Charts

Noisey News

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Tops Album Chart with Record-Low 823 Albums Sold

The 20-track album racked up 83 million streams, which was enough to knock 21 Savage off of top spot.
Alex Robert Ross
1.15.19
Noisey News

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Broke a U.K. Chart Record

His seventh studio album is the first to go gold exclusively from streams.
Lawrence Burney
10.4.17
Stuff

From Posh-Lords to Coke-Loving STD Havers – How the British Stereotype Was Finally Changed

We lead Europe in having gonorrhoea and taking cocaine. Isn't it about time our self-perception caught up with our truth?
Joel Golby
11.25.16
Op-Eds

When Will Awful, Downbeat Covers of Songs Stop Outperforming the Originals?

Calum Scott’s dismal take on Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” is a stark reminder of the chart-dominating power of a bland man sounding sad on a piano.
Grace Medford
8.16.16
Features

Do the UK Charts Actually Tell Us Anything About Club Culture?

We delved deep into the current top 40 to work out what's actually going on in the UK right now.
Josh Baines
6.16.16
Deep Ass Questions

Views from the Bus: We Analyzed the Shit Out of Drake's Tour Data to See What Cities He Really Loves

The Boy better know we've been creepily tracking his steps. For educational purposes, of course.
Ian Gormely
4.28.16
VICE vs Video games

Video Gaming Is Bigger Than Movies and Music in the UK

Sales figures show that video games were the most popular home entertainment option in the UK.
Mike Diver
1.8.16
Madonna

How Lucious Lyon Fucked Over Madonna

The Queen of Pop sold more albums but the TV soundtrack ended up on top. Why?
Zel McCarthy
3.20.15
This Week In Drake

Every Single Goddamn Song on Drake's New Album Is on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

That's 42 percent of the 50-position chart. 42 percent!
Eric Sundermann
2.26.15
Deep Ass Questions

How Based Is Your Favorite Musician's Twitter Account?

Thanks to the wonders of Data Journalism, we can find out.
Chad Major
2.9.15
Deep Ass Questions

What Is A Hozier? Who Does Milky Chance? We Answer the Chart Questions You're Too Confused to Ask

No, they are not euphemisms, they’re Britain’s most popular pop stars.
Ryan Bassil
1.22.15
Words

10 Rave Classics That Took the Pop Charts

Long before anybody called it EDM, these jams were all over the radio dial.
Max Pearl
2.26.14