TurnTable Charts has announced the launch of the “Top 50 Album Chart,” Nigeria’s first aggregate weekly updated album chart.
This completes the trifecta for the 2020 founded music charts subsidiary of TurnTable Magazine, as they now provide aggregated singles chart, albums chart and artiste-performance chart in Nigeria.
Along with the announcement, TurnTable Charts also revealed Asake’s “Mr. Money With The Vibe” as its inaugural No. 1 album on the new chart system.
TurnTabe Charts shared the methodology used for the albums chart as follows:
A point-per-play system that assigns values to streams on different streaming platforms. Paid-streams will be weighted as one point per play value, freemium streams will be weighted as 0.75 point per play, ad-supported video streams from YouTube will be weighted 0.66 point per play while ad-supported streams will be weighted 0.5 point per play.
This follows standard practice by other official music chart publications across the world who assign different weights to streaming platforms based on payment type. Additionally, the TurnTable Top 50 Albums Chart as well as other genre-based consumption-ranked albums charts — will employ a single tier (equating 1,500 streams as one album unit) for on-demand audio streams (paid or ad-supported) from subscription services. Video streams will also contribute to the Top 50 Albums Chart.
The top ten albums on the inaugural album chart week include;
- Asake — MMWTV
- Bella Shmurda — Hypertension
- Burna Boy — Love, Damini
- Young Jonn — Love Is Not Enough
- Blaqbonez — Young Preacher
- Seyi Vibez — debut album, Billion Dollar Baby
- Ayra Starr — 19 & Dangerous (Deluxe)
- Black Sherif — The Villain I Never
- Fireboy DML — Playboy
- Omah Lay — Boy Alone
Also coming, is a genre-based album chart which will be announced through the TurnTable Charts social media accounts and its newsletter. The No. 1 Afro-Pop, Street-Pop, Afro-R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, Traditional, and Gospel albums will be announced weekly.
Read the full announcement blog post on the TurnTable Charts official website here.
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