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Cheryl Cole Returns to the Charts with “Promise This”

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.

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When Can We Expect to Hear Back from Cheryl?

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.

Jennifer Rush “Echoes Love”

The Swedish producer Jörgen Elofsson and the British singer Natasha Bedingfield have contributed to Jennifer Rush’s latest album Now Is the Hour. The second single “Echoes Love” could easily revive Cher’s career and is very similar to “Believe.” Unfortunately, the song has not stormed the charts and the album has only reached the top ten in Greece. Maybe we need Skavlan to include Jennifer Rush in his program in order to fuel the success.

Jennifer Rush’s biggest success to date is “The Power of Love,” a track the American German-based singer failed to break in the States. Instead, Céline Dion managed the trick as this was one of the biggest hits of 1993. The song was also made famous by late Laura Branigan.

What might come as a surprise to some of you is that the singer was born as Heidi Stern in Queens, New York. She changed her name to Jennifer Rush when she moved to West Germany in 1983.

Will Donkeyboy Enjoy Melody Gardot’s Skavlan Effect?

Raise a hand any Scandinavian who put on a Melody Gardot album before hearing her sing on the talk show Skavlan? We didn’t think so. Melody Gardot’s My One and Only Thrill immediately became a bestseller following her appearance on the TV programme.

Norwegians are already familiar with Donkeyboy. The group reigns from Norwegian Drammen and was signed by Warner Music upon being discovered on MySpace. The debut hit “Ambitions” topped the Norwegian singles chart for 12 weeks, only to be succeded by the follow-up hit “Sometimes.” Three additional singles from the debut set Caught in a Life have reached the top ten in their home country and now it’s time for the group to reap the fruits of success in the rest of the world.  “Ambitions” has already charted in Sweden, having already spent six weeks on the tally. It has, however, only reached No.25 so far. But, be prepared. The song tops the current Apple iTunes chart, following the appearance on Skavlan.  Anyone else who hopes for a Gardot effect?