Today, Cher scored her second-highest charting studio album of all-time in the UK (after 1991 chart-topper 'Love Hurts') as 'Closer To The Truth' debuted at #4 (selling 14,621 copies). It is a massive improvement on her last studio album, 2001's 'living Proof', which bizarrely only reached #46 - though was certified Gold. All five positions on the fresh chart are occupied by debuts:
1. Tribute - John Newman
2. Lightning Bolt - Pearl Jam
3. New - Paul McCartney
4. Closer To The Truth - Cher
5. Perhaps Love - Jonathan & Charlotte
Cher's new single 'I Hope You Find It' has returned her to the UK charts too - for the first time since Living Proof's sole single 'The Music's No Good Without You' in 2001 - by entering at #25 (selling 11,824 copies). Not only does it expand Cher's span of top 30 hits in Britain - nicknamed Blighty - to a whopping six decades, it also makes Cher the oldest female solo artist to have a Top 40 hit single in the country.
That's not all though... Cher's 1998 chart-topping single 'Believe' - which is the best-selling female hit of all-time in the UK - has re-entered the country's dance chart at #18!
- 'Dear Mom, Love Cher' has been nominated in the Documentary Film and TV Show Produced by a Woman categories at this year's Women's Image Awards.