New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
It looks like 2018 will go down as The Year of Cher with Billboard reporting that Cher's new album Dancing Queen
debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, tying for the diva's highest-charting solo album ever with sales of 153,000 units. It also earns the biggest sales week of 2018 for a pop album by a woman, and Cher's largest sales week since Nielsen Music
began electronically tracking music sales in 1991.
debuts in the Top Five in six countries including No.2 in UK, Australia and New Zealand, No. 3 in Germany and Top Ten in Italy, Belgium and Canada.
Cher's "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
" has jumped to #5 on Billboard's Dance Charts. A collection of 10 remixes of the song will be released digitally on October 12.
Twitter celebrated Cher and her iconic, emoji-laden tweets with the release of exclusive Cher emojis for every track on Dancing Queen. They also debuted an unprecedented two episodes of "Behind the Tweets" which racked up 10.7 million views to date.
The LGBTQ community celebrated Dancing Queen
with parties all across the country. Thousands of attendees danced the night away and competed for prizes presented by Cher impersonators from across the drag community.
Across the globe, Cher began her "Here We Go Again
" tour in New Zealand and is currently wowing record breaking crowds of well over 110,000 Australian fans - her first show there in l3 years. "Cher is a class act and a performer without peer," raved Australia's Herald Sun.
Cher's 30-city Live Nation promoted "Here We Go Again
" Tour begins in Estero, Florida on January l7th. Tickets are selling briskly and are available here.
Classic Cher is also scheduled to return to Las Vegas' Park Theater with her very successful residency there. Tickets are available at Tickemaster.com
Cher will receive a Kennedy Center Honor on December 2nd in Washington, DC (airing on CBS on December 26th).
"The Cher Show," the Broadway musical which is co-produced by Cher, is scheduled to open on December 3rd.