In 2005, Wes Butters presented his ultimate UK Top 40 present, concluding his tenure at Radio 1. The chart show was then rebranded for the chart week ending 16 April, and the first singles chart combining physical-release gross sales with authorized downloads started. Several check charts (and a obtain-gross sales chart) had been published in 2004; this mixture (inside the official singles chart) mirrored a changing era during which gross sales of bodily singles fell and obtain gross sales rose. On 17 April 2005, hosts JK and Joel commented throughout their BBC Radio 1 broadcast that the incorporation of download sales resulted in an approximate doubling of singles sales for the week.
However, it agreed to the new rules offered that digital gross sales had been solely included to a single’s gross sales tally if there was a physical equal bought in retailers at the time. Since there was no … Read More