Beckii Cruel Gains UK Chart Position

Beckii Cruel: Photo by Dorothy Flint.

Love her or loathe her, Beckii Cruel is back. And this time with her debut UK single. And it’s riding in the charts – above the likes of Katy Perry and the Saturdays! The schoolgirl-turned-idol-superstar was a massive hit in Japan over the last few years, and hit the attention of the UK when BBC3 ran a documentary on her story.

Her new single ‘You Can’t Kiss Me’ features Aussie house duo The Clones and is currently sitting at number two in the Music Week Club Chart, just behind Chase and Status. The song also entered the Upfront Top 100 at 45.

Beckii comments, “This is brilliant news. We’ve done this all on our own without even a record company behind us so it is all the more incredible. I did a radio show in Spain last week, so the tracks are creeping their way around Europe now as well. Hopefully this will just keep building all the way through the upcoming holidays”

You can get up to speed on her history and the iconic Japanese figure who originally inspired her by reading our piece on her rise to fame on the MangaUK blog.

The single is available now from iTunes UK and, containing seven remixes additional to the track’s original mix. We’ll leave you with the Bluestone remix:


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5 Responses to Beckii Cruel Gains UK Chart Position

  1. Dave says:

    I can make up a chart nobody’s ever heard of and say my single’s selling well too!

    I’m currently number 3 in the mr blobby chart! Above Lady Gaga!!!

  2. Derek says:

    Music week is hardly a made up chart. One of the most influential trade papers there is

    • Dave says:

      Don’t knock the mr blobby chart, it too is influential amongst its readership!

      So how much is this chart success translating into real world figures then? Single sales (a good few hundred at a push?), radio play on national stations (zero?) etc.

      I can’t imagine royalties off of club performances can amount to much unless you’re a prolific club music producer.

      And lets face it, no matter how “influential” it may be, no (sane)music exec is gonna plonk down a hefty advance for someone based solely on something they read in a trade mag chart; too much talent out there.

      • Derek says:

        Well, she is no 1 in that chart as of today, and 41 in their main chart. We will just have to wait and see if anything new comes along as a result. Her producer is a very pleased guy anyway.

  3. says:

    And this is what’s wrong with the music industry.

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