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Noisey News

Stream "Vossi Bop," Buy "Vossi Bop" and Get Stormzy to Number 1

Both Big Mike and Taylor Swift put out new singles last week, and now a few hundred sales stand between them. Let's end this the right way.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.30.19
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
Remembering Things

We Don’t Talk Enough About How Scissor Sisters Queered Up the UK Charts

So we’re doing that now, with Babydaddy, reliving the flamboyance and LGBT inclusivity his band shoved into the mainstream.
Nick Levine
7.24.17
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
Noisey News

A Fan Campaign Has Sent Ariana Grande to the Top of the UK iTunes Chart

Plus, her manager Scooter Braun has shared a message of strength in the wake of the Manchester bombing.
Noisey Staff
5.25.17
deep dives

How and Why Has "Mr Brightside" Never Left the UK Charts?

An Important Roundtable Discussion.
Noisey UK Staff
5.19.17
Important Questions Raised By...

Stormzy Is Number One (According to People Who Aren't Us)!

WE ARE NOT PERSONALLY CONFIRMING THIS BUT....
Ryan Bassil
3.3.17
Thinkpieces And Shit

It's No Cheesy Urban-lite Anthem, Stormzy is Smashing the UK Charts with a Grime Freestyle

Hell, it doesn’t even have a chorus.
Paul Gibbins
9.17.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Why Have One Direction Only Had One Number 1?

The global boy band have failed to hit top spot ten times out of thirteen - and their fans are starting to get really fucked off at the group's management.
Grace Medford
10.24.14