UK Album Charts: Justin Bieber Bests Cheryl Cole

Published: Sunday 24th Jun 2012 by Sam

Cementing her status as a local singles artist, Cheryl Cole saw her hopes of nabbing her 3rd #1 album on the Official UK Album Chart thwarted by American heart-throb Justin Bieber.

Details after the jump…

The Girls Aloud star, whose all-out campaign for  her ‘A Million Lights’ album saw the LP deemed a shoe-in for the top spot, had to settle for #2 after the 18 year old’s ‘Believe’ rocketed to the top spot.

While the actual figures sold are set to be revealed shortly, projections place Cole in the 40,000 – 50,000 region – a far cry from the  105,000 opening numbers of 2010’s ‘Messy Little Raindrops’ and the 125,000 of her solo debut  ‘3 Words’ back in 2009.

‘2’ seems to be the magic number for the 28 year old this week, as her current single ‘Call My Name’ slides into the spot after topping the Official Singles Chart (and breaking records) last week. Needless to say, she’ll be taking the good with the (relatively) bad.

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  1. OhSoBleak June 24, 2012

    She was never going to win. But she’s done well considering who she was up against.

    • adams June 24, 2012

      Cheryl cole is much bigger in the uk than bieber , her lead single sold 150k a couple weeks ago , but her and the team don’t know how to promote the material, and when u face someone like bieber who is a marketing genius u have to be ready to do whatever it takes to get that #1 or u will lose .

  2. Ayo June 24, 2012

    wow TGJ your really grasping at straws the amount of your fave artists who would wish to settle for a no 2 album and no1 single. Can’t wait to come back and see what you have to say about your new fave Rita Ora when it’s her time, cause we all know she ain’t getting no no 1 album.

    • the real xoxo June 24, 2012

      i think she could go #1 in the UK, after all her shes already had 2 #1 singles

  3. DEATH June 24, 2012

    LMFAO. FLOP JUICE stay mad, not only will Cheryl eventually claim the #1 spot, she will also stay successful.

    I like Bieber! Good for him

  4. Shadiest b**** June 24, 2012

    A singles artist? Cheryl albums all sell nearly 1 mil in the uk alone so seat please

  5. Virtuoso Intellect June 24, 2012

    Thing is Cheryl’s numbers arent shabby at all. There’s less than 3000 units diff btw her and Bieber. I can see her gettin that no1 spot in coming weeks. Its unusual to debut with over 100k in the UK outside the holiday period which was when her prev albums were released

  6. YEAKELLY June 24, 2012

    @Sam Justin’s Canadian, not American…

  7. Meme June 24, 2012

    It’s beats Sam not bests anyone notice the typo lol

    • TellYourGirlfriend June 24, 2012

      erm, bests is actually a word so i guess its time for you to go back to school

  8. BEYONCE’S WEAVE June 24, 2012

    She was competing against Justin Beiber so I’ll give a slap on the wrist for this one.

  9. skintightjeans June 24, 2012

    She sucks. No need to make excuses.

  10. Brandoshus June 24, 2012

    He’s Canadian

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