Virgin Megastore and Dubai FM yesterday launched a chart show, considered the first official charts for the UAE.

The new show will base its chart positioning of the top albums and singles, based exclusively on sales figures.

According to Rayan Raad, Marketing Executive at Virgin, the charts will give a precise representation of what the people in the UAE are listening to.

The charts will air live from the Virgin Megastores in the country, on Dubai FM, 92.0 every Wednesday at five to eight in the evening, he said.

"This will be giving listeners the opportunity to witness the show as it airs live, and a chance to interact with the presenters," he added.

DJ Big Pete will host the show, alongside several different DJs, which will guest co-host. Big Pete promises to give this show a cutting edge, slick image that reflects upon Virgin Megastore's image worldwide.

The show will offer an insight on several different events that Virgin are involved in, gossip, competitions, exclusive interviews with the all the big artistes and the UAE's official selection of music.

With one year nearly behind, and after several different achievements, the next step was to plug into television and radio. Virgin Megastore has three branches in the UAE, a fourth opening in Jumeirah and a fifth in Kuwait, both in the fall.