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Here's a few statistics to end end of the 2022 chart year:

Most Consecutive weeks at Number 1
Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M14 weeks
One Dance – Drake feat. WizKid and Kyla13 weeks
Despacito (Remix) - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 13 weeks

Most number ones for artist
Michael Jackson8
Mariah Carey8
Justin Bieber8
Katy Perry7

Most weeks at number one for artist
Justin Bieber36
The Beatles31
Chris Brown31
Ed Sheeran31
Elton John31
Michael Jackson27

Most weeks in chart for artist - Top 20
 weeksThis yearLast year
Ed Sheeran78411
Bieber, Justin 55157
Michael Jackson53865
Mariah Carey45089
Post Malone421914
Grande, Ariana4161011
Maroon 54041110
Elton John402128
Taylor Swift3881518
Dua Lipa37316 --
Katy Perry3711715
L.A.B.36918 --
Chris Brown3651919
Lady Gaga3602016

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Most conecutive weeks in the chart for single
In The Air - L.A.B.142 weeks2020
Catching Feelings - DRAX Project feat. Six6088 weeks2019
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi83 weeks2020
Controller - L.A.B.96 weeks2020
Blinding Light - The Weeknd72 weeks2019
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran68 weeks2017

Most re-entries for artists' song
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey112020
Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia92013
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues 92019

Average length of songle this year: 3:21

Biggest gap for artists between entries
NOTE: All these artists charted before the current chart was published.
Bing Crosby61 years, 8 months
Tony Bennett61 years, 2 months
Burl Ives60 years, 9 months
Dean Martin57 years, 11 months
Nat "King" Cole56 years, 2 months
The Ronettes55 years, 1 month
Brenda Lee54 years, 6 months
Bobby Helms53 years, 8 months
Frank Sinatra51 years, 6 months
Chuck Berry50 years, 1 month
Andy Williams44 years, 7 months
José Feliciano, 40 years, 11 months

Most singles in the chart for artist: The Top 20
 SinglesThis yearLast year
Taylor Swift6212
Ed Sheeran4633
Michael Jackson4444
Justin Bieber4155
Elton John4167
Mariah Carey3899
Janet Jackson 361211
Ariana Grande311514
Chris Brown301615
Kanye West291816
Beyonce2820 --

Longest song to hit the chart
Fear Inoculum - Tool10:212019
All Too Well - Taylor Swift10:132021

Shortest song to hit the chart
Spider Pig - Hans Zimmer1 minute 4 seconds2007
Poland - Lil Yachty1 minute 23 seconds2022

Most weeks charted in a calandar year for artist
L.A.B.169 weeks2021
Ed Sheeran164 weeks2017
Post Malone155 weeks2018
Abba143 weeks1976

New kiwi singles this year: 7

Longest time for a single to reach No. one after debut
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush36 years, 8 months
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins27 years, 4 months
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey24 years, 3 months

Lowest average song length in a calandar year for new entries in RIANZ chart

Most weeks at #2 without going to #1
This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran

Most singles charted for artist in a chart year
Ed Sheeran16
Michael Jackson11
Justin Bieber11
Ariana Grande11
Billie Eilish11
Post Malone10
Post Malone10
Olivia Rodrigo10

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Most songs at the top of the chart by the same artist in the same week
Harry Styles42022

Most songs in the top 10 by artist in the same chart
Ed Sheeran62017
Harry Styles62022
Taylor Swift62022
Harry Styles62022

Most weeks charted for single: Top 100 Singles
PlaceYearNo. WksTitle/ArtistPeak
12019152In The Air - L.A.B.1(3)
21977132Dreams - Fleetwood Mac6(3)
32020101Levitating - Dua Lipa5(4)
4202198Heat Waves - Glass Animals3
5202095Controller - L.A.B.3(2)
6201989Catching Feelings - DRAX Project feat. Six603(2)
7201983Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi4(6)
8201975Blinding Lights - The Weeknd1(4)
9198374Blue Monday - New Order2
10202170Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) - Elton John and Dua Lipa1(9)
11202170Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran1(2)
12201969Long Gone - Six605
13201768Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran1(13)
14201968Dance Monkey - Tones And I1(11)
15202166Shivers - Ed Sheeran3(3)
16202165Stay - The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber1(11)
17202065Why Oh Why - L.A.B.1(5)
18201764Perfect - Ed Sheeran1(8)
19201863Sunflower - Post Malone and Swae Lee1(2)
20202163Save Your Tears (remix) - The Weeknd and Ariana Grande9(2)
21201362Happy - Pharrell Williams1(15)
22201962Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles4
23201459Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran1(4)
24201157Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra1(6)
25201455Stay With Me - Sam Smith1(4)
26201855Eastside - Benny Blanco feat. Halsey and Khalid1(4)
27200855Always On My Mind - Tiki Taane1(2)
28197554Wasted Days And Wasted Nights - Freddie Fender2
29201553Lean On - Major Lazer feat. MØ & DJ Snake1(2)
30197652Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen1(2)
31202152Kiss Me More - Doja Cat feat. SZA1(1)
32201351Royals - Lorde1(3)
33201851Shallow - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper1(2)
34201150Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock1(11)
35201150Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia3
36201950Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa3(2)
37201949bad guy - Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber1(1)
38201949The Greatest - Six603
39197548I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - Abba1(1)
40201548Where Are Ü Now? - Skrillex And Diplo feat. Justin Bieber3
41201947Roses (Imanbek Remix) - SAINt JHN1(2)
42198946Strokin' - Clarence Carter2
43201845Youngblood - 5 Seconds Of Summer1(4)
44201945Circles - Post Malone1(1)
45202145INDUSTRY BABY - Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow1(1)
46201944Old Town Road (remix) - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus1(12)
47201844Better - Khalid4
48201944Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi9
49201743Rockstar - Post Malone feat. 21 Savage1(8)
50197643December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - The Four Seasons2
51201143Rolling In The Deep - Adele3
52202143Woman - Doja Cat9(2)
53202143Ghost - Justin Bieber16
54201442Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars1(9)
55201842Shotgun - George Ezra1(4)
56201642Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake2
57200742Maybe - OpShop3
58201442Chandelier - Sia3
59201842Lovely - Billie Eilish feat. Khalid4
60201742Vibes - Six609
61200641Lips Of An Angel - Hinder1(2)
62201441Cheerleader - Omi 3
63201340I See Fire - Ed Sheeran1(3)
64199440All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey1(3)
65201440I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith3
66199240November Rain - Guns N Roses7
67200939I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas1(9)
68201139Someone Like You - Adele1(5)
69201739HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar1(3)
70201639Never Be Like You - Flume feat. Kai2
71201639Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers feat. Daya2
72201638One Dance - Drake feat. Wizkid And Kyla1(13)
73197538Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddie Fender1(12)
74198638Sailing Away - All Of Us1(9)
75202038Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685 & Jason DeRulo1(8)
76202038Mood - 24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior1(7)
77201538Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd1(3)
78202238As It Was - Harry Styles1(3)
79201538Sorry - Justin Bieber1(2)
80200738Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie1(1)
81201838Better Now - Post Malone1(1)
82201438Take Me To Church - Hozier2
83201738Thunder - Imagine Dragons3(1)
84197538Sailing - Rod Stewart3(2)
85201938Memories - Maroon 53(4)
86201738New Rules - Dua Lipa3(3)
87201838When The Party's Over - Billie Eilish3(2)
88201938Glitter - BENEE3
89202138Big Energy - Latto12(2)
90201738Congratulations - Post Malone feat. Quavo21
91202238No Role Modelz - J. Cole22
92197637Fernando - Abba1(9)
93202137Down Under - Luude feat. Colin Hay1(9)
94202137Easy On Me - Adele1(6)
95202137All She Wrote - Six601(1)
96200637Bathe In The River - Mt Raskil Preservation Society feat. Hollie Smith2
97201337Dark Horse - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J2
98201337All Of Me - John Legend2
99201537The Hills - The Weeknd2
100202237Go (goddard. Remix) - Cat Burns3(5)

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Longest Consecutive run at Number 1
A Star Is Born - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper16 weeks2018

Most number ones for artist
Pink Floyd10
Taylor Swift10
Michael Jackson9
Red Hot Chili Peppers9

Most weeks in chart for artist - Top 10
 WeeksThis yearLast year
Ed Sheeran90523
Elton John81832
Pink Floyd71044
Rod Stewart66077
Taylor Swift639811
Dire Straits60198
Fleetwood Mac5911012

Most weeks at number one for artist
Ed Sheeran58

Most Total weeks at number one
21 - Adele38 weeks2011

Most weeks at number one for artist
Ed Sheeran58
The Bee Gees36
Dire Strais36

Biggest drop from number one
Christmas - Michael Bublé2014
BBQ Reggae - Tomorrow People2018
Blindspott - Blindspott2020

Most albums for artist - Top 10
 AlbumsThis yearLast year
Van Morrison3911
Bob Dylan3923
Elton John3832
Neil Young3744
David Bowie3655
Rod Stewart3466
The Beatles3377
Eric Clapton3388
Elvis Presley3299
The Rolling Stones281010

Most consecutive weeks in chart for album
Six60(2) - Six60382
÷ - Ed Sheeran303
Six60 (EP) - Six60266
21 - Adele253
Six60(EP) - Six60214
Six60 - Six60209
Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi188
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac173
Six60 (3) - Six60163
Fine Line - Harry Styles158

Most weeks charted in a calander year for artist

Kiwi albums to chart this year

Longest Gap between chart weeks
Animals - Pink Floyd45 years, 2 months
The Stranger - Billy Joel42 years, 5 months
Split Enz - True Colours40 years, 5 months
Presentation And Reality - The Body Electric38 years, 6 months
Waves - Waves37 years, 4 months

Most weeks at number one for soundtrack
A Star Is Born (2018)162018
Saturday Night Fever151978
The Commitments101992

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Most weeks charted for album: Top 100 Albums

PlaceYearNo WksTitle/ArtistPeak
12015382Six60 (2) - Six601(3)
22017303÷ - Ed Sheeran1(35)
31975297Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd1(1)
42011296Six60 - Six601(2)
51977294Rumours - Fleetwood Mac1(9)
62017266Six60 (EP) - Six602(3)
72014248X - Ed Sheeran1(13)
8201123721 - Adele1(38)
92011197 + - Ed Sheeran1(2)
102019195WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? - Billie Eilish1(10)
112019188Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi3
122010180Doo-Wops And Hooligans - Bruno Mars2
131984178Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers1(4)
142019163Six60 (3) - Six601(35)
152019158Fine Line - Harry Styles1(2)
162014154In The Lonely Hour - Sam Smith1(8)
17201515225 - Adele1(14)
181980150Making Movies - Dire Straits3
192017150don't smile at me - Billie Eilish3
202020143Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa1(1)
212018136Beerbongs And Bentleys - Post Malone1(6)
221992133Ten - Pearl Jam3
232018132Bohemian Rhapsody OST - Queen2(10)
241975131Crime Of The Century - Supertramp12
252008130The Fame: Monster - Lady Gaga1(2)
262016130Stoney - Post Malone3
272020129Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon - Pop Smoke1(10)
281975129Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart2
292010127Teenage Dream - Katy Perry1(1)
301983126Genesis - Genesis2
312019126L.A.B. III - L.A.B.4
322019125Diamonds - Elton John2(3)
331981120Queen's Greatest Hits - Queen1(5)
342020118folklore - Taylor Swift1(2)
351987116The Joshua Tree - U21(9)
361978113Dire Straits - Dire Straits2
372005111Based On A True Story - Fat Freddy's Drop1(10)
381979109The Wall - Pink Floyd1(10)
391975109Hot August Night - Neil Diamond1(1)
402015109Purpose - Justin Bieber1(1)
411985106Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits1(21)
422013106Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio1(16)
431987106Phantom Of The Opera - Stage Show1(5)
442012105Born To Die - Lana Del Rey2
451983105Eliminator - ZZ Top4
461998104Come On Over - Shania Twain1(23)
47201710417 - Xxxtentacion2
481985103Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston1(1)
492019103DRAX Project - DRAX Project2
501980102Dangerous - Michael Jackson1(2)
511975102Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John9
522002101Beautiful Collision - Bic Runga1(8)
531991101Music By Candelight - Ghorghe Zamfir1(4)
5420141001989 - Taylor Swift1(6)
552020101F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE) - The Kid LAROI2
561983100Thriller - Michael Jackson1(12)
57201610024K Magic - Bruno Mars2
58201798The Greatest Showman OST - Various1(4)
59202198The Highlights - The Weeknd1(3)
60201997No. 6 Collaborations Project - Ed Sheeran1(6)
61197697Eagles Greatest Hits - The Eagles2
62198397Speaking In Tongues - Talking Heads3
63199395Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine9
64200294Come Away With Me - Norah Jones1(12)
65200793Back To Black - Amy Winehouse1(7)
66198492Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen1(15)
67202192Justice - Justin Bieber1(3)
68197692Crisis? What Crisis? - Supertramp6
69200291The Eminem Show - Eminem1(6)
70201891? - Xxxtentacion1(1)
71199990Play - Moby1(6)
72199289ABBA Gold - Abba3
73197889The Cars - The Cars 5
74201688ANTI - Rihanna5
75199587HIStory: Past, Present And Future - Michael Jackson1(7)
76198187Reveries - Richard Clayderman1(2)
77201086Sign No More - Mumford And Sons1(4)
78200786Second Hand Planet - OpShop1(3)
79199386Simply The Best - Tina Turner1(2)
80199186Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumkins4
81201786American Teen - Khalid5(3)
82201986Goodbye And Good Riddance - Juice WRLD15
83201385Halcyon Days - Ellie Goulding1(1)
84198185Bat Out Of Hell - Meatloaf1(1)
85201985Free Spirit - Khalid2(2)
86198785The Big Chill OST5
87198884Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman1(4)
88201484Frozen OST - Various1(3)
89198584No Jacket Required - Phil Collins1(1)
90198484Icehouse - Flowers2
91201284Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads2
92197684Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars2
93202183SOUR - Olivia Rodrigo 1(15)
94197883A Night On The Town - Rod Stewart1(9)
95199583Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins1(1)
96200183Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park1(1)
97201783DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar2(5)
98197882Grease OST1(16)
99198082True Colours - Split Enz1(3)
100201582Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots2

Longest Consecutive run at number one
Don't Worry Bout It - Kings32
Vibes - Six6028
In The Air - L.A.B.24
Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685 & Jason DeRulo22
Soaked - Bene21

Longest total run at number one
In The Air - L.A.B.50
Don't Worry Bout It - Kings32
Vibes - Six6028
Magnets - Disclosure feat. Lorde26
Green Light - Lorde24

Most weeks charted for artist in a calandar year

Least new entries in a calendar year

Most new entries in a calendar year

Most Weeks Charted for Single:
PlaceYearNo WksTitle/ArtistPeak
12011290Don't Forget Your Roots - Six601(2)
22011227Only To Be - Six601(8)
32013165Royals - Lorde1(18)
42019159In The Air - L.A.B.1(50)
52017158Woke Up Late - DRAX Project1(3)
62014149Freaks - Timmy Trumpet & Savage1(16)
72011146Forever - Six601(7)
82014142Special - Six601(2)
92012133So High - Six601(7)
102020130Controller - L.A.B.2
112015127White Lines - Six601(12)
122015121Purple - Six603
132017119Vibes - Six601(23)
142016109Don't Worry Bout It - Kings1(33)
152019108The Greatest - Six601(6)
162020108Why Oh Why - L.A.B.1(12)
172014106Bridges - Broods1(3)
182018105Soaked - Bene1(21)
192019103Catching Feelings - DRAX Project feat. Six601(11)
202017100Don't Give It Up - Six601(19)

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