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Today's News

• The 23rd Annual Great American Song Contest deadline has been extended to December 15th, allowing two additional weeks to enter this year's event. All other dates for the contest (judging etc), remain the same

• Jacqueline Avant, wife of legendary music mogul Clarence Avant who worked with such acts as Bill Withers, Little Willie John, Gallery, Sarah Vaughan and Jimmy Smith, has been shot dead at her home in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles by an intruder

• Spotify has revealed that Olivia Rodrigo's 'Driver's Licence' was the most streamed song on its platform during 2021, followed by 'Montero, Call Me By Your Name' by Lil Nas X and 'Stay' by the Kid Laroi

• Mercury Studios have released Emer Reynolds' documentary about Thin Lizzy star Phil Lynott, titled 'Songs For While I'm Away', featuring interviews with Midge Ure, Huey Lewis. Adam Clayton of U2 and Suzi Quatro

• The Brit Awards will drop their Best Female and Best Male award categories from 2022, replacing them with one new award - Best British Artist. At the same time, the gender-based Best International Awards will become one non gender-based award

• Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died suddenly at his home in Connecticut atthe age of 91, wan honoured Monday night when the lights on London's theatre district were dimmed for several minutes. Amongst his many successes were 'West Side Story', 'Gypsy', 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum', 'Company', 'Follies', 'A Little Night Music', and 'Sweeney Todd'

• 2021 Eurovision stars Mεneskin, whose song 'Zitti E Buoni' won the contest, have gone on to win the ‘Best Rock Band’ award at the MTV Europe Music Awards, beating both the Foo Fighters and Coldplay

• Taylor Swift's remake of 'All Too Well' has toppled Adele's 'Easy On Me' from the #1 position on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Simultaneously, her re-recorded album 'Red' tops the US Billboard Hot 200 and Billboard's Country Album charts

• Singer-songwriter and musician Billy Hinsche, who with Dino Martin Jr and Desi Arnaz Jr founded the 60's hit group Dino, Desi & Billy before joining the Beachboys and touring with them for more than 30 years, has died in Califonia aged 70

• South Korean band BTS has been named Artist Of The Year and Best Pop Group, while Taylor Swift has held on to her title as Best Female Pop Artist at the American Music Awards. Taylor Swift has now won 34 American Music Awards

• Adele has persuaded Spotify to remove the 'shuffle' button from all album pages, in the hope of persuading its audience to listen to songs only in the order they appear on albums

• Songwriter Margo Guryan whose work has been recorded by stars as diverse as Harry Belafonte, Spanky & The Gang, Saint Etienne and Dizzie Gillespie, has died at her home in New York at the age of 84

• Anni-Frid Lyngstad of Abba has told the BBC "don't be too sure" that their comeback album 'Voyage' will be their last, adding "I have learned to say never to say never"

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Today's Charts

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BILLBOARD (New York)

Billboard Magazine has been publishing charts got the American market since 1936. In 1958, the magazine introduced the Hot 100, comprising the biggest-selling singles of the week. In 1944, Billboard started publishing a country music chart, and over the years, has added charts in almost every possible musical genre. New charts appear every Tuesday and include:

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ISA Logo Billboard Hot Country Songs (Singles)

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ISA Logo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Singles)

ISA Logo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Albums)


OFFICAL CHARTS (London)

The Official Charts Company (known now as Official Charts) was founded in 1969. although an earlier UK chart was produced by the New Musical Express from 1952 onwards. Every Friday, Official Charts releases a number of charts, covering a wide variety of musical genres, the most important of which are:

ISA Logo Official Singles Chart Top 100

ISA Logo Official Albums Chart Top 100

ISA Logo Official Hip Hop/R&B Singles Chart Top 40

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IRMA CHARTS (Dublin)

IRMA or the Irish Recorded Music Association was founded in 1999, to represent Irish record labels, although the first Irish singles chart was probably compiled by the Evening Herald newspaper in 1959. Every Friday, IRMA publishes a number of charts, covering a wide variety of musical genres, the most important of which are:

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T4C TOP 40 CHARTS.COM (Worldwide)

Every week, T4C (founded in 2001), publishes a very large number of worldwide charts, covering a wide variety of musical genres, the most important of which are:

ISA Logo T4C World Singles Official Top 100 (Singles)

ISA Logo T4C Europe Singles Official Top 100 (Singles)

ISA Logo T4C World Adult Top 20 Singles (Singles)

ISA Logo T4C World Country Top 20 Singles (Singles)

ISA Logo T4C World Dance/Trance Top 30 Singles (Singles)

ISA Logo T4C World Jazz Top 20 Singles (Singles)

ISA Logo T4C World Latin Top 30 Singles (Singles)

In addition, T4C publishes country-by-country singles charts for a large number of territories including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switerland, UK, Ukraine and USA.

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