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UK Album Downloads Chart

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The UK Album Downloads Chart is compiled by the Official Charts on behalf of the British music industry. Since July 2015, the chart week runs from Friday to Thursday, with the chart date given as the following Thursday.[1] The chart was introduced in April 2006 to coincide with the OCC's decision to include sales of album downloads in the UK Albums Chart.[2] The first album to top the download chart was This New Day by Embrace.[3]

In April 2006, English alternative rock band Embrace (pictured on stage) became the first act to top the UK Album Downloads Chart, with their album This New Day.

The chart is published in Music Week, UKChartsPlus and on the OC's official website, with the former featuring the Top 75 downloads and the top 100 in the latter two. The chart only uses sales of permanent digital downloads, that is album-downloads on non-subscription online music stores.