Sverigetopplistan (Swedish: [²sværjɛˌtɔpːˌlɪstan] , lit. "Sweden top list") is the Swedish national record chart, earlier known as Topplistan (1975–1997) and Hitlistan (1998–2007) and known by its current name since October 2007, based on sales data from the Swedish Recording Industry Association (in Swedish Grammofonleverantörernas förening). Before Topplistan, music sales in Sweden were recorded by Kvällstoppen, whose weekly chart was a combined albums and singles list.
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.
A record chart, also called a music chart, is a ranking of recorded music according to certain criteria during a given period of time. Although in the UK, the official chart has only included physical sales and paid-for streaming, many different criteria are used in worldwide charts, including record sales, the amount of radio airplay, and since the popularity of online consumption of music, the number of downloads and the amount of streaming activity.
Grammofonleverantörernas förening (GLF), or the Swedish Recording Industry Association in English, is an organization representing the music recording industry of Sweden. It has compiled and published the official record charts for the Swedish music recording industry since 1975, including the Swedish Albums Chart and Swedish Singles Chart.
For the period of 1976 to 2006, the official Swedish music charts were published by Sveriges Radio P3, a station owned by Sveriges Radio. At the end of 2006, it stopped publishing the general charts, which were entrusted to Swedish Recording Industry Association in the beginning of 2007. However, Sveriges Radio P3 continued to publish the most downloaded music charts, according to the statistics compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The new strictly-download chart was called DigiListan.[ citation needed ]
P3 is a mainstream CHR-formatted station operated by Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcasting organization Sveriges Radio. Its output is oriented towards young people from junior high school age to 35. The P in P3 originally stood for Program (Programme) but today has no official meaning and is simply a name.
DigiListan is a Swedish radio programme in SR P3 airing the top singles sold electronically to computers, mobile phones and other kinds of media players in Sweden. The statistics are created using Nielsen SoundScan.
Since late 2006, the chart has included legal downloads.On 29 October 2010 the chart became the first in the world to include music streaming.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider. The verb "to stream" refers to the process of delivering or obtaining media in this manner; the term refers to the delivery method of the medium, rather than the medium itself, and is an alternative to file downloading, a process in which the end-user obtains the entire file for the content before watching or listening to it.
From 14 November 1975 to 8 September 1993 the chart was only published every 2 weeks.[ citation needed ]
Until 28 October 2004, charts were published weekly on Fridays. At that date, the publication day was moved to Thursday, until end of 2008. However, the chart reverted to Fridays in January 2009 for a period of two years. Then, in January 2011, the publication day was moved to Monday.[ citation needed ]
Currently, the following charts are included:
From 1976 to 2006, the sales chart was broadcast on Sveriges Radio P3. P3 only presents sales data for digital downloads (DigiListan), tracked by Nielsen SoundScan, since 2007.[ citation needed ]
Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett in 1991. SoundScan is a method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. Data is collected weekly and made available every Sunday and every Monday to subscribers, which include record companies, publishing firms, music retailers, independent promoters, film and TV companies, and artist managers. The Nielsen SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts, making it the largest source of sales records in the music industry.
Petter Alexis Askergren,, who simply uses his given name Petter as a stage name, is a rap artist from Stockholm, Sweden, rapping in Swedish. He debuted in 1998 with the album Mitt sjätte sinne, which became a success and started the Swedish hip hop boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He owns a record company called Bananrepubliken. He also studied art history at Uppsala University for some time. He has also worked with the famous Norwegian rap producer Tommy Tee several times in his career. Petter also frequently works with Swedish disk jockey Patrik Elofsson who goes by the stage name DJ Sleepy.
The discography of Darin, a Swedish singer and songwriter, consists of 7 studio albums, a music DVD and 25 official singles including download only singles. The discography also features an independently released album Darin Zanyar which was released before he featured in the Swedish talent show Idol.
This is the discography documenting albums released by Lars Winnerbäck.
Norlie & KKV is a Swedish hip hop rapping and singing duo made up of Sonny Fahlberg and Kim Vadenhag. They are signed to Universal Music Sweden.
Marcus & Martinus, occasionally known as M&M, are a Norwegian pop-duo consisting of twin brothers Marcus and Martinus Gunnarsen. They have released three albums, the first one being Hei. The second and third album are called Together and Moments. Since winning Melodi Grand Prix Junior in 2012 they won numerous prizes like Spellemannprisen in 2017.
Collection is a greatest hits album by Swedish recording artist Agnes, and was released on 27 December 2013 in Sweden. It includes most of her singles to date, omitting Stranded, Kick Back Relax, All I Want for Christmas Is You, Sometimes I Forget and Life.
Seinabo Sey is a Swedish singer best known for her international hit song "Younger".
Tungevaag & Raaban is a dance music producer duo consisting of the Norwegian DJ Martin Tungevaag from Stadlandet in Norway, and the Swedish DJ and producer Robbin Söderlund from Borås in Sweden. Sharing a common interest for the EDM genre, they have both collaborated and separately produced music within the genre for many years.
Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson has released two studio albums, four extended plays, 14 singles and 15 music videos. Five of Larsson's singles, "Uncover", "Lush Life", "Never Forget You", "Ain't My Fault" and "Symphony" have topped the charts in her native country, Sweden. "Uncover" and "Lush Life" peaked in the top five in Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark, and in the top 10 in France.
Astrid Smeplass, known professionally as Astrid S, is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and model. In 2013, she had her breakthrough when she placed fifth in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol called Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne.
Lotta Lindgren, known by her stage name Léon, is a Swedish singer and songwriter born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mikael Persson, better known by his stage name Mike Perry, is a Swedish DJ and music producer from Skövde. He is best known for his 2016 single "The Ocean" featuring vocals from Shy Martin, which peaked at number 1 on the Swedish Singles Chart.
The discography of American electronic dance music producer and DJ Marshmello consists of two studio albums, two extended plays, twenty-six singles, nine other charted songs, sixteen remixes, thirty-four music videos and two production-credited songs. Marshmello's debut studio album Joytime was released through his Joytime Collective record label on January 8, 2016. Despite failing to debut on the Billboard 200, the album peaked on three Billboard charts: Dance/Electronic Albums, Top Heatseekers and Independent Albums, at number five, fourteen and forty-one, respectively.
This is the discography of Norwegian DJ and music producer Matoma.
This is the discography of Norwegian record production duo Seeb.
Rhys Clarstedt, better known as simply Rhys, is a Swedish-American singer and songwriter. Her singles "Swallow Your Pride" and "Last Dance" became hits in Sweden. In 2018 she released her debut album Stages.
Christoffer (Chris) Kläfford, born 10 April 1989 in Ramsberg, Sweden, is a Swedish singer. In 2017, he won the thirteenth season of the Swedish Idol series ". He’s by far the most successful winner in years with a total of three top five singles on national radio in a year and more than 35 million streams, platinum sales and sold out concerts. He’s the only winner having both the #1 and #7 most streaming singles at the same time. His performance of Imagine is one of the most viewed on Youtube. In 2018 he did more than 100 own shows in Sweden. In 2019 Chris will tour Sweden together with the band Gyllene Tider on their farewell tour.
American rapper Lil Pump has released two studio albums, nineteen singles and sixteen music videos. In March 2016, Lil Pump released his first single, "Elementary". His first single to hit the Billboard Hot 100 was "Gucci Gang", debuting at number 81 and later peaked at number 3 on the chart. The single is certified four-times platinum by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA). In October 2017, Lil Pump released his debut eponymous studio album, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard 200.
Albin Lee Meldau is a Swedish singer, songwriter and musician. He self-released his debut EP, Lovers, in 2016 with help from producer Björn Yttling.