VG-lista is a Norwegian record chart. It is presented weekly in the newspaper VG . It is considered the primary Norwegian record chart, charting albums and singles from countries and continents around the world. The data are collected by Nielsen Soundscan International and are based on the sales in approximately 100 shops in Norway. The singles chart started as a top 10 chart in week 42 of 1958 and was expanded to a top 20 chart in week 5 of 1995, the same time the albums chart, which started as a top 20 chart in week 1 of 1967 was expanded to a top 40 chart.
The charts published weekly are:
Kurt Erik Nilsen is a Norwegian pop/country singer. He won the first season of the Norwegian version of the reality television show Pop Idol, which aired on TV 2 in May 2003. He then won a one-off international version of Pop Idol, called World Idol on 1 January 2004, featuring winners of the various national Idol shows.
Maria Viktoria Mena is a Norwegian award-winning pop artist, best known for her singles such as "You're the Only One", "Just Hold Me", "All This Time" which charted in multiple countries.
Marit Elisabeth Larsen is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. She began playing violin at age of 5 and played it until the age of 8. She gained international fame during her teenage years as a member of the pop duo M2M with childhood friend Marion Raven. She then pursued her own music career, releasing her debut solo album Under the Surface in 2006. Her second album, The Chase, was released in Norway in October 2008. Her third album, titled Spark was released in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland on 18 November 2011, and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 16 December 2011. Her fourth studio album When the Morning Comes was released on 20 October 2014. Larsen toured in its support within Norway with her own concerts, played songs from the album in Germany and Switzerland at public festivals and was the opening act at two of Johannes Oerding's concerts in November 2015.
"Amanda" is a power ballad by rock band Boston written by Tom Scholz. The song was released as the first single from the band's third album, Third Stage, in 1986, six years after it was recorded.
"9 PM " is a song by German electronic dance music producer ATB, featuring vocals by Yolanda Rivera released as his debut single and the lead single from his debut album Movin' Melodies (1999).
Maria Arredondo is the first album by Norwegian singer Maria Arredondo, released in Norway on March 17, 2003, with a second edition released on June 30, 2003. The album was the most successful album by Arredondo either in critics or sales. It has 12 songs with the second edition and 5 singles were released. One of the singles, "In Love With An Angel", a duet with Christian Ingebrigtsen, was nominated for the 2003 Norwegian Grammy Awards as 'Song Of The Year'.
"Cose della vita" is a song originally released in 1993 by Eros Ramazzotti and included on his album Tutte storie. The single's highest chart placing was number 1 in Belgium, number 3 in Spain and number 4 in Italy. The original version also was a smash hit in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay in the fall of 1993, gaining strong TV rotation. The music video for the song was directed by Spike Lee.
"Fairytale" is a song written and composed by Belarusian-Norwegian violinist/singer Alexander Rybak, and the first single from Rybak's debut album Fairytales. This song was the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia.
Donkeyboy is a synthpop band from Drammen, Norway, formed in 2005. The band consists of Cato Sundberg, Kent Sundberg, Peter Michelsen and Thomas Drabløs (drums)
Ina Christine Wroldsen, previously known mononymously as Ina, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. She was a part of the electropop duo Ask Embla, with Icelandic producer and songwriter Arnþór Birgisson.
Highasakite is an indie pop and indie rock band originating from Norway. The band formed when vocalist and songwriter Ingrid Helene Håvik met drummer Trond Bersu whilst studying jazz at the Trondheim Jazz Conservatory. In 2010, after just six months, the duo started working on their debut album. The album All That Floats Will Rain was released in 2012 via Riot Factory in Norway.
Broiler, formerly known as DJ Broiler, is a Norwegian electronic music record producer and DJ duo made up of Mikkel Buxrud Christiansen and Simen Auke. In 2011, they found online success with their dance tunes consisting of comical elements, but have since focused on professional remixing and music production.
"Fools Lullaby" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for her ninth studio album Angel Heart (1992). It was released by Hansa Records as the lead single from the album, written by Tyler's at-the-time producer, Dieter Bohlen. The single was most successful in Norway where it peaked at number 6. The lyrics depict Tyler asking her ex-lover to rekindle their relationship.
Astrid Smeplass is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2013, she placed fifth in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol, titled Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne.
Petter Bjørklund Kristiansen, better known by his stage name Katastrofe, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. Originating from Fredrikstad in Norway, he is signed to Sony Music Norway.
Julie Bergan is a Norwegian singer and songwriter born in Skien, Norway. Bergan started releasing covers on YouTube at the age of 16, eventually signing a record deal with Warner Music Norway in 2013. In 2015 she attained mainstream success with her single All Hours, crossing borders to Denmark and Germany, before breaking though in her native Norway in 2016 with Arigato peaking at number one. Bergans major-label debut album Turn on the Light was released in 2018. She returned to the number one spot in 2018 on VG-lista after collaborating with K-391, Alan Walker and Seungri on "Ignite".
The discography of American electronic dance music producer and DJ Marshmello consists of three studio albums, two extended plays, forty singles, nine other charted songs, sixteen remixes, forty-three music videos and five 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.
"8 Out of 10" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his album, Scorpion (2018), the song has reached the top 20 in Canada and Czech Republic.
"Nobody's Wife" is the second single released from Dutch singer-songwriter Anouk's debut studio album, Together Alone. The song was written by Anouk, Satindra Kalpoe and Bart van Veen, and it was produced by George Kooymans, Barry Hay and John Sonneveld. It was released through Dino Music in the Netherlands and Ireland, BMG in Europe and Australia and Columbia Records in the United States.