It’s all change shortly when Emap drop the Smash Hits Chart and hit40uk splits into three.
A new Adult Contemporary chart is to be broadcast on 54 UK stations including the Heart, Real Radio and Century stations. It has been confirmed today that Melanie Sykes and Heart 106.2 presenter Nick Snaith will host the show.
The A/C Chart, to be produced by Unique, will be compiled from album and music DVD sales, as well as singles and radio airplay.
Hit40uk will continue with Simon Hirst and Katy Hill serving around 120 UK stations, including Emap’s Big City Network.
A third chart, ‘Fresh40′ will focus on R&B, hip-hop and dance and will be produced by current Hit40uk production company Somethin’ Else Productions.