Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa

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The Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa (AFP) is the only recording industry association in Portugal. Created in 1989, it succeeded GPPFV (Portuguese group of producers of Phonograms and videograms) and UNEVA (Union of audio and video editors).

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.


The AFP is the Portuguese group of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The AFP gathers the main record publishers that operate in the Portuguese market and its affiliates represent more than 95% of the market.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. It is a non-profit members' organisation registered in Switzerland and founded in Italy in 1933. It operates a Secretariat based in London, with regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong and Miami.

Since its foundation in 1989, the AFP has released market information for many students of different degrees of education. The Top + programme, broadcast by RTP1, was a weekly chart programme done in partnership between the AFP and RTP and was the oldest one in Portuguese television. [1]

RTP1 is the main television channel of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese public broadcasting corporation. It is Portugal's first channel, and was launched in 1955. For a brief period it was known and marketed as Canal 1 ; it has long been commonly called this. It is one of the most watched television networks in the country. The channel became a 24-hour service in 2002, although it now leases its graveyard slot to the infomercial producer and direct-response marketer, A Loja Em Casa. Until that point, RTP1 closed down with the national anthem, but this practice stopped not too long before infomercials filled the overnight slots.

Record charts

A Portuguese singles chart existed from July 2000 until March 2, 2004. Previously a singles chart was published pre-1994 by the Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. The chart was based on retail data compiled by the local arm of ACNielsen. [2]

Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa seven five Music Tops: [3]

Sales certification

Before 2008, figures for Gold and Platinum awards for Albums and Music DVDs are unknown. [4]


CertificationSince 2008 [4] Since 2011 [5]


CertificationSince 2011 [5]

Music DVDs

CertificationSince 2008 [4]

List of certified albums

The following is a list of albums that have been certified by the Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa.



Double Platinum

Triple Platinum

Sextuple Platinum

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