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Streaming To Be Included In Pop Charts

A year shy of its 60th birthday, the UK albums chart is about to go through its biggest change to date. As of 1 March, streaming data will count alongside CD, LP and download sales in the first combined charts. These are not entirely unchartered waters for the Official Charts Company (OCC), the body that compiles and publishes the weekly charts, as it already added streaming data into the singles chart in July 2014. This was a monumental shake up for a chart that was previously based exclusively on sales.

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