Nationale Top 40 Suriname is a weekly record chart in Suriname. It is updated every Thursday by the Natio40 Foundation (Dutch: Stichting Natio40).

Background

The first Top 40 appeared on April 12, 2013.[1] It is based on radio airplay, music store sales, and reports from the Association of DJ's in Suriname. In its first years, the foundation also kept track of specific genres such as the Hindi Top 3, Pop Jawa top 3, Gospel/Inspirational Top 3, Maroon Top 3 and Bigi Poku/Kaseko/Kawina/Kabula Top 3; it even published a monthly TBL Box Office Top 3, presenting the 3 best-attended movies. The Top 40 was covered in a weekly column from October 2013[2] to May 2016 on the online news portal Starnieuws.[3]

Both domestic and foreign songs have topped the Nationale Top 40. The single "Perfume" by Prince Koloni, later winning a "Song of the Year" award, was the #1 song for five weeks in 2015.[4] "Beleki Beketje" by the Ghetto Crew, which gained popularity as an online dance challenge, hit #1 in 2019.[5] Many Surinamese Dutch musicians have had #1 hits as well; Kenny B has been the most successful as of March 2019 with 11 hits.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Nationale Top 40". Stichting Natio40. Archived from the original on 2013-10-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Team Nationale Top 40 wordt steeds creatiever". www.starnieuws.com (in Dutch). 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2021-02-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "TOP40: Tu Hi Mera Dil nationale nummer 1". www.starnieuws.com (in Dutch). 2016-05-27. Retrieved 2021-02-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Administrator (2015-12-23). "'Parfum' is plaat van het jaar 2015 in Suriname". Waterkant (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  5. ^ Administrator (2019-05-14). "Beleki Beketje op nummer 1 in de Nationale Top 40 van Suriname". Waterkant (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  6. ^ Lempers, Shinta (2019-03-18). "Nederlandse hits in Suriname (en andersom)". Red Bull (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-02-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)