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Cheryl smashing her way towards 2012’s fastest selling single!

13/06/2012

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Cheryl smashing her way towards 2012’s fastest selling single!

By Lauren Kreisler

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.  

New entries

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
02 WHISTLE FLO RIDA
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
08 SCREAM USHER
09 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
10 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN RIHANNA
11 DRIVE BY TRAIN
12 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
13 R.I.P. RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH
14 PAYPHONE PRECISION TUNES
15 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
16 EXPRESS YOURSELF LABRINTH
17 EUPHORIA LOREEN
18 PICKING UP THE PIECES PALOMA FAITH
19 BIG HOOPS (BIGGER THE BETTER) NELLY FURTADO
20 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
21 CHASING THE SUN WANTED
22 OLIVER TWIST D'BANJ
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
26 OVERLOAD DOT ROTTEN/TMS
27 YOUNG TULISA
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
38 BOYFRIEND JUSTIN BIEBER
39 DARK SIDE KELLY CLARKSON
40 SILHOUETTES AVICII

© 2012 the Official Charts Company

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