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Norway adds streaming sales to official album chart

Tom Pakinkis
Norway

Norway has integrated streaming figures into its official album chart, becoming the second territory in the world to do so.

Streaming sales have been included in Norway’s singles chart since spring 2011. Neighbouring Sweden announced a combined album chart last month.

The integration took effect on Friday, November 1 with the country’s album chart having up until then only included physical and download sales.

The streaming figures are taken from Wimp and Spotify.

“We’ve been working on a model for a combined album chart for a long time now,” said Marte Thorsby, MD of IFPI Norway. “We’re very happy to finally present a new and revitalised album chart.

“Of the total music sales in Norway, streaming accounts for nearly 70%, which is one of the largest streaming shares in the world. The time is right to include streaming in the album chart.”

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