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Carly Rae Jepson tops first streaming chart

By | Published on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Carly Rae Jepson

Carly Rae Jepsen has become the first artist to top the new Official Streaming Chart from The Official Charts Company.

As previously reported, the new chart collects data from both ad-funded and subscription streaming services including Spotify, We7, Napster, and Deezer, amongst others. In addition to this, the OCC also revealed last week that is in “advanced discussions” with several video streaming services to launch a separate video streaming chart. After it was revealed last week that Ed Sheeran was the most streamed artist of 2012 so far, on Monday he also became the artist with the most entries in the current Streaming Chart, with seven tracks appearing in the Top 100, compared to the three that are listed in the retail singles chart. Though the top spot overall went to Carly Rae Jepsen, who’s at three in the main singles countdown.

As the first streaming chart was published on Monday, OCC MD Martin Talbot said: “Many many congratulations to Carly Rae Jepsen, who has captured a piece of history in claiming the top spot in the very first Official Streaming Chart. The launch of this chart is a landmark moment for the UK music industry – and it is appropriate that such a signature spring smash can claim this historic first”.

The current streaming top ten according to the OCC is as follows (retail chart position in brackets):

1. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (3)
2. fun. feat Janelle Monae – We Are Young (5)
3. Gotye feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (9)
4. Alex Clare – Too Close (4)
5. Nicki Minaj – Starships (11)
6. Train – Drive By (6)
7. David Guetta feat Sia – Titanium (21)
8. Sean Paul – She Doesn’t Mind (24)
9. Marina & The Diamonds – Primadonna (14)
10. Azealia Banks feat Lazy Jay – 212 (18)

Check out the complete top 100 here.