Cheryl kicks the week off to an explosive start as new single Call My Name has very nearly reached the hallowed 100,000 sales milestone already, only three days into the chart week.
The track is the lead single from forthcoming albums A Million Lights, and heads today’s Official Singles Chart Update having so far shifted an impressive 97,000 copies.
A Number 1 with Call My Name this Sunday would give Cheryl a hat-trick of chart toppers in her solo career, as well as matching her current career record of hitting the top spot with lead singles from her previous two solo studio albums – that’s 2009 single Fight For This Love and 2010’s Promise This.
If Cheryl manages to score a first week sale of over 128,000 come Sunday, this would also see the Geordie lass eclipse current fastest seller of the year – DJ Fresh FT Rita Ora’s Hot Right Now. A sale of over 142,000 would land her with the biggest Number 1 of the year, shaking off competition from Gary Barlow’s Sing which received a boost in its second week on sale from last week’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Cheryl yesterday announced her first solo UK and Ireland arena tour.
Cheryl is the only new entry in today’s Top 20, however, Justin Bieber enters the Top 40 with new single As Long As You Love Me FT Big Sean (24), the track is the last to be released ahead of his forthcoming album Believe lands next week.
The Voice’s Tyler James is a new entry heading or Number 30 with Higher Love as performed on the TV show. The track is taken from the new Voice UK finalists’ compilation album. Fellow The Voice contestant Max Milner follows just outside the Top 40 at Number 48 with Free Fallin’.
And finally, US R&B artist Trey Songz is back with new lead single Heart Attack from forthcoming album Chapter V, currently sitting at 36.
This week's Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|01||CALL MY NAME||CHERYL|
|03||SING||GARY BARLOW/COMMONWEALTH BAND|
|04||FEEL THE LOVE||RUDIMENTAL FT JOHN NEWMAN|
|05||PRINCESS OF CHINA||COLDPLAY & RIHANNA|
|06||WE ARE YOUNG||FUN FT JANELLE MONAE|
|07||THE POWER||DJ FRESH FT DIZZEE RASCAL|
|09||CALL ME MAYBE||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|10||WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN||RIHANNA|
|12||TOO CLOSE||ALEX CLARE|
|13||R.I.P.||RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH|
|15||SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW||GOTYE FT KIMBRA|
|18||PICKING UP THE PIECES||PALOMA FAITH|
|19||BIG HOOPS (BIGGER THE BETTER)||NELLY FURTADO|
|21||CHASING THE SUN||WANTED|
|23||NEED YOU NOW||LADY ANTEBELLUM|
|24||AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME||JUSTIN BIEBER FT BIG SEAN|
|25||MY KIND OF LOVE||EMELI SANDE|
|28||SMALL BUMP||ED SHEERAN|
|29||WHEN SHE WAS MINE||LAWSON|
|30||HIGHER LOVE||TYLER JAMES|
|31||REMEDY||PROFESSOR GREEN FT RUTH ANNE|
|32||BACK IN TIME||PITBULL|
|33||BANGARANG||SKRILLEX FT SIRAH|
|34||LET'S GO||CALVIN HARRIS FT NE-YO|
|35||LASERLIGHT||JESSIE J FT DAVID GUETTA|
|36||HEART ATTACK||TREY SONGZ|
|37||WIDE AWAKE||KATY PERRY|
|39||DARK SIDE||KELLY CLARKSON|
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