Official New Zealand Music Chart

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The Official New Zealand Music Chart (Māori : Te Papa Tātai Waiata Matua o Aotearoa) is the weekly New Zealand top 40 singles and albums charts, issued weekly by Recorded Music NZ (formerly Recording Industry Association of New Zealand). The Music Chart also includes the top-20 New Zealand artist 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]

Contents

Methodology

The singles chart is currently sales and streaming data of songs. In June 2014 it was announced that the chart would also include streaming; [2] this took effect for the chart published 7 November 2014 and dated 10 November 2014. [3] Previously airplay was factored into the chart methodology as well. [4] [5]

History

Before 1975, music charts in New Zealand had been regionally compiled by magazines, record stores, and radio stations on an ad hoc basis. This often occurred at different times which made chart compiling complex, and even then only singles were counted. [6] [7]

From May 1975 to 2004, RIANZ also published an nationwide annual ranking chart of singles and albums released in New Zealand. [7] 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. [8] 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. [9] [10]

On 19 June 2021, a new chart was launched for the top ten songs in te reo Māori, for songs with at least 70% of vocals in Māori. [11]

Lists of number-ones

Weekly Charts

Singles

1960s
1970s

Te Reo Singles

Albums

Compilations

Annual charts

Singles

1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
2020s

Albums

1990s
2000s
2010s
2020s

40th anniversary

In May 2015, Recorded Music NZ celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Official NZ Top 40 Music Charts. An event was held at Vector Arena in Auckland and featured performances from 16 artists from New Zealand and overseas who had previously achieved various chart milestones, including most number ones, most chart entries, most weeks in the chart and most weeks at number one. [12]

As part of the celebrations, a limited edition single pressed on red vinyl was released, with Tiki Taane's song "Always on my Mind" (the New Zealand track to spend the most weeks - 55 - in the singles chart) and Scribe's song "Stand Up" (the New Zealand single to spend the most weeks - 12 - at number one). [13]

The following chart achievements were noted:

Singles
Albums

Certifications

From June 2016, the method of determining certifications was changed to a points-based system based on a combination of physical sales, digital sales and online streams. For singles, 175 streams is considered equal to one sale. For albums, the Stream Equivalent Album (SEA) system is used. [14]

A single qualifies for gold certification if it exceeds 15,000 points and platinum certification if it exceeds 30,000 points. An album qualifies for gold certification if it exceeds 7500 points and platinum certification if it exceeds 15,000 points. 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]

Thresholds for Recorded Music NZ accreditations, by format
Format / productGoldPlatinum
Singles15,00030,000
Albums7,50015,000
Music DVDs2,5005,000

Chart records

Artists with the most number-one hits

These totals include singles when the artist is 'featured'—that is, not the main artist.

   – The Beatles' 14 chart placings predate the Official New Zealand Music Chart which began in May 1975.
ArtistNumber-one
singles
Longest runTotal weeks at
number one
The Beatles 14 ‡"Hey Jude" (5 weeks)31
Justin Bieber 11"Despacito (Remix)" (13 weeks)61
Katy Perry 9"Roar" (11 weeks)30
Michael Jackson 8"Beat It", "Black or White" (5 weeks each)28
U2 8"One Tree Hill" (6 weeks)23
Rihanna 8"We Found Love" (9 weeks)33
Mariah Carey 8"I'll Be There", "Endless Love" (5 weeks each)22
Eminem 7"Without Me" (7 weeks)29
Akon 7"Moonshine" (7 weeks)23
Bee Gees 7"Tragedy" (6 weeks)17
Taylor Swift 7"Shake It Off", "Look What You Made Me Do", "Anti-Hero" (2 weeks each)10
Beyoncé 6Sweet Dreams (3 weeks) 13
Ariana Grande 6"Thank U, Next" (6 weeks) 18
Chris Brown 6"Forever" (8 weeks)26
The Black Eyed Peas 6"I Gotta Feeling" (9 weeks)20
ABBA 6"Fernando" (9 weeks)17
Kanye West 6"Knock You Down" (6 weeks)16
Post Malone 6"Rockstar" (8 weeks)15

New Zealand artists with the most number-one hits

These totals includes singles when the artist is 'featured'—that is, not the main artist.

   – includes duet or collaboration by two New Zealand artists.
   – includes songs whose chart placings predate the Official New Zealand Music Chart which began in May 1975.
ArtistNumber-one
singles
Longest runTotal weeks at
number one
Scribe 4"Stand Up"/"Not Many" (12 weeks) †20
John Rowles 3 ‡"Tania" (4 weeks)6
Mr. Lee Grant 3 ‡"Thanks To You" (3 weeks)6
Lorde 3"Royals" (3 weeks)5
Deep Obsession 3"Lost in Love", "One & Only" (2 weeks each)5
Savage 3"Moonshine" (7 weeks)17
Jon Stevens 2"Jezebel" (5 weeks)7
Mark Williams 2"It Doesn't Matter Anymore" (4 weeks)7
Stan Walker 2"Black Box" (6 weeks) †7
P-Money 2"Stop the Music", "Everything" (3 weeks each) †6
3 The Hard Way 2"Hip Hop Holiday" (3 weeks)4
Avalanche City 2"Love Love Love" (3 weeks)4
L.A.B. 2"In the Air" (3 weeks)4
Ginny Blackmore 2"Bones", "Holding You" (1 week each) †2
Tex Pistol 2"Game of Love", "Nobody Else" (1 week each)2

Singles with most weeks at number one

Key
   – Song of New Zealand origin [nb 1]
Songs denoted with an asterisk (*) spent non-consecutive weeks at number one
YearArtistSongTotal weeks at
number one
2014 Pharrell Williams "Happy" *15
1978 Boney M. "Rivers of Babylon"14
1992/1993 Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You"14
2016 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla"One Dance"13
2017 Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" *13
2017 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber "Despacito (Remix)"13
1975 Freddy Fender "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" *12
2003 Scribe Flag of New Zealand.svg "Stand Up/Not Many" *12
2019 Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus "Old Town Road (Remix)"12
1993 UB40 "Can't Help Falling in Love" *11
2005 Crazy Frog "Axel F" *11
2009 Smashproof featuring Gin Wigmore Flag of New Zealand.svg "Brother"11
2011 LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock"Party Rock Anthem"11
2013 Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I. "Blurred Lines" *11
2013 Katy Perry "Roar"11
2019/2020 Tones and I "Dance Monkey" *11
2021 The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber "Stay" *11
1973 Tony Orlando & Dawn "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree"10
1976 Pussycat "Mississippi"10
2002/2003 Las Ketchup "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)"10
2008 Lady Gaga "Poker Face"10
2009/2010 Stan Walker Flag of New Zealand.svg "Black Box"10
2015/2016 Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"10
2023 Doja Cat "Paint the Town Red"10
1976 ABBA "Fernando" *9
1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" *9
1986All of Us Flag of New Zealand.svg "Sailing Away"9
1995 Coolio featuring L.V. "Gangsta's Paradise" *9
2002 Avril Lavigne "Complicated"9
2009 The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling"9
2011 Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris "We Found Love"9
2012/2013 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz"Thrift Shop"9
2014/2015 Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk"9
2018 Drake "God's Plan"9
2022 Luude featuring Colin Hay "Down Under"9
2023 Dave and Central Cee "Sprinter" *9
  1. Whether or not a song is of New Zealand origin is determined by Recorded Music New Zealand

List of certified albums

The following is a list of albums that have been certified by the Recorded Music NZ.

Gold

Platinum

Multi platinum

Two times

Three times

Four times

Five times

Six times

Seven times

Eight times

Nine times

Ten times

Eleven times

Twelve times

Thirteen times

Fourteen times

Fifteen times

Sixteen times

Seventeen times

Twenty times

Twenty one times

Twenty four times

See also

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