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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With less than 1,400 copies separating today’s Official Update Top 3, Usher and Amy Macdonald are battling it out with current chart topper Gary Barlow and The Commonwealth Band in the race to this week’s Official Albums Chart Number 1.
Gary Barlow And The Commonwealth Band are currently in pole position with Sing, which topped the Official Albums Chart upon its release a fortnight ago. Sing contains the Queen’s official Diamond Jubilee single of the same name which was co-written by Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and features contributions from musicians from all over the Commonwealth, including HRH Prince Harry on tambourine.
Usher, who looks set to score his fifth Top 5 album this Sunday, is currently at Number 2 with Looking 4 Myself. The album is the US R&B star’s seventh full-length release, and features the tracks Climax and Scream, which both went Top 5 in the Official Singles Chart earlier this year.
Amy MacDonald is at Number 3 with her third album, Life In A Beautiful Light. The Scottish singer/songwriter’s previous albums 2007’s This Is The Life, and its 2010 follow-up, A Curious Thing, both look set to re-enter this week’s Top 200. They are currently at Number 88 and Number 134, respectively.
Today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5 is completed by Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto (4) and Ed Sheeran’s + (5).
In addition to Usher (2) and Amy MacDonald (3), there are eight other new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update.
Indie rockers Maximo Park are new in at Number 6 with their fourth album, National Health, while British electro outfit Hot Chip look set to debut at Number 9 with In Our Hands. New Fleetwood Mac collection 25 years – The Chain is at 12, while DJ and producer Orlando Higginbottom, AKA Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, is at 19 with his debut album, Trouble.
New XL Recordings signing Bobby Womack is at Number 25 with The Bravest Man In The Universe, while Best Of albums from Johnny Cash (The Classics, 29), Stone Roses (The Very Best Of, 31) and Neil Young (Official Release Series Discs 1-4, 36) complete this week’s Official Albums Chart Update new entries.
This week's Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|01||SING||GARY BARLOW/COMMONWEALTH BAND|
|02||LOOKING 4 MYSELF||USHER|
|03||LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT||AMY MACDONALD|
|06||THE NATIONAL HEALTH||MAXIMO PARK|
|07||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|08||NUMBER ONES||BEE GEES|
|09||IN OUR HEADS||HOT CHIP|
|10||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|11||TALK THAT TALK||RIHANNA|
|12||25 YEARS - THE CHAIN||FLEETWOOD MAC|
|15||BOYS DON'T CRY||RUMER|
|16||WHO YOU ARE||JESSIE J|
|17||THE BEST OF||KYLIE MINOGUE|
|18||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
|19||TROUBLE||TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT|
|21||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|23||LEGEND||BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS|
|24||ONE DAY I'M GOING TO SOAR||DEXYS|
|25||THE BRAVEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE||BOBBY WOMACK|
|27||WATCH THE THRONE||JAY-Z & KANYE WEST|
|28||WRECKING BALL||BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN|
|29||THE CLASSICS||JOHNNY CASH|
|30||THAT'S WHY GOD MADE THE RADIO||BEACH BOYS|
|31||THE VERY BEST OF||STONE ROSES|
|32||IRON MAN - THE BEST OF||BLACK SABBATH|
|33||BRING HIM HOME||ALFIE BOE|
|34||AMERICANA||NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE|
|35||ULTIMATE HITS - ROCK AND ROLL NEVER||BOB SEGER|
|36||OFFICIAL RELEASE SERIES DISCS 1-4||NEIL YOUNG|
|37||LONELY ARE THE BRAVE||MAVERICK SABRE|
|40||SOUVENIR - THE SINGLES 2004-2012||KAISER CHIEFS|
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