA
  13. ^ Параметры трека «Выбирать чудо»
  14. ^ "MakSim — Moy Ray" – via
  15. ^ "MakSim — Luchshaya Noch`" – via
  16. ^ "Vintaj — Eva" – via
  17. ^ "Serebro — Skazhi, Ne Molchi" – via
  18. ^ Параметры трека «Невозможное возможно»
  19. ^ Параметры трека «Привет»
  20. ^ "Yolka — Na Bol`shom Vozdushnom Share" – via
  21. ^ "Rihanna — Diamonds" – via
  22. ^ «Любовь спасёт мир»
  23. ^ "15 октября 2007 сингл "Поцелуи" возглавил чарт".
  24. ^ "3 декабря "Поцелуи", спустя 7 недель опустились на 1 позицию".
  25. ^ "Dan Balan — Chica Bomb" – via
  26. ^ Параметры трека «Голая»
  27. ^ "Valeriya — Nejnost` Moya" – via
  28. ^ "Irakli — Vremya" – via
  29. ^ "Loboda — 40 Gradusov" – via
  30. ^ "Ani Lorak — Zajigay Serdtse" – via
  31. ^ "Dilajs — Nejno-Nejno (Suavemente Cover)" – via
  32. ^ a b "Dan Balan & Vera Brejneva — Lepestkami Slez" – via
  33. ^ "Yolka — Okolo Tebya" – via
  34. ^ "Tina Karol' — Jizn` Prodoljaetsya" – via
  35. ^ "VIA Gra — Peremirie" – via

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