Billboard reported yesterday that pop icon Cher can officially celebrate her highest chart debut ever thanks to a #3 bow of her new album “Closer to the Truth.” The album is Cher’s first since 2002’s “Living Proof” and managed to sell around 65,000 copies in its first week of release. Songs from “Closer to the Truth” will feature heavily on Cher’s upcoming “Dressed to Kill Tour.”
"Closer to the Truth" includes the singles "Woman's World" and "I Hope You Find It." Scissor Sister's Jake Shears and Pink also make appearances on the album.
Billboard says sales were helped by Cher's heavy schedule of TV appearances, which included the debut of her new single “I Hope You Find It” on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” Cher also performed on “Live with Kelly and Michael” and “The Today Show” to promote her album over the last week.
Many fans were shocked to learn that over her long career Cher has never taken the top spot on Billboard’s charts. The singer’s best prior entry was a #4 debut for her 1999 hit “Believe.” “The Very Best of Cher” also managed to debut at #4 in 2003. Cher does hold the record of being the only artist to have a #1 pop hit in six consecutive decades.