Definition of chart-topping in English:



  • (of a popular singer, group, or recording) having reached the top of the music charts.

    • ‘David Brett was a founder member of the chart-topping group, The Flying Pickets, with whom he sang for seven years, touring worldwide.’
    • ‘He is hosting a party for the chart-topping hip-hop band following its Glastonbury Festival performance.’
    • ‘Thirteen-year-old Hannah Greenwood is crazy about the chart-topping boy band Blue and especially her heart-throb, singer Duncan James.’
    • ‘But a great location, and even a star-studded clientele with chart-topping albums, doesn't guarantee that a studio will make money.’
    • ‘Two girls from mid-Essex will be travelling to London to have lunch with a chart-topping boy band.’
    • ‘Also included are chart-topping smash hits from Daniel Bedingfield and Paul Weller.’
    • ‘Their musical talents are shown in a variety of chart-topping numbers that are interspersed with video commentary and interviews with the band members.’
    • ‘Jamelia's single Superstar was one of the biggest hits of last year and sold 200,000 copies in the UK alone and fans also get a chance to see chart-topping boy band Blue perform a one-hour live show.’
    • ‘However, don't for a moment underestimate his huge talent as a chart-topping singer with a sweet melodic voice, excellent songsmith skills and a more than capable guitarist.’
    • ‘Some of the event organisers thought the chart-topping singer had agreed to make a rare appearance because of her local connections.’
    • ‘Her chart-topping debut album, ‘Ashanti’, has sold 3.1 million copies.’
    • ‘The tickets enabled Clare and a friend to meet the band after the Wembley show on Saturday, when the chart-topping group announced they would be splitting up after five years’
    • ‘With distribution cheap and storage space unlimited, entertainment companies need no longer rely on blockbuster movies or chart-topping albums for their profits.’
    • ‘Dominic Kirwan enjoys superstar status today thanks to chart-topping albums and phenomenally successful concert tours.’
    • ‘Joining Aled and Pam to count down the nation's favourite carols are chart-topping singer Katherine Jenkins and world-famous classical soloist Andrea Bocelli.’
    • ‘Though it was a chart-topping album before it became a Broadway hit in 1971 and a film starring Ted Neeley and Anderson in 1973, the cult following remains strong.’
    • ‘Two years ago, the cricket club caused controversy when it held its first large-scale concert by chart-topping boy band Blue.’
    • ‘Indeed, it's probably fair to say that there is still a chart-topping rock star lurking within Wells.’
    • ‘We take you behind the chart-topping albums, the soaring ratings and the new reality that's forcing the music industry to change its tune.’
    • ‘A Swindon music scene stalwart who performed with 1960s chart-topping band The Move has lost his fight against cancer.’
    top-selling, very successful, very popular
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