Official New Zealand Music Chart

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The Official New Zealand Music Chart is the weekly New Zealand top-40 singles and albums charts, issued weekly by Recorded Music NZ (previously known as Recording Industry Association of New Zealand). The chart also includes the top-20 New Zealand singles and albums and top 10 compilation albums. All charts are compiled from data of both physical and digital sales from music retailers in New Zealand.[1]

History[edit]

Prior to 2004, RIANZ also published an annual ranking chart of singles and albums released in New Zealand. Position was awarded by a simple scoring system whereby a number one in one week gets 50 points, a number two gets 49 points and so on, then all weeks are added together. From 2004 onwards, however, the annual charts have songs positioned based on the number of sales for that year.

From April 2007 to October 2011, the charts were displayed and archived at the website radioscope.net.nz which listed 13 different charts, most notably RadioScope100 and NZ40 Airplay Chart.[2] In November 2011, RIANZ launched an updated chart website. The new Chart website also provides the ability to listen to song previews, view music videos, and buy tracks and albums.[3][4]

Certifications[edit]

A single qualifies for gold certification if it exceeds 7500 and platinum certification if it exceeds 15,000 copies sold as over-the-counter physical single sales or direct digital sales. An album qualifies for gold certification if it exceeds 7500 and platinum certification if it exceeds 15,000 wholesale sales to retailers. For music DVDs (formerly videos), a gold accreditation represents 2,500 copies shipped, with a platinum accreditation representing 5,000 units shipped.[1]

Shipping thresholds for RIANZ accreditations, by format
Format / productGoldPlatinum
Singles7,50015,000
Albums7,50015,000
Music DVDs2,5005,000

Chart records[edit]

Artists with the most number-one hits[edit]

1. The Beatles (15)
2. Katy Perry (9)
3. Michael Jackson (8) (tie)
3. U2 (8) (tie)
5. Akon (7) (tie)
5. Mariah Carey (7) (tie)
5. Eminem (7) (tie)
5. Rihanna (7) (tie)
7. ABBA (6) (tie)
7. The Black Eyed Peas (6) (tie)
7. Chris Brown (6) (tie)

New Zealand artists with the most number-one hits[edit]

Number-one debuts[edit]

Singles with most weeks at #1[edit]

14 weeks
12 weeks
11 weeks
10 weeks
9 weeks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ABOUT THE CHART". NZ Music Charts. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Charts - RadioScope New Zealand". radioscope.net.nz. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "NZ Singles". The Official New Zealand Music Chart. RIANZ. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "NZ Albums". The Official New Zealand Music Chart. RIANZ. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  5. ^ charts.org.nz - Joy Division - Atmosphere
  6. ^ charts.org.nz - Screaming Mee Mees - See Me Go
  7. ^ "charts.org.nz - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

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