Cheryl Cole isn’t just No. 1 in today’s midweek charts, she’s a kitten’s whisker away from the fastest-selling No. 1 of the year so far. The song has only been on sale for THREE DAYS.
‘Call My Name’ was released at midnight on Saturday and had sold an astonishing 97,000 copies up to 11:59pm last night (Tuesday), meaning it has already outperformed the 7-day sales of 16 of 2012′s 24 Number 1s to date.
If it sells another 31,000 by midnight on Saturday it will officially overtake DJ Fresh ft Rita Ora’s ‘Hot Right Now’ (129,000) as the fastest-selling single of 2012, and if it sells another 45,500 it will surpass Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band’s ‘Sing’ (142,500) to score the best 7-day sales of any song this year.
‘Promise This’, her last lead single from a solo album, sold 157,210 in its first week after huge exposure on an X Factor live show. One year before that, ‘Fight For This Love’ netted a ridiculous 292,000 to become the 23rd best-selling single of the decade.
It’s great to see that she can still reel in the massive sales figures without The X Factor and at a notoriously quieter time of year.
And people said she was finished…