The annual End-of-Year Official Charts have been published. View them here Compiled by Recorded Music NZ, the End-of-Year Official Charts are the only charts to combine all major sources Aotearoa music fans use throughout the year to buy and stream their favourite music. Data from sources including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Bandcamp, gig sales and […]

Beginning this Friday December 1, the weekly Official New Zealand Music Charts will be published at 4pm on Friday afternoons. The Top 40 Albums and Singles Charts, along with a suite of other music charts, have been published at 10am on Saturday mornings since July 2019. The return to a traditional Friday unveiling means the weekend […]

Recorded Music NZ today announces a substantial change to The Official NZ Music Charts. Beginning Saturday April 22, a brand new set of Catalogue Charts will be issued each week alongside the existing Charts. Albums and Singles will now appear in one of two locations each week – a main Top40 Chart devoted to new […]

A record-breaking eight #1 albums by New Zealand artists in 2022 Recorded Music New Zealand’s annual End-of-Year Official Charts | Te Papa Tātai Waiata Matua O Aotearoa have been revealed today. While it has been a record-breaking year for New Zealand albums reaching #1, and there are more chart accolades for local mega-groups Six60 and […]

            The Official NZ Music Charts will soon include video plays in their equation to determine the most popular tunes each week. Recorded Music NZ’s Chart Compiler Paul Kennedy says the change, beginning this weekend (Saturday, July 2), will help bolster the charts and better reflect the range of ways […]

For the first time since 2004, when Brooke Fraser and Ben Lummis took out top album and top single respectively, Kiwi music has taken out both the top spots on the End of Year Official NZ Music Charts. Summer circuit favourites L.A.B.’s topped the Singles Chart with their smash hit ‘In The Air’, followed by […]

WELCOMING A NEW ENTRANT TO THE TOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR SPOT Move over Sheeran and Swift, this year’s NZ Music Charts belong to Generation Z. The three big chart-toppers for 2019 – Benee, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X – have an average age of just 18. Seventeen-year-old Billie Eilish managed to do what […]

Starting tomorrow, both the Official New Zealand Music Charts and IMNZ Charts will include physical and digital sales from Bandcamp – an online community where artists and labels sell their music direct to fans. The addition comes as Recorded Music New Zealand continues to evolve the Charts to accurately reflect all the ways that New […]