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The Russian Music Charts
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...
n music industry standard popularity rankings compiled weekly by 2M (sales charts) and Tophit (airplay charts). Albums and tracks rankings are based on sales, which are compiled through retail data captured electronically each week from Russian music retailers. Currently all major music stores and chains submit data for the charts, accounting for over 75% of the market, according to 2M. A new sales chart is compiled by 2M on Monday and officially released to the public by Lenta.ru on Friday. A new airplay chart is compiled by Tophit on Tuesday and officially released to the public by Tophit.ru on Wednesday.
The Russian Charts include:
- Russia Top 25. Albums (2M)
- Russia Top 10. Digital Tracks (2M)
- Airplay Detection Tophit 100 (Tophit)
2M was founded in the mid of 1990's as a trade paper for the russian music industry and it was called the pioneer of russian b2b-magazine' industry. The magazine became the first to published russian music hit parade of albums based on sales. Nowdays 2M works with NFPF the territorial body of IFPI in Russia and publishes charts as well as certifications of music releases. 2M announced November 25, 2011 that the company started accounts striming sales to its digital chart Russia Top 10. Digital Tracks. Since that date chart provides sales from the largest russian internet stores such as Yandex.Music, Nokia OVI Music Store, Muz.ru, Inform-bobile and IncoreMedia.
Tophit is a company which distributes new songs to the radio and compilate airplay charts. It's often used as a resours of popularity of artists in Russia. Universal Music Russia called Tophit the most powerful airplay chart provider in Russian territory. Gala Records (EMI) called Airplay Detection Tophit 100 the national airplay chart of Russia.