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Thursday 25 December 2014

Cheryl single moves to chart summit

Cheryl Cole has the fastest selling single of the year so far
Cheryl Cole has the fastest selling single of the year so far

Cheryl Cole achieved the fastest-selling single of the year as she stormed straight to the top of the charts with Call My Name.

The singer sold 152,000 copies of her track in its first week of release to reach number one, ending the two-week reign of Diamond Jubilee anthem Sing by Gary Barlow and his Commonwealth Band.

Cheryl surpassed the previous record of 142,000 copies set last week by the Take That frontman, the Official Charts Company said.

Call My Name, written and produced by Calvin Harris, is the Girls Aloud star's first single under the name of simply Cheryl and marks her third solo number one single - after Fight For This Love and Promise This.

Barlow's single Sing, co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, fell to number three while US rapper Flo Rida was a non-mover at number two with his single Whistle.

Coldplay's collaboration with Rihanna, Princess Of China, climbed to fourth place ahead of Feel The Love by Rudimental featuring John Newman at number five.

The Jubilee album Sing stayed at the top of the album charts for the third week.

Barlow, who received an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list this week, finished ahead of Scottish singer Amy MacDonald with her new album Life In A Beautiful Light, the highest new entry at number two.

US star Usher reached number three in the charts with his new album Looking 4 Myself. Just 1,000 copies separated the artists in the top three.

Coldplay's album Mylo Xyloto climbed one place to number four while singer Paloma Faith claimed fifth spot with Fall To Grace. A new Fleetwood Mac collection, 25 years - The Chain, reached number nine in the album charts, less than two weeks after former band member Bob Welch, 66, was found dead at his home in Nashville.

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