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 2.4 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.
The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the United States and elsewhere. The results are published in Billboard magazine. Billboard biz, the online extension of the Billboard charts, provides additional weekly charts. There are also Year End charts. The charts may be dedicated to specific genre such as R&B, country or rock, or they may cover all genres. The charts can be ranked according to sales, streams or airplay, and for main song charts such as the Hot 100 song chart, all three pools of data are used to compile the charts. For the Billboard 200 album chart, streams and track sales are included in addition to album sales.
Laleh Pourkarim is a Swedish singer-songwriter, record producer, guitarist, pianist, actress and record company manager. Following a short acting career, she entered the music industry in 2005 with her self-titled debut album which peaked at number one in Sweden and went on to become the highest selling album of the year.
The Canadian Singles Chart is compiled by the American-based music sales tracking company, Nielsen SoundScan. The chart is compiled every Wednesday, and is published by Jam! Canoe on Thursdays.
The Official Finnish Charts are national record charts in Finland composed by Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. The name Suomen virallinen lista/Finlands officiella lista, which is singular in both Finnish and Swedish, is used generically to refer to both the albums and the singles chart, and the context reveals which chart is meant.
Hitlisten, also known as Tracklisten, is a Danish top 40 record chart that is updated every Thursday midnight on the website hitlisten.nu. The weekly Danish singles chart Track Top-40 combines the 40 best-selling tracks from legal music downloads and the sales of music singles on either CD or vinyl. The data are collected by Nielsen Music Control, who also compile the chart on behalf of IFPI.
American singer Selena Gomez has released two studio albums, one compilation album, one extended play, twenty singles and three promotional singles. In 2008, Gomez first signed to Hollywood Records. Gomez's first EP, Another Cinderella Story, was released on June 16, 2009, by Razor & Tie. She released her first solo album, Stars Dance (2013), which debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart, and also reached number one in Canada. It was preceded by the release of its lead single, "Come & Get It", which reached the top ten in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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.
American singer and songwriter Mike Posner has released three studio albums, two EPs, six singles, and 10 music videos. Posner has written songs for Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Labrinth, Nick Jonas, Nelly, Big Sean, Avicii, Austin Mahone and others.
Sjung is the fourth studio album by the Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh, released on January 25, 2012. Produced by Laleh herself, the album was released on Warner Music Sweden and Lost Army. Sjung is her first long play for four years since the January 2009 album Me and Simon. The album is produced, written, recorded, engineered and performed by Laleh. The release follows her appearance on popular Swedish television show "Så mycket bättre" towards the end of 2011.
"Some Die Young" is a song by Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh, taken as the lead single from her fourth studio album, Sjung. It was released in Scandinavia on 22 January 2012 through Warner Music Sweden, and in Germany on 30 August 2013 through Universal Music Germany. The pop song was written and produced by Laleh, and comes after her appearance on Swedish reality television show Så mycket bättre. Lyrically, the song discusses the loss of a loved one but also the need not to give up following this and holding out hope that things will eventually get better. Musically, the backdrop of the song contains swooping melodies and an upbeat tempo. The song has been credited as an unofficial soundtrack for those who lost people in the 2011 Norwegian attacks, with newspaper articles, university lectures and a number of fan videos to this effect emerging.
"Vårens första dag" is a song by Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh, taken as the second single from her fourth studio album, Sjung. It was released on 30 April 2012. The indie pop song was written and produced by Laleh, in collaboration with Gustaf Thörn, with whom she had a few production sessions for the album. The single was sent out to radio in mid-March following the success "Some Die Young" had on both Swedish and Norwegian airplay and sales charts, being a number-one hit in Norway for weeks. The single peaked at number nineteen on the Swedish DigiListan.
"Crying Out Your Name" is a song performed by Swedish pop singer and music producer Loreen, it was released as the fourth single from her debut studio album Heal (2012). The song was written by Moh Denebi, Ana Diaz, Nick Jarl, Gino Yonan, Svante Halldin, Jakob Hazell and produced by SeventyEight. It was released as a digital download on October 8, 2012 in Sweden. The song debuted at number 42 on the Swedish Singles Chart and peaked at 19.
"Uncover" is a song by Swedish singer Zara Larsson from her debut extended play, Introducing (2013). The song was released on 21 January 2013. It was written by Marcus Sepehrmanesh, Robert Habolin and Gavin Jones and it was produced by Habolin. It initially charted on DigiListan charts, SR P3 charts for downloads on 27 January 2013 and eventually charted on Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart on 22 February 2013 becoming number one. The single also charted in Norway reaching number one as well. In July 2013, the song was certified 6× Platinum in Sweden by Universal Music Sweden.
"We Got the Power" is a song by Swedish singer Loreen. The song was written by Ester Dean and Geoff Earley. It was released in Sweden as a digital download by Warner Music Sweden on May 15, 2013. She performed the song during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The song was included as the fourth overall single from the reissue of Loreen's debut studio album Heal.
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.
Brother oh Brother is a song recorded by Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw. It was released on 10 October 2007 as a digital download in Sweden. It was released as the third single from his debut studio album Stand by For... (2007). The song was written by Fredrik Kempe and Henrik Wikström. The song peaked at 7th position at Sverigetopplistan, and also became a Svensktoppen success staying on the chart for eight weeks between 18 November-6 January 2008 before leaving chart. The song was also performed by Black-Ingvars at Dansbandskampen 2009.
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.