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
1.16.19
Op-Eds

Counting Video Streams Won't Change Much in the UK Singles Chart

Including YouTube and other services may still not do enough to boost underground and independent artists in our major label-heavy charts.
Tshepo Mokoena
6.26.18
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
10.5.17
Op-Eds

Tweaking the UK Singles Chart Won’t Bring Back Its Relevance

The Official Charts Company will now limit how many songs from one album can flood the charts but may be missing the point.
Tshepo Mokoena
6.27.17
Stuff

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

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
Design

The Designer Behind the Android Logo Has a Raunchy Sense of Humor

Making art as a profession is fun, but doing it for yourself is even better—just ask graphic designer Irina Blok.
Diana Shi
9.4.16
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
VICE vs Video games

Sales Figures for 2015 Show That Video Gaming Is Bigger Than Movies and Music In the UK

Which everyone who follows the games industry already knew, but the stats might be surprising to some.
Mike Diver
1.8.16
Art

Your Dating Insecurities Are Big Data Artists' Paint

Beautiful visualizations of human life emerge in the works of data artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg.
The Creators Project
6.27.15
Album

Why This Summer Will be Dominated by British Dance Music

The major players reshaping dance music's relationship with the mainstream.
Angus Harrison
5.20.15
Trending Now

Should You Give a Shit About This New Official Vinyl Chart?

Probably not, no. Unless you're Noel Gallagher's accountant.
Josh Baines
4.13.15
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