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.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.
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.
Verdens Gang, generally known under the abbreviation VG, is a Norwegian tabloid newspaper. In 2016, circulation numbers stood at 93,883, having declined from a peak circulation of 390,510 in 2002. VG is nevertheless the most read online newspaper in Norway, with about 2 million daily readers.
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.
"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 1996, 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. 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.
"Weekend" is a song by Dutch band Earth and Fire. It was released by Earth and Fire as a single in November 1979 and reached the number one spot in the singles charts in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Portugal. It was written by keyboard player Gerard Koerts for the album Reality Fills Fantasy.
"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.
Marcus & Martinus pedarus slovencus majkimicus, occasionally known as M&M, are a Norwegian pop-duo consisting of Marcus and Martinus Gunnarsen, being twin brothers. Their residence is located in Trofors, Nordland. Their fan-address is M&M, Sony Music Norway, Postboks 4334 Nydalen, 0402 Oslo, Norway. Their fans are called MMers. 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.
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, 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.
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.
This is the discography of Norwegian DJ and music producer Matoma.
American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish has released one studio album, two EPs, 17 singles, and 13 music videos. Her first EP, Don't Smile at Me, was released on August 11, 2017, and reached number 14 on the US Billboard 200, number 12 on the UK Albums Chart, and the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden. Eilish then released the internationally charting singles "Lovely", "You Should See Me in a Crown", "When the Party's Over", "Come Out and Play", "Bury a Friend", her only US top 40 single to date, and "Wish You Were Gay".
Sucker Punch is the debut studio album by Norwegian singer Sigrid, released on 8 March 2019 through Island Records. The album was preceded by the singles "Don't Kill My Vibe", "Strangers", "Sucker Punch", and "Don't Feel Like Crying", as well as the promotional singles "Dynamite" and "Sight of You". It follows the release of Sigrid's 2018 EP Raw. It topped the Norwegian albums chart in its first week.