The Official UK World Music Album Charts

The Official UK World Music Album Chart and The Official UK World Music Compilation Album Chart are compiled on a monthly basis from full price and midprice album sales. Only albums released in the two years preceding the release date of each chart are eligible. The Official Charts Company compiles its charts from sales information gathered across all key distribution (or entertainment) channels including all major high street retail chains, independent stores, supermarkets, mail order internet retailers and digital music service providers. This market research sample equates to 98% of the total UK Albums market.

Official Charts Company

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The Official UK World Music Album Chart

Weeks 27-32 (1st June - 11th August 2012)
(#) = previous chart position
[#] = number of weeks in the chart

No. Album Artist Label
World Music Album Chart 1 (1) [14] Somewhere Over The Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Decca
World Music Album Chart 2 (NEW) [1] Ondatropica Ondatropica Soundway
World Music Album Chart 3 (2) [5] Area 52 Rodrigo Y Gabriela & Cuba Ruby Works
World Music Album Chart 4 (9) [9] Dust Peatbog Faeries Peatbog
World Music Album Chart 5 (NEW) [1] Cocktail Pritam Eros
World Music Album Chart 6 (11) [14] Antaragni - The Fire Within Raghu Dixit Vishal & Shekhar
World Music Album Chart 7 (5) [8] Fatou Fatoumata Diawara World Circuit
World Music Album Chart 8 (6) [8] Tassili Tinariwen V2
World Music Album Chart 9 (4) [4] Folila Amadou & Mariam Because Music
World Music Album Chart 10 (NEW) [1] Antibalas Antibalas Daptone
World Music Album Chart 11 (10) [7] A Retrospective Pink Martini Wrasse
World Music Album Chart 12 (12) [6] The Very Best Of Ravi Shankar Emi Classics
World Music Album Chart 13 (3) [2] He Is Number 1 Malawi Mouse Boys Independent (IRL)
World Music Album Chart 14 (15) [9] Live In France Rodrigo Y Gabriela Ruby Works
World Music Album Chart 15 (14) [7] Traveller Anoushka Shankar Deutsche Grammophon
World Music Album Chart 16 (20) [6] In Trance Juju Real World
World Music Album Chart 17 (NEW) [1] Rrakala Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Dramatico
World Music Album Chart 18 (8) [3] Live In Detroit 1986 Fela Kuti K7
World Music Album Chart 19 (RE) [3] Mali Denhou Boubacar Traore Lusafrica
World Music Album Chart 20 (17) [7] Kinshasa One Two Drc Music Warp

The Official UK World Music Compilation Album Chart

Weeks 27-32 (1st June - 11th August 2012)
(#) = previous chart position
[#] = number of weeks in the chart

No. Album Artist Label
World Album Music Compilation Chart 1 (1) [12] Very Best Of Gypsy Kings & Gypsy Queens Various Artists Hambra
World Album Music Compilation Chart 2 (2) [11] Top 40 Bollywood Classic Bar Grooves Various Artists Du Monde
World Album Music Compilation Chart 3 (4) [15] Love Bollywood Various Artists EMI TV
World Album Music Compilation Chart 4 (3) [10] 40 Unforgettable Bollywood Love Songs Various Artists Venus Records & Tapes
World Album Music Compilation Chart 5 (6) [7] Woody Allen - La Musique Various Artists Milan
World Album Music Compilation Chart 6 (9) [9] Sofrito Tropical Various Artists K7
World Album Music Compilation Chart 7 (5) [4] Songlines Music Awards 2012 Various Artists Songlines
World Album Music Compilation Chart 8 (8) [4] Quantic Pts Tropical Funk Experience Various Artists Nascente
World Album Music Compilation Chart 9 (10) [3] Salsa Funk Experience Various Artists Nascente
World Album Music Compilation Chart 10 (7) [5] Beginner’s Guide To Celtic Various Artists Nascente