Cheryl Cole will return to the charts at the end of this month. Scheduled for release on Oct.21, the up-tempo track “Promise This” has already begun to pick up airplay. The track bowed at No.47 on last week’s UK radio airplay chart. The song is produced by Wayne Wilkins, who was responsible for her debut hit “Fight for this Love.”
Set for release on Oct.24, Cheryl Cole will return with her second album Messy Little Raindrops. The dance-pop album was recorded in L.A. earlier this year. “Promise This” is the first single since “Parachute” reached No.5 in the UK this March. Lifted off her debut album 3 Words, Cheryl Cole managed to spawn three singles from that album.
Let’s wait and see if Cheryl Cole will return to Norwegian/Swedish talk show Skavlan.
Who said boy bands were out of fashion? The British boy band The Wanted debuted atop the UK singles chart on Sunday with the help of producer Steve Mac, who certainly knows the genre. The debut hit “All Time Low” has already been a Top 20 airplay hit in the UK and reached No.19 in Ireland upon its release. In true boy band style, the group was formed through massive auditioning.
The physical CD single features a rendition of Cheryl Cole’s “Fight for this Love.” This means that The Wanted knocks Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP off the No.1 spot. Expect the track “Heart Vacancy” as the follow-up single.
Steve Mac debuted as a producer in the early ‘90s, producing artists such as Chad Jackson, Nomad, Undercover and Lindy Layton. His boy band list of merits began with the German group Caught In The Act, whom Mac produced a string of hits from 1993-1996. Come 1996 and the introduction of Boyzone, with lead vocalist Ronan Keating.
In 1999, Steve Mac launched another Irish boy band together with Ronan Keating – Westlife. Throughout the ‘00s, Mac produced a string of hits for both bands – including No.1 hits such as “Flying without Wings” and “Queen of My Heart.”
Posted in Boy band, Charts, UK Singles Chart
Tagged Boyzone, Caught In the Act, Chad Jackson, Cheryl Cole, DCUP, Lindy Layton, Nomad, Ronan Keating, Steve Mac, The Wanted, Undercover, Westlife, Yolanda Be Cool
WelcheMusic is thrilled that more than 10,000 visitors have read the blog post on Cheryl Cole’s visit to Skavlan. The visit fueled sales of Cole’s debut hit “Fight for this Love,” a No.2 hit in Sweden which spends its 17th week on the chart this week.
Originally issued in October 2009, Cheryl Cole’s debut set 3 Words only managed to survive two weeks on the Swedish album tally, peaking at a disappointing No.42 position. So far, the album is certified 2x platinum in the UK and Ireland peaking at No.1 and No.2 respectively.
The title track, “3 Words,” has been issued in select markets reaching platinum sales in Australia. The track was co-written and produced by Black Eyed Peas’ member will.i.am. “Parachute” was issued this March as the third single off the set, and has so far reached the top five in the UK and Ireland and the question is if a fourth track will be lifted from the album.
You might recall that the Taio Cruz track “Break Your Heart,” was originally written for Cheryl Cole as one of two tracks exclusively submitted for the 3 Words album. A Polydor label boss deemed it too similar to “Heartbreaker,” which led Cruz to record it himself resulting in a Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper.
WelcheMusic’s looking forward to hearing more from Cheryl Cole and maybe, just maybe that other Cruz track will make the singles chart. In that case, “Stand Up” will be single number four.
Posted in Charts, Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b, Swedish sales chart, UK Singles Chart, X-Factor
Tagged Black Eyed Peas, Cheryl Cole, Skavlan, Taio Cruz, will.i.am
Okay, WelcheMusic have to admit – we like singing in the shower. So, we were delighted to hear that we’re not alone and there’s even a day devoted for this and it’s happening tomorrow.
The day was actually founded to support the launch of JBL’s new two-in-one alarm clock and docking station OnTime Micro. The JBL OnTime Micro Shower Singing Survey found that 82% of 18-24 years olds sing in the shower, but it’s not just for youngsters – almost half (49%) of people aged 55+ do it too. Whatever your age, let your voice ring loud this Thursday!
The JBL Shower Singing Survey named Shakira as the singer that most people would like to perform a shower duet with. You know, her taps don’t lie…
France is the top shower singing country in Europe, with 71% of our French survey respondents enjoying a “chantez dans la douche.”
WelcheMusic’s current shower favourites:
- Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé – Telephone
- Cheryl Cole – Fight for This Love
- Eric Saade – Manboy
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Talk show host Fredrik Skavlan has repeated his effect on the charts. Following the breakthrough of Melody Gardot and Donkeyboy, Cheryl Cole got a healthy push after her performance on the show. Cheryl Cole’s status in Sweden is quite far from the “national treasure icon” in the UK. The former UK No.1 hit “Fight for This Love” charted at No.54 back in February this year. Before appearing on the Skavlan show, the track were stuck in the lower reaches of the singles chart. Despite getting heavy radio airplay, the song only made it to No.23.
That was then, this is now. “Fight for This Love” made a healthy jump to No.5 two weeks ago and is the runner-up to Edward Maya’s “Stereo Love” on the latest chart (from last week). We will soon learn to know if Cole’s able to unseat Maya’s seductive disco piece. If so, it will keep the tradition going as Cole’s hit has been around for a long while. It was originally issued in the UK back in October last year and has so far topped the charts in her home country, Hungary, Denmark and Norway.
The British r’n’b artist Taio Cruz sets a new record on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut hit “Break Your Heart,” jumps 53-1 in its second week, a record for a debut artist. The track features rapper Ludacris and topped the UK singles chart last September. The track sold 273,000 downloads in its first week. Prior to Cruz, Kelly Clarkson’s debut hit “A Moment Like This” jumped 52-1 in October 2002. So, congrats on breaking that record Taio!
Coincidentally, Kelly Clarkson still has the record leap as “My Life Would Suck Without You” jumped 97-1 in one week last February. As Unrealitity TV reports, Cruz originally penned the track for X Factor and Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole. Cruz told The Sun that after Cole’s management stalled on accepting the song, he decided to release it himself. “I was asked to write two songs for Cheryl, one of which was ‘Break Your Heart’,” he explained. “But they took so long to get back that when they did, we had to tell them, ‘It’s currently radio playlisted, it’s not going to be very easy to get back!’ It was quite funny.”
It’s time for the second volume of the WelcheMusic compilation with up-coming hits. Many of the artists on the compilation have already gained exposure on the blog. Cheryl Cole’s duet with will.i.am, “3 Words,” is finally available in Sweden. Look out for Scottish rock act Biffy Clyro’s Radio 1 playlist hit “Many of Horror” that deserves lots of listenings. Also, Simian Mobile Disco has recorded the track Janet Jackson never got her hands of – “Cruel Intentions.” The Temper Trap is also back with the follow-up to last year’s hit “Sweet Disposition.” Don’t miss it! As a bonus, we’ve added Mad Muzik’s rendition of the Mad Men Theme as well as the Jason Nevin Club Mix of Iyaz “Replay.” Please also read the posts about Jay Sean, Muse and Black Eyed Peas.
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.2 playlist
- Just right-click on the image to download the cover art
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vo.1 playlist
Posted in Idol, Pop, r’n’b, Rock, Spotify, WelcheMusic vol.2
Tagged 3OH!3, Akon, Biffy Clyro, Black Eyed Peas, Cheryl Cole, Delphic, Iyaz, Jason Nevins, Jay Sean, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Mad Muzik, Muse, Paolo Nutini, Pitbull, Sean Paul, Simian Mobile Disco, The Temper Trap, will.i.am
Lady Gaga remains at No.3 with “Bad Romance” adding her ninth week on the UK singles chart. She’s trailed by Cheryl Cole who’s back with a follow-up to this fall’s No.1 “Fight for this Love.” Her new single features will.i.am on vocals and is titled “3 Words.” The Black Eyed Peas rise 10-6 with “Meet Me Halfway.” The highest new entry comes from Jay-Z who’s teamed up with Mr. Hudson on the Alphaville rendition “Young Forever.” Similar to recent success by T.I. and Flo Rida, the track is based on a well-known hit, this time “Forever Young.”
Michael Bublé’s Crazy Love denies Susan Boyle another week atop of the album chart. Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream is still the Billboard 200 album No.1. Lady Gaga remains at No.4 with The Fame, a set that almost celebrates its first anniversary on the chart. The follow-up, The Fame Monster, has already fallen out of the top 40.
Posted in Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b
Tagged Alphaville, Cheryl Cole, Flo Rida, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Mr. Hudson, Susan Boyle, T.I, The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am