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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:
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.
"Old Pop in an Oak" is a song recorded by the Swedish band Rednex. It was released in 1994 as the second single from their debut album, Sex & Violins. The song reached number-one in many countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
"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.
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.
"Caught in the Middle" is a song by British-Norwegian boy band A1. It was released on 21 January 2002 as the lead single from their third studio album, Make It Good (2002). The song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and received a Silver certification from the British Phonographic Industry in October 2018. It became one of their most successful and recognised singles. It was also released in a French-English version with singer Eve Angeli.
"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.
"Sometimes" is a song by Norwegian band Donkeyboy, released as the second single from their debut album, Caught in a Life. It is their second-most-successful single, after "Ambitions". "Sometimes" stayed at top of the Norwegian Singles Chart for a total of eight weeks in 2009.
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 Arnthor 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, entitled Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne. In 2020, she released her debut studio album, Leave It Beautiful, through Universal.
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 American music producer and DJ Marshmello has released three studio albums, two extended plays, forty singles, nine other charted songs, sixteen remixes, forty-three music videos and seven 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.
"Strangers" is a song performed by Norwegian singer and songwriter Sigrid. The song was released as a digital download on 10 November 2017 by Island Records. The song peaked at number six on the Norwegian Singles Chart. Outside Norway, the single topped the charts in Scotland and Croatia and peaked within the top ten of the charts in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. The song is included on the singer's debut album, Sucker Punch, serving as the second single from the project.
"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.