Friday, August 01, 2014

Cher's 'Believe' Becomes UK's First Female Triple-Platinum Single

Cher in her 'Believe' music video
Cher's 1998 single 'Believe' has become the first female solo single to be certified Triple-Platinum in the United Kingdom.

Just last week, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced that Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' had sold 1.8-million copies and therefore had become the UK's fourth ever Triple-Platinum single, following: Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind'; Pop Idol winner Will Young's double-A-side 'Evergreen' / 'Anything Is Possible'; and Aqua's novelty 'Barbie Girl'.

Today, the same music industry body has certified Cher's 1998 #1 smash hit as Triple-Platinum, thus making it the UK's fifth-ever Triple-Platinum single.

Last month, the BPI incorporated streaming figures into their certifications, with 100 streams equivalent to 1 single sale - which helped push Pharrell's 'Happy' over the 1.8-million barrier. Streaming would have had little - if any - help in Cher's Triple-Platinum certification, as the UK's Official Chart Company reported that 'Believe' was already at 1,790,000 sales in June of last year.

'Believe' ruled the UK single chart for a whopping seven weeks in late 1998 and ultimately surpassed Whitney Houston's monster-hit ballad 'I Will Always Love You' as the country's best-selling single by a female solo artist. The dance-pop tune has sold somewhere between 8-million to 11-million copies worldwide, including almost 2.5-million in the United States.


  1. Great news. I sure hope Cher goes to the UK with her D2K Tour! I wish Cher had kicked off CTTT in Europe FIRST then in the USA as she did with other albums. She does better in Europe first since the USA market is so rough on older artists. WBR should put RED and Sirens out in Europe as singles.

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    as for this great news,, U ROCK CHERALINA

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