Cher makes history as the first female artist with Top 40 hits across seven decades
Cher, the iconic pop sensation, has etched her name in music history once again by becoming the first female artist to achieve a Top 40 hit with new material on the Official Singles Chart for an astounding seven consecutive decades. Her UK chart journey began in 1965 with the chart-topping duet “I Got You Babe” alongside Sonny. Cher’s solo debut, “All I Really Want To Do,” swiftly followed, breaking into the UK Top 40 the same month.
At the age of 77 years and seven months, Cher further solidifies her legendary status as the oldest solo female performer to secure a Top 40 hit on the Official Singles Chart. Her latest single, “DJ Play a Christmas Song,” from the 27th studio album “Christmas,” catapults into the Top 20 at Number 20 this week. This achievement surpasses the previous record set by Shirley Bassey in 2007.
Even in her late 70s, Cher continues to break barriers, overshadowing age records and leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. Martin Talbot, Chief Executive Officer of the Official Charts Company, aptly acknowledges Cher’s monumental success, stating, “Cher cements her position as a living legend this week, notching up two spectacular landmark chart feats.” Cher’s enduring impact resonates across generations, solidifying her as a timeless icon.