Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Taylor Swift had the biggest album of the period with a surprise indie-folk LP, radio records were broken by The Weeknd sure and 24kGoldn and iann dior more surprising , and Nicki Minaj finally scored the first Hot chart-topper of her decade-plus of superstardom -- only to score a second barely a month later. Imagine trying to explain to folks in that a half-decade later, we'd get Jason Derulo's first No. And then imagine trying to explain how a new video-sharing service called TikTok helped make it all happen. And if you thought TikTok was influential before, that of course proved to be a gentle nudge compared to the full-body impact it flexed once the youth of America had less reason than ever not to spend all day on their phones. But even if proved to be a very strange place for pop music, it was also an undeniably fruitful one.
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Please refresh the page and retry. T hese isles are full of noises. Or, rather, they are full of songs. From nursery rhymes and lullabies to pop hits and jingles, show tunes and hymns, songs provide the soundtrack of our daily lives. It is often said that the golden age of songwriting occurred in the United States between the Twenties and the Fifties, a musical era that coincided with the advent of recording technology. At that time, jazz was expanding melodic and harmonic horizons, while the rise of the cinematic musical created a new demand for inventive lyricists, pushing popular song towards ever greater sophistication.
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For the purposes of calculating sales, a single is currently defined by the Official Charts Company OCC as either a 'single bundle' having no more than four tracks and not lasting longer than 25 minutes or one digital audio track not longer than 15 minutes with a minimum sale price of 40 pence. Since September , the single has sold over 4. Sales of singles have been monitored and charted in the UK since , when Percy Dickins of New Musical Express NME telephoned around 20 record stores and aggregated their best-selling singles into a hit parade. The highest-selling by a solo female artist is " Believe " by Cher — released in October , it has sold over 1. The highest-selling single not to top the UK Singles Chart is " Moves Like Jagger " by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera , which spent seven weeks at number two in and has sold 1,, copies.
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