This article does not cite any sources . (August 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
The Swiss Hitparade (German : Schweizer Hitparade) are Switzerland's main music sales charts. The charts are a record of the highest-selling singles and albums in various genres in Switzerland.
German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages which are most similar to German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish. There are also strong similarities in vocabulary with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, although those belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.
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.
The Swiss charts include:
Since 2010, Hitparade's compiler Media Control has also set up Les charts, a record chart of the highest-selling singles and albums in Romandie, the Francophone region of Switzerland:
The charts are updated weekly on Sundays, and are posted publicly on the preceding Wednesday mornings.[ clarification needed ]
The singles discography of Eric Clapton consists of 24 early career singles that Clapton recorded with various bands and artists including The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, Cream, John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band as well as Derek and the Dominos. As a solo artist, Clapton released 91 singles and various promotional formats from 1970 to date. His commercially most successful singles are "Lay Down Sally", "Wonderful Tonight", "Change the World", "Tears in Heaven" and the cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff", released in 1974, that actually outplayed the original release, becoming a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. Clapton's best-selling single is "Wonderful Tonight" which has sold more than four million copies worldwide, although he is most known for his rock anthem "Layla", that was originally released in 1971. Clapton later covered the song acoustically for his 1992 "Unplugged" million-seller, and helped to cement Clapton's reputation as both a guitarist and singer. The British rock musician also collaborated with friends along his extensive solo career. Featured singles with artists like Elton John, Sting, Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry and Zucchero Fornaciari helped to uplift Clapton's single performances.
Alain Souchon is a French singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films.
This article contains the discography of American pop and R&B singer Janet Jackson and includes information relating to her album and single releases. She has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, and is listed as the eleventh best-selling female recording artist in the US. She has attained 10 Hot 100 number-one singles, 16 Hot R&B number-one singles, and 20 Hot Dance/Club Play number-one singles. She also has a career high of 28 top 10 hits on the Hot 100, 29 top 10 hits on the Hot R&B chart, and 34 top 10 hits on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart. She is the first and only artist in history to produce seven top five hits from one album, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814.
Patrick Fiori is a French singer.
The English hard rock band Def Leppard have released 11 original studio albums, two live albums, four compilation albums, one cover album, and three extended plays.
The discography of A-ha, a Norwegian synthpop/rock band, consists of ten studio albums, ten compilation albums, five extended plays (EP), and thirty-nine singles. This list does not include solo material or other projects recorded by A-ha band members.
The following is a comprehensive discography of Poison, an American rock band that achieved huge success in the mid-1980s to mid-1990s. To date, the band has sold over 45 million records worldwide and has sold more than 15 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". The band became icons of the 1980s MTV era and have had widespread commercial success. The band's break through debut album, the multi platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, the multi-platinum selling Open Up and Say... Ahh! which became the band's most successful album ever. The popularity continued into the new decade with their third consecutive multi platinum selling album Flesh & Blood.
This is a comprehensive listing of all releases by B2K, a boy band from Los Angeles. As a quartet, B2K released their self-titled debut album, B2K, in March 2002. It featured the singles "Uh Huh", "Gots Ta Be" and "Why I Love You". The album sold well enough in its first week to debut at #2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The group's second album, Pandemonium!, was released in December 2002. However, it only managed to peak at #10 on the Billboard 200, despite the album's first single, Bump, Bump, Bump went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In between the two albums, the group also released a Christmas album, Santa Hooked Me Up in October 2002. The album released one single called Why'd You Leave Me on Christmas.
John Fogerty is an American musician who has recorded both solo and as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
"Marie" is a 2002 song recorded by French singer Johnny Hallyday. It was the first single from his album À la vie, à la mort!, and was released in October 2002. Written and produced by Gérald De Palmas, it achieved a huge success in France, topping the singles chart and thus becoming Hallyday's second number-one hit on the modern French SNEP Singles Chart since its establishment in 1984.
"Ces soirées-là" is a 2000 song recorded by French-born singer/rapper Yannick. It was the second single from his debut album C'est comme ça qu'on aime and was released in March 2000. Based on a Claude François' song, it achieved a smash success in France, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time.
American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill has released one studio album, one live album, and eighteen singles. She has also written for and performed on several other tracks that are lesser-known.
Puerto Rican duo Wisin & Yandel has released ten studio albums, three live albums, four collaboration albums, four compilation albums, 32 singles and 47 music videos.
The Alizée discography is the discography of the French recording artist Alizée consisting of six studio albums, seventeen singles and five promotional singles; all the released singles have a music video associated with them.
Italian pop tenor and crossover artist Andrea Bocelli has released sixteen pop, classical, and Latin studio albums, including one holiday album; three compilation albums; twenty two singles; four collaborative albums; eleven complete opera recordings; three live albums, and nine live video releases.
Racine carrée is the second studio album by Belgian musician Stromae. It was released digitally on 16 August 2013 and three days later physically in France and Belgium. Stromae expressed his desire to incorporate Caribbean and African musical influences along with his signature 1990s-inspired dance beats. The album, recorded in an attic, explores themes as diverse as alienation from social networks, relationship issues, discrimination, cigarettes and lung cancer, AIDS and absent father figures. Prior to its official release and afterwards, Racine carrée received critical acclaim for its thoughtful lyrics and gained comparisons to fellow Belgian recording artist Jacques Brel.
Loïc Nottet is a Belgian singer, who finished second in the third season of The Voice Belgique in 2014 and represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 which was held in Vienna, Austria, where he placed fourth with 217 points.
Chambre 12 is the debut studio album by French singer and actress Louane. It debuted at number one in her native France on the week of March 8, 2015, with 60,370 copies sold and was certified Gold in its first week.
Muttersprache is the ninth studio album by German recording artist Sarah Connor, released by Polydor Records on May 22, 2015. It is her first album to be primarily recorded in German. After her participation in the reality television series Sing meinen Song - Das Tauschkonzert in 2014, the German version of the series The Best Singers, Connor was encouraged to record songs in German. Muttersprache debuted on top of on the German Albums Chart, marking her second number-one album following 2005's Naughty but Nice. Muttersprache is primarily a pop and R&B album.
Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies is the 19th studio album from the rock group Magnum. The album was released on 26 February 2016. It is the last studio album of original material to feature longtime keyboardist Mark Stanway, who left the band in December 2016. The cover was painted by Rodney Matthews.