On the 17th of April, the British Broadcasting Company aired a whole new official UK music top chart. For the first time music legally bought and downloaded from the Internet has been included when calculating the chart. The number of songs distributed via the Internet is increasing rapidly to numbers that start to have an actual statistical effect on the charts.
It was the first time in the charts history that download sales from Internet websites including Napster and iTunes has been included in the charts. The results of the increased sales – download and singles sales amounted to almost 800,000 sales last week up from 395,000 the week before - has already taken its affect.Source: Pocket-lint.co.uk