Sunday, December 02, 2012
Cher's Best-Selling Solo Albums of All-Time
'Cher News' has already delivered to you the order and the sales figures of Cher's best-selling solo singles in the past – plus the best-selling Sonny & Cher singles, and albums. So now, there's just one thing left to to – reveal the sales figures of Cher's best-selling solo albums.
Of course, these sales figures are the result of my year-long research into Cher's record sales. But quickly moving on, there's her top five best-selling albums listedhere – in order, with the all-important best-seller first up. What is Cher's best-selling solo album? You must know – it's 'Believe'!
Released in 1998, sold 11,033,739 copies
By far, Cher's best-selling album is 1998's 'Believe' – in fact, it is one of the best-selling albums of all-time. It includes the mega-selling title-track – which, fittingly, is one of the best-selling singles of all-time. The album and its singles brought Cher back to a high after the low of ex-husband Sonny Bono's recent death. As well as the title-track, the album – which has an impressive array of globe-spanning certifications – also features the hits 'Strong Enough (another million-seller), 'All or Nothing' and 'Dov'è L'amore'.
2. Heart of Stone
Released in 1989, sold 4,680,206 copies
Selling a whopping four-and-a-half million copies is Cher's 1989 pop-rock abum 'Heart of Stone', which boasts an impressive list of hits singles along the likes of 'If I Could Turn Back Time', 'After All' and 'Just Like Jesse James' – all of which reached the US top ten. The album's supporting tour brought Cher back to the stage after numerous years of not touring – as she was concentrating on her successful movie career.
3. The Very Best of Cher
Released in 2003, sold 3,195,803 copies
Boasting over 35 years of classic Cher tracks is her 2003 successful compilation album 'The Very Best of Cher'. The album – which is available in a few different versions – takes us all the way back to her sixties folk-rock roots with her debut hit 'All I Really Want To Do – whilst also showcasing the singer's modern dance sound with the likes of 'Song For The Lonely'. Sales of its 'Special Edition' version brings the album's total sales up to 3,421,009!
4. The Greatest Hits
Released in 1999, sold 2,593,940 copies
Cher has a tremendous back-catalogue of hits – and this is clearly proven as her next best-selling album is also a hits collection. Hot on the heels of her mega-selling 'Believe' album was the release of her 1999 'The Greatest Hits' package. Whilst North America were treated to a separate 'Greatest Hits' package – the rest of the world rushed to stores to buy this one (some countries were able to bag both albums!).
5. Love Hurts
Released in 1991, sold 2,330,680 copies
The follow-up to 1989's 'Heart of Stone' was destined to be a hit – and a hit it was. Although less-successful than its predecessor in territories such as North America and Australasia – the album was a bigger hit than 'Heart of Stone' elsewhere. The album was a tremendous success in Europe, especially in the UK, where it debuted at number one and spent six weeks there. Whilst the European version sported the bonus track of Cher's recent UK number one hit 'The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)', owners of the North American version had to settle for the album's trio of hits, 'Save Up All Your Tears', 'Love Hurts' and 'Could've Been You'.