Thursday, 13 February 2014

Rock n pop top the charts

According to new statistics from the BPI and Official Charts Company, rock and pop albums continue to dominate the charts. The BPI's Gennaro Castaldo told CMU: "While the appeal of pop remains consistent, the popularity of rock music tends to ebb and flow a little more, reflecting as it does the excitement that can quickly build around new acts as they burst through. With Arctic Monkeys now taking on near-iconic status, and the likes of Jake Bugg and Bastille to name a few connecting with a new generation of fans, rock music looks set to enjoy another wonderfully vibrant period".

Shares of album sales by genre:

Rock (33.8%)
Pop (31%)
Dance (8.3%)
MOR/Easy Listening (8.1%)
R&B (5.7%)
Hip hop (3.6%)
Classical (3.2%)
Country (1.7%)
Jazz (1.3%)
Folk (1.2%)
Blues (0.9%)
Reggae (0.7%)
Children's (0.2%)
World (0.2%)
Spoken word (0.1%)
New age (0.1%)

Share of single sales by genre:

Pop (36.2%)
Rock (21.4%)
Dance (16.1%)
R&B (13.5%)
Hip hop (8.6%)
MOR/Easy Listening (1.6%)
Classical (0.7%)
Reggae (0.5%)
Country (0.5%)
Folk (0.3%)
Jazz (0.2%)

Top ten highest selling albums of 2013:

1. Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music 86
2. Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music 85
3. Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music 84
4. One Direction - Midnight Memories
5. Emeli Sandé - Our Version Of Events
6. Michael Bublé - To Be Loved
7. Robbie Williams - Swings Both Ways
8. Olly Murs - Right Place Right Time
9. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
10. Rod Stewart - Time

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