Brat princess Cher Lloyd spreads her wings and reveals a more grown up side on her second album: Sorry I’m Late.
The Malvern-born star rose to fame on The X Factor four years ago when she was just 16. It was clear from the get-go that Cher’s feisty personality and unflappable ability to pour herself into both rap and sung verses would earn her young fans around the world.
Her debut album Sticks and Stones pitched her as a petulant teen star, spoon fed on power pop melodies of Spice Girls and B*Witched. It was an expertly masterminded project with rock solid hits that catapulted Cher to the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic and sold over 700,000 albums worldwide.
Where Sticks and Stones sounded too eager to please with its bratty persona, Cher’s sophomore effort doesn’t try as hard.
Since we last heard from her, Lloyd has not only entered her 20s – she has gotten married, parted ways with Simon Cowell‘s Syco label, and toured the UK and America. You can hear the impact and challenges of these new experiences reflected in Sorry I’m Late.
I left y’all scratching at the post a little last week because I took my ass on a little vacaycay to Brisbane.
Bitch, you should’ve seen me lounging on the beach in an island that was practically deserted on a Monday arvo. I was having a Mariah moment frolicking in the sand, trying to look cute for my Instagram photos. But hey, I am back now and here comes your chart feed – which might cover some things I didn’t get to touch on last week.
This has been a good week for Robbie Williams who scored his first simulatenous UK #1 album-and-single action in 11 years. Elsewhere, the following chart showboaters can’t complain either: Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, Little Mix, Of Monsters and Men, The Wanted, and to a certain extent, Christina Aguilera. SAY!
Well this is a really good value Chart Feed compilation, I have to say. Well, as good as it can be without Girls Aloud and Brandy to really discuss, of course. So until then, you just have to deal.
This has been a good week for our Aussie pop prince Guy Sebastian and songbird Delta Goodrem, new girlband sensation Little Mix and triumphantly, Taylor Swift matches Adele‘s US digital song chart record.
A whole season must’ve passed beneath our feet, moons come and gone, colours of the wind changed, since our last Chart Feed – but I’m now ready to immerse myself back into a regime of tireless research on Monday nights.
Perhaps once the choir of angels performing their celebratory rendition of ‘You Bring Me Joy’has ascended back to heaven, we can begin this week’s pickings of the ARIA, UK Official and US Billboard charts.
This was a particularly rosy week for Justice Crew and Conor Maynard, featuring new entries also from The Veronicas, Kelendria Trene Rowland and Scissor Sisters.
It’s just past midnight and I’ve been compiling this post for the past four hours non-stop. It’s somewhat understandable that I want to just drop dead now to the sound of Madonna‘s ‘Gang Bang’ on repeat and never wake up again.
This week’s Chart Feed is one for the history books – especially if you’re the world’s biggest boyband of the moment: One Direction. Their legendary storming of the US Billboard charts makes them the first ever British band to have their first album go #1 in the States.
Elsewhere, Katy Perry blasts to #1 on the UK charts and we also look ahead to new releases by The Saturdays, Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris.