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The music industry

the charts

noun

a list showing the CDs that people have bought the most copies of in the previous week

chart

verb

if a CD charts, it sells enough copies to appear in the charts

chart-topping

adjective

selling the most copies of a CD in a particular week

deejay

noun

an informal way of writing ‘DJ’ that shows how it sounds

disc jockey

noun

a dj

disk jockey

an American spelling of disc jockey

DJ

noun

disc jockey: someone who plays CDs and records in a club etc

DJ

verb

to work as a DJ

the hit parade

noun

a list of the most popular songs during a particular week, based on the number of records sold.

residency

noun

a period during which a musician or dj works regularly in a particular place or club

the Top Ten

noun

the ten most popular songs or CDs sold during a particular week

chart-topper

noun

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