For example, the BBC compiled its own chart based on an average of the music papers of the time; many songs announced as having reached number one on BBC Radio and Top of the Pops prior to 1969 are not listed as chart-toppers according to the legacy criteria of the Charts Company.
Christina Perri, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Little Mix and Rizzle Kicks were among the many artists who achieved their first UK charting top 10 single in 2011.
Around 6,500 British retail outlets contribute sales data, as well as most UK online digital-download stores.
Unlike charts in the United States, no airplay statistics are used for the official UK Singles Chart.
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