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Historic Debut For Susan Boyle – No. 1 UK chart

Susan Boyle’s debut album I Dreamed A Dream leaps straight to number one in the Official UK Albums Chart and makes chart history, the Official Charts Company confirms today.

In one of the most anticipated album releases of all time, I Dreamed A Dream has sold over 410,000 copies since its release last Monday (23rd November). These phenomenal sales make it:
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UK charts spawn iPhone application

iphone-app-chartsPossibly reflecting Apple’s growing importance to music sales, the UK’s official music chart management company today introduced its very own application for the iPhone and the iPod touch.

The Official Charts Company is launching the application for iPhone and iPod touch users. This will provide music fans with a weekly update of the Official Charts.
The application, called Official UK Music Charts is now available on the Apple’s iTunes App store.

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UK album chart rules changed for Xmas

The Official Charts Company has relaxed its album chart rules, permitting labels to offer releases festooned with extra material in an attempt to boost sales in the format.

The changes, which have received approval from labels across the industry, both independent and major, will allow for a wider range of audio material and additional merchandise to be packaged within chart-qualifying special editions. The new rules, which follow several months of consultation across the business, will be introduced from Monday September 29.  
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