Cheryl Cole’s `Call My Name` breaks 2012 UK Single Chart record
London: Cheryl Cole’s single ‘Call My Name’ has debuted straight to number one in the UK charts and become the fastest-selling single of 2012.
According to the Official Charts Company, the first single from Cole’s forthcoming third album, sold 152,000 copies in its first week.
The song dethroned Gary Barlow’s Diamond Jubilee track ‘Sing’ from the top spot, and surpassed its record sales of 142,000 copies in one week.
But Barlow held on to the number one spot in the album chart for a third week, the BBC reported.
Barlow, who was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, is raising money for the Queen’s Jubilee charities with the official Jubilee album - which has been similarly titled as ‘Sing’.
It beat off competition from Amy MacDonald’s new release ‘Life In A Beautiful Light’, which came in at number two.
Usher’s new album ‘Looking 4 Myself’ was at number three spot.
Completing the top five were Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ at number four, and Paloma Faith’s ‘Fall to Grace’ at number five.
The 28-year-old has now notched up three number one singles in her solo career.
The first two were ‘Fight for This Love’, lead single from her debut solo album in 2009, and ‘Promise This’ from her second album in 2010.
‘Call My Name’ is also the first single released simply under the name Cheryl and is taken from her new album ‘A Million Lights’.
‘Call My Name’ was the only new entry in the top 20.
Gary Barlow’s single ‘Sing’, co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and featuring 210 musicians, fell to number three while US rapper Flo Rida’s Whistle retained it’s number two position.
Coldplay’s collaboration with Rihanna, Princess of China, climbed to the fourth place - ahead of ‘Feel The Love’ by Rudimental featuring John Newman at number five.