Cher albums discography

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Cher albums discography

Cher performing during her Living Proof: The Farewell Tour in 2004
Releases
Studio albums 25
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 9
Video albums 6
Soundtracks 3

American entertainer Cher has released 25 studio albums, nine compilation albums, three soundtrack albums, and one live album. In 1964 Cher signed a recording contract with Imperial Records, a label owned by Liberty Records. After the success of her first major single, Bob Dylan's "All I Really Want to Do" she and her then-husband Sonny Bono worked on her first album All I Really Want to Do released in 1965. The album peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard 200 and at number seven on the UK Albums Chart. After the massive success of "I Got You Babe" the record label encouraged her to record the second album, The Sonny Side of Chér (1966). The record peaked within the top 30 in several countries. Chér (1966) and With Love, Chér (1967) were less successful on the music charts. Backstage and her first official compilation album Cher's Golden Greats (1968) her last efforts with Imperial were critically and commercially unsuccessful. In 1969 Cher signed with Atco Records and released two albums: the critical acclaimed 3614 Jackson Highway and her first soundtrack album Chastity for the film of the same name; both of them were a commercial failure.

Cher entered the 1970s with the release of the album Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (1971), released under the label Kapp Records later absorbed by the MCA Records. The record proved to be critically and commercially successful peaking at number sixteen on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); her first solo album to do so. Next year she followed it with her less successful eighth studio album Foxy Lady. In 1973 she released two records: Bittersweet White Light (which was the last album produced by Sonny Bono) and Half-Breed her second gold album in the United States. Dark Lady was released as her eleventh studio album in 1974 and was less successful on the music charts. After the separation with Sonny she signed a new $2.5 million recording contract and business deal with Warner Bros. Records.[1] From 1975 to 1977 she released a string of critic and commercial failures: Stars, I'd Rather Believe in You, Cherished and Two the Hard Way (with her then husband Gregg Allman) which is considered the lowest point of her career.[2] In 1979 she signed with Casablanca Records and released her fifteenth album: Take Me Home, which was certified gold in the United States. Prisoner (1979) was less successful than its predecessor. In the beginning of the 1980s, Cher formed a band called the "Black Rose" and released their first album Black Rose which was later re-released in Germany as Cher's solo album. In 1982 Columbia Records released the album I Paralyze; with decreasing album sales and a lack of successful singles, Cher decided to focus on her acting career.

In 1987 Cher signed with Geffen Records and released her first album in five years: Cher proved to be successful on the music charts and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Her twentieth studio album Heart of Stone (1989) peaked at number one in Australia and entered the top ten in several other territories; it achieved multi-platinum status and became her best-selling album at that time. In 1991 Cher released her twenty-first studio album Love Hurts; it became her first number-one in the United Kingdom and also topped the album charts of several European countries. However, it was less successful in North America. Her third official compilation album and last effort with Geffen, Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 was released outside North America and became her second consecutive number-one album in the United Kingdom and reached the top ten in many countries around the globe. In 1995 she signed with Warner Bros. which became her main record company. The first release with Warner was her twenty-second studio album It's a Man's World (1995) which was less successful than its predecessors. Her twenty-third studio album Believe released at the end of 1998 was heralded as her comeback album and became her best-selling studio album ever, having shipped around 20 million units worldwide.[3] 1999's compilation The Greatest Hits released outside the United States became an international chart-topper. Cher entered the 2000s with the release of the independent album not.com.mercial exclusively through her official website. In 2001/02 Cher released her twenty-fifth studio album Living Proof which entered the Billboard 200 at number nine and was certified gold. After leaving Warner UK, Cher signed a worldwide deal with the US division of Warner Bros. Records in September 2003.[4] The Very Best of Cher released on the same year was a chart success and was certified two times platinum in the United States. Her third soundtrack album, from the musical film Burlesque was released in 2010 and was certified gold by the RIAA. Cher's latest studio album, Closer to the Truth, was released in September 2013.

Cher has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and is recognized as one of the world's top-selling female recording artists of all time.[5]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[6]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NZ
[12]
SPA
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
All I Really Want to Do 16 7
The Sonny Side of Chér
  • Released: February, 1966
  • Label: Imperial, Liberty
  • Formats: LP
26 11
Chér
  • Released: October, 1966
  • Label: Imperial, Liberty
  • Formats: LP
59
With Love, Chér
  • Released: November, 1967
  • Label: Imperial, Liberty
  • Formats: LP
47
Backstage
  • Released: July, 1968
  • Label: Imperial, Liberty
  • Formats: LP
3614 Jackson Highway
  • Released: June 20, 1969
  • Label: Atco, Rhino
  • Formats: LP
160
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves[A] 16 43 14
Foxy Lady
  • Released: July 10, 1972
  • Label: Kapp, MCA
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
43 39
Bittersweet White Light
  • Released: April, 1973
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
140
Half-Breed
  • Released: September, 1973
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
28 65 21
Dark Lady
  • Released: May, 1974
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
69 86 33
Stars
  • Released: May, 1975
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
153 100
I'd Rather Believe in You
  • Released: October, 1976
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
Cherished
  • Released: September, 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
Take Me Home 25 24
Prisoner
  • Released: October 22, 1979
  • Label: Casablanca
  • Formats: LP, Cassette
I Paralyze
Cher
  • Released: November 10, 1987
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
32 32 39 44 26
Heart of Stone
  • Released: June 19, 1989
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
10 1 15 17 19 7 19 7
Love Hurts
  • Released: June 18, 1991
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
48 15 1 29 6 4 4 3 1
It's a Man's World
  • Released: November 6, 1995
  • Label: WEA, Reprise
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
64 8 46 74 18 10
Believe
  • Released: November 10, 1998
  • Label: WEA, Warner Bros.
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
4 13 1 1 5 1 1 2 2 2 7
not.com.mercial[D]
Living Proof
  • Released: November 19, 2001
  • Label: WEA, Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, digital download
9 68 19 53 13 26 17 29 16 46
Closer to the Truth
  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
3 17 11 4 77 6 32 45 11 4
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Compilations[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[32]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[33]
FRA
[34]
GER
[11]
NZ
[12]
SPA
[35]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Cher's Golden Greats
  • Released: 1968
  • Label: Imperial, Liberty
  • Formats: LP
195 11
Superpack Vol. 1 92
Superpack Vol. 2
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: LP
95
Greatest Hits
  • Released: October 1974
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, CD
152 100
Greatest Hits: 1965–1992[E]
  • Released: November 9, 1992
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: LP, CD
48 6 16 6 23 6 19 1
If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits[F]
  • Released: March 9, 1999
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD, digital download
57 40
The Greatest Hits[G]
  • Released: November 30, 1999
  • Label: WEA
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5 1 17 6 1 15 5 3 2 7
The Very Best of Cher
  • Released: April 1, 2003
  • Label: Warner Bros. / W.S.M.
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 12 17 25 31 2 10 17
Gold
  • Released: March 1, 2005
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD, digital download
34
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[40]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[41]
CAN
[42]
FRA
[43]
GER
[44]
NDL
[45]
NOR
[46]
NZ
[47]
SWI
[48]
Chastity
  • Released: June 20, 1969
  • Label: Atco
  • Formats: LP
Mermaids
  • Released: November 13, 1990
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: LP, CD
65 29 55 11
Burlesque
  • Released: November 19, 2010
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, digital download
18 2 5 4 108 12 78 5 8
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[53]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[54]
BEL
[55]
FRA
[56]
GER
[57]
NDL
[58]
SWI
[59]
VH1 Divas 1999
  • Released: April 13, 1999
  • Label: VH1
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
90 43 42 60 41 14
VH1 Divas Las Vegas
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: VH1
  • Formats: CD
104
Live! The Farewell Tour[H]
  • Released: August 26, 2003
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, digital download
40 43 29 82 50 69
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Video albums[edit]

Main article: Cher videography
Title Video details Certifications
Extravaganza: Live at the Mirage
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: VHS, Laserdisc
The Video Collection[I]
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • Formats: VHS, Laserdisc
Live in Concert
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: HBO Home Video
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
The Farewell Tour
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Warner Music Vision
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
Live at the Mirage[J]
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • Formats: DVD

Other albums[edit]

Title Album details
Two the Hard Way
(with Gregg Allman)
  • Released: November 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: LP
Black Rose[K]
  • Released: August 21, 1980
  • Label: Casablanca, EMI
  • Formats: LP, Cassette, Compact Disc

Notes^

  • A ^ Note that the album Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves was originally released under the title, Cher.[64] This is the reason why the Gold certification issued by RIAA in 1972 appears under Cher.
  • B ^ Note that the Platinum-award received for Cher (1987), is the first Platinum-award for Cher, which is released through Geffen Records,[65] and not through Kapp records as the Platinum for Cher (1987) appears in RIAA's database. This is an anomaly by RIAA which should not confuse readers.
  • C ^ Note that some of Australia's earlier certifications cannot be found in ARIA's database as it covers the years 1997–present; therefore, an editor has contacted the ARIA team via e-mail to obtain all available certifications for Cher that ARIA has issued throughout the years.
  • D ^ not.com.mercial was released exclusively through the Internet via Cher.com and ArtistDirect.
  • E ^ Greatest Hits: 1965–1992 was released for the markets outside North America and Canada.
  • F ^ If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits was released only for the American market.
  • G ^ The Greatest Hits was released only outside North America.
  • H ^ Live! The Farewell Tour was released in limited edition form, with only 200,000 copies available.
  • I ^ Cher – The Video Collection was only released in the UK and Brazil to promote Cher's compilation Greatest Hits: 1965–1992.
  • J ^ Live at the Mirage is a DVD release of the 1992 VHS release containing many extras and bonus songs that were not included on the VHS version.
  • K ^ Black Rose was recorded with the self-titled band. In 1999 it was re-released by a German label "Spectrum" as a Cher solo album.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bego 2004, pp. 97–98: Geffen cutting a deal with Spector and Warner Bros. Records to record and release one Cher test single under Warner-Spector Records; Ferguson & Danza 1999: Spector's intention of using the single to launch his Warner specialty label; Rees & Crampton 1999, p. 194: $2.5 million deal with Warner.
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Two the Hard Way - Allman and Woman | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Zfat, Natalie (2007-01-23). "Don't Call It a Comeback". Rolling Stone (Rolling Stone). Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  4. ^ Newman, Melinda (July 13, 2003). "The Beat: Cher Signs Worldwide Warner Bros. Deal". Billboard (New York: Prometheus Global Media) 115 (37): 13. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ SMH, AFP (2012-04-23). "Anger as 'Cher' tries to sell Adelaide key on eBay". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  6. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in U.S.:
  7. ^ a b c d Peak chart positions for albums in Australia:
  8. ^ a b "Austriancharts.at: Cher (albums)" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  9. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com: Cher (albums)" (in French). lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
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  12. ^ a b "Charts.org.nz: Cher". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  13. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Spain:
  14. ^ a b "Swedishcharts.com: Cher (Albums)". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  15. ^ a b "Swisscharts.com: Cher (Albums)" (in German). swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  16. ^ a b "Official Charts Company: Cher". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "RIAA Gold & Platinum: Searchable database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
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  21. ^ a b c d e f "Scapolo, Dean (2007). The Complete New Zealand Music Charts 1966-2006". RIANZ. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  22. ^ a b c "1990" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  23. ^ a b c d "IFPI Austria: Gold & Platin" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
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  25. ^ a b c d e "Edelmetall: Cher" (in German). swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  26. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  27. ^ "SNEP: Certifications Albums Platine - année 1999" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  28. ^ "Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
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  31. ^ "2001" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  32. ^ "Allmusic: Cher (Awards)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  33. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
  34. ^ "Infodisc: Cher (albums)". SNEP (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  35. ^ "Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2" (in Spanish). Charts SPA. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  36. ^ "SNEP: Cher (Greatest Hits" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  37. ^ "Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  38. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  39. ^ "2003" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  40. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in USA:
  41. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Austria:
  42. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
  43. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in France:
  44. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Germany:
  45. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in the Netherlands:
  46. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Norway:
  47. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in New Zealand:
  48. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Switzerlands:
  49. ^ "Music Canada: Mermaids". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  50. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum: Burlesque". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  51. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  52. ^ "Music Canada: Burlesque". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  53. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in USA:
  54. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Austria:
  55. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Belgium:
  56. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in France:
  57. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Germany:
  58. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in the Netherlands:
  59. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Switzerlands:
  60. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum: VH1 Divas 1999". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  61. ^ "Argentine Certification Database". CAPIF. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  62. ^ "Brazil's Certification Database". ABPD. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  63. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Note: To retrieve the certification, click on "<<Urval" on the right side of page, select "DVD Album" and move the upper slider to year 2003, and move the lower slider to week 36). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  64. ^ "Allmusic: Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves". Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  65. ^ Award is Living Proof of Success. 2002-12-07. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 

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