Last.fm Web Services

chart.getTopArtists

Get the top artists chart

Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=chart.gettopartists&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=json
XML: /2.0/?method=chart.gettopartists&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY

Params

page (Optional) : The page number to fetch. Defaults to first page.
limit (Optional) : The number of results to fetch per page. Defaults to 50.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<artists page="1" perPage="50" totalPages="20" total="1000">
  <artist>
    <name>The Beatles</name>
    <playcount>1550293</playcount>
    <listeners>114106</listeners>
    <mbid>b10bbbfc-cf9e-42e0-be17-e2c3e1d2600d</mbid>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/music/The+Beatles</url>
    <streamable>1</streamable>
    <image size="small">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/34/880929.jpg</image>
    <image size="medium">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/64/880929.jpg</image>
    <image size="large">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/126/880929.jpg</image>
    <image size="extralarge">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/880929.jpg</image>
    <image size="mega">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/880929/The+Beatles.jpg</image>
  </artist>
  ...
</artists>

Errors

  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period