27th September 2023

IFPI launches four new music charts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and North Africa

Further charts follow successful launch of first ever regional MENA chart in November 2022

27th September 2023 – IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, has today announced the launch of four new charts, giving music fans, record labels and artists an official ranking on the top streaming tracks in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

In addition to the Official MENA regional chart, the four new charts will be – the Official Egypt Chart, Official Saudi Arabia Chart, Official UAE Chart, and Official North Africa Chart (which covers Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia).  In each country it is the first time ever that official rankings are being made available.  

IFPI will share each of the four market charts weekly, available on Wednesday, with the Official MENA Chart still released each Tuesday. The charts will be released on the Official MENA Chart website and announced on the Official MENA Chart social media channels together with that week’s chart insights.

The new charts benefit from IFPI’s world leading charts methodology and include music streaming data from all the major DSPs in the region: Anghami, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube. The charts are prepared by BMAT.

The launch of the four new charts follows the successful release of the first ever official regional chart for MENA in November 2022 which captured data from 13 markets covering more than 300 million people.  The rolling out of the new charts reflects the continued growth across the entire region with recorded music revenues rising by 23.8% in 2022 (source: IFPI Global Music Report 2023).

Frances Moore, IFPI CEO, said: “We are very pleased to be expanding the Official MENA Chart to show for the first time the top hits in Egypt, North Africa, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Each of these countries have their own unique music heritage, and the MENA region continues to grow strongly thanks to the breadth and diversity of talent, and through investments by record labels. These new charts are a platform to celebrate and showcase this diversity.”

The first four charts can be seen here:  


2Ya Layaly (feat. Ruby)Ahmed Saad
37OB KHENA2Marwan Moussa
4Reyah El HayahHamza Namira
5Mesh ShayfenhomHassan El Shafei, Bosy, Double Zuksh
6SatalanaAbd El Basset Hamouda, Mahmoud El Leithy, HamdyBatshan, Ali Rabee, Osos, Hassan El Kholaey
7Lafena El DonyaReda El Bahrawy, Muslim
8EkhtiyaratiAhmed Saad
93atmaEl Waili, Samar Tarik
10El BakhtWegz
11Ymken KherRamy Sabry
12Basrah w AtoohCairokee
13Beraha Ya SheekhaBahaa Sultan
15Alo AlekyMohammed Saeed
16Tab Aoulak – KarkoubaMuslim
17Nos Syto Mny (Ehna Sohab Bladna)Essam Sasa
197elwa MenakWegz
20Lamoon Ne3na3Mohamed Hamaki

Saudi Arabia

1Janant Galbi Majid Almohandis
2This Is The LifeAmy Macdonald
4Ya Layaly (feat. Ruby)Ahmed Saad
5Kalam EneihSherine
6El Sabr GamelMaha Ftouni
7Ymken KherRamy Sabry
8Paint The Town RedDoja Cat
9Bdet AteebMajid Almohandis
10Da Elly 7salBalqees
11Slow DancingV
12Alfin BabOumaima Taleb
13SevenJung Kook, Latto
14Yabn ElawademAbdul Majeed Abdullah
15Alo AlekyMohammed Saeed
16MezlaajOumaima Taleb
17Kol LeilaOumaima Taleb
18Keda Keda BayzaMahmoud El Esseily, Aly Fathallah
19Guli Mata (feat. Rajat Nagpal) Saad Lamjarred, Shreya Ghoshal
20Set Fire To The RainAdele


1Chaleya Shilpa Rao, Kumaar, Arijit Singh, Anirudh Ravichander
2Paint The Town RedDoja Cat
3HeeriyeJasleen Royal, Arijit Singh
4Guli Mata (feat. Rajat Nagpal) Saad Lamjarred, Shreya Ghoshal
5StrangersKenya Grace
6Not Ramaiya VastavaiyaAnirudh Ravichander, Vishal Dadlani, Shilpa Rao
7Calm DownRema
8Neela NilaveKapil Kapilan, Sam C.S., Manu Manjith
9SevenJung Kook, Latto
10Slime You Out (feat. SZA)Drake
11SprinterDave, Central Cee
12Slow DancingV
13Cruel SummerTaylor Swift
15PopularThe Weeknd, Playboi Carti, Madonna
16What Jhumka? Pritam, Arijit Singh, Jonita Gandhi, Ranveer Singh, Amitabh Bhattacharya
17Janant GalbiMajid Almohandis
20greedy Tate McRae

North Africa

1Noss EllilA.L.A
33DABIMarwan Moussa
4CasanovaSoolking, Gazo
5Y Dor (feat. DYSTINCT)Soolking
6Ghazali HabitouOkba Djomati
7Paint The Town RedDoja Cat
8Qui sait ? (feat. ElGrandeToto)Niro
9Se GritaMorad
10SevenJung Kook, Latto
11FollowZouhair Bahaoui, Hind Ziadi
12Still AliveRaste
13Talet LghibaMocci
14Dawk LiyaSnor
15Nabghi NhawasDJ Moulay, Cheb Bello
16Guli Mata (feat. Rajat Nagpal) Saad Lamjarred, Shreya Ghoshal
17ChouwafatHoussainy, Mocci, kouz1
19Slow DancingV


Notes to Editors:

About the Charts

The new charts include charts-eligible streams from Anghami, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube. In accordance with IFPI’s global chart principles, streams from each market are weighted to take into account the difference in economics between free and paid tiers of streaming services.

The result are charts which reflect the volume and value of streams within each country (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE) and jointly across the North African countries (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia).

To get weekly updates on each of the new charts follow:

Instagram: @theofficialmenachart

X: @offmenachart

About IFPI

IFPI is the voice of the recording industry worldwide, representing over 8,000 record company members across the globe and has a regional office for the MENA region based in the UAE. We work to promote the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers and expand the commercial uses of recorded music around the world.

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