Spanish music charts

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The official Spanish music charts are determined on behalf of the Productores de Música de España (Promusicae) and the Asociación de Gestión de Derechos Intelectuales (Agedi). The surveys carried out by GfK Entertainment include charts in the areas of album, song, DVD, compilation and radio.


The first official charts were published in March 1986 by the Asociación Fonográfica y Videográfica Española (Afyve), the predecessor of Promusicae. At the beginning the best lists were determined by Gallup , which at that time also determined the British charts , but by 1988 Millward Brown took over the chart data collection. At the beginning of 2000, the single and album charts were based exclusively on sales figures collected by the market research company in around 90% of the sales locations. At the beginning of 2003, the chart determination was awarded to Media Control , which also offered internet-related market research.

In mid-2010, the rights management company Agedi (Asociación de Gestión de Derechos Intelectuales) joined the chart investigation as a client.

Album charts

At the beginning of 2004, the top 100 album charts were determined purely on the basis of CD sales. The prerequisite for inclusion was a minimum list price of € 7.50. From week 49 of 2008, albums sold as download were also taken into account, although the market share in Spain was relatively small and at the beginning of 2010 was only 8%. In April 2009 the minimum price was reduced to € 7, and albums costing € 4.50 have been taken into account since March 2013.

Single / song charts

In the first few years Media Control compiled a top 20 list of the best-selling singles and maxisisingles in Spain. After initially illegal music downloads impaired single sales, from the mid-2000s onwards more and more legal commercial download providers such as iTunes took over and replaced the single. In March 2007 the first download charts were published, which were determined by Nielsen Soundscan . From November 2008, Media Control took over GfK and from January 2009 the top 20 sales charts were discontinued and a combined list of CD sales and downloads expanded to 50 places was published in order to take account of market developments. At the beginning of 2010, 92% of all song sales for singles were already made as downloads.

In the following years there was another shift in music consumption towards music streaming . In July 2013, streaming charts appeared for the first time, which included the views of Deezer , Spotify and Xbox Music . In 2014 Napster was added. At the end of the year, 70% of the revenues of the music labels in Spain were generated through streaming, which is why it was decided to follow the example of other countries and include streaming in the song charts. It was determined that 250 streaming views are equivalent to one download sale. The first combined charts officially appeared in the first week of 2015 as a top 100 list.

Chart lists in Spain

The following charts were officially published in week 01/2015:

  • Top 100 Álbumes
  • Top 100 Canciones + Streaming
    • from 01/2009 to 52/2014 as Top 50 Canciones (songs: singles and downloads)
    • until 52/2008 as Top 20 Singles y Maxisingles (sales charts)
  • Top 20 DVD musicals
  • Top 20 Recopilaciones ( Compilations )
  • Top 50 - Lista de Radio Musical ( Airplay charts)
    • since 05/2012 Top 50, determined by bmat music innovation
    • from 01/2008 to 04/2012 Top 20, determined by Nielsen

Previous charts:

  • Top 100 Streaming (28/2013 to 52/2014)
  • Lista de Descargas de Canciones (Top 20 download charts, from 01/2008 to 52/2008)


  1. a b David Guetta heads the first unified chart with most successful songs in Spain , Promusicae, January 8, 2015
  2. 2003 Kicks Off With New Chart Deal In Spain , Howell Llewellyn, Billboard Magazine , Jan 11, 2013, 41
  3. a b 85 percent of sales in the German single charts are downloads , Heise, May 31, 2010

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