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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tarkan High in the Ratings

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Tarkan claims top spot in Kral's radio and video chartsAfter suffering a slip in major Turkish music station Kral's radio and video charts last week, Tarkan has bounced back to claim the number one spot in both with his 2010 album teaser track "Sevdanın Son Vuruşu" ("Love's Last Strike").

Meanwhile, according to figures published by Kral's top ten of the nation for this week, Tarkan has held the number one spot across national radio stations for most airplay in Turkey for the third week running and is the second most listened to artist by local radio stations across Turkey for the second week in a row.

Tarkan in national top ten

Tarkan's track has also risen one place to number three in its second week in the digital sales chart after entering in at fourth place last week, when Turkish digital sales platforms, such as TTNetMuzik, made the song available for purchase.

Kral's national top ten lists the ten most listened to artists in Turkey for that week according to airplay popularity by national and local radio stations overall, including hard copy and digital sale figures.

Nielsen: Tarkan in Top 5 for Fifth Week

Tarkan's hit track is still the top fourth most listened song on Turkish radios in its fifth weekAnd according according to Nielsen Music Control, Tarkan's hit track is still the top fourth most listened song on Turkish radios in its fifth week.

The track had kept a third position for three weeks before slipping one place to fourth last week.

The Nielsen ratings monitor music broadcast on over 700 radio and television stations across 18 countries worldwide, and is regarded as a good indicator of the current share of radio airplay in the registered country.

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