The IFPI has launched new weekly music charts tracking the most streamed tracks in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE, and a fourth for Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia combined.
The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry has launched four new charts for the Middle East and North Africa region.
Weekly charts will be published listing the most streamed tracks in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE, plus there will be a fourth chart for North Africa, which covers Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The charts will be prepared by BMAT with data from streaming services like Anghami, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.
The four new charts will sit alongside the existing weekly chart for the whole MENA region, which was launched last year. All five charts are accessible at theofficialmenachart.com.
Says IFPI boss Frances Moore: “We are very pleased to be expanding the Official MENA Chart to show for the first time the top hits in Egypt, North Africa, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Each of these countries have their own unique music heritage and the MENA region continues to grow strongly thanks to the breadth and diversity of talent, and through investments by record labels. These new charts are a platform to celebrate and showcase this diversity”.
In case you wondered, the current number one tracks are ‘Mekhasmak’ by Nawal (Egypt), ‘Janant Galbi’ by Majid Almohandis (Saudi Arabia), ‘Chaleya’ by Shilpa Rao, Kumaar, Arijit Singh and Anirudh Ravichander (UAE), and ‘Noss Ellil’ by ALA (North Africa). Number one in the overall MENA chart is ‘Janant Galbi’ by Majid Almohandis.
Source : CMU