Cheryls comeback track Love Made Me Do It is rising the UK charts after plummeting to number 48 in the wake of her controversial performance on The X Factor last weekend.
The former Girls Aloud singer released the confessional track earlier this month to much fanfare, having been out of the music game for over four years.
While the track debuted straight in at number 19 – a disappointing start considering the success of number one tracks like Fight For This Love and Call My Name – it dropped dramatically by 29 places following her performance on The X Factor.
The dance routine was dubbed too raunchy for the shows young audience and garnered nearly 100 Ofcom complaints.
But while many took the tracks early ratings as a sign it was a flop, the single now appears to be making a slow climb back towards the top, after rising one spot in the UK charts on Friday.
According to the Official Charts, Love Made Me Do It now sits at number 47.
Its still also featured on Spotifys Hot Hits 100 playlist, despite claims last week that the track had dropped off the music streaming platform entirely.
It will likely come as a welcome surprise to Cheryl, who vowed to ditch music entirely if her music career flops for the sake of 18-month-old son Bear, who she shares with ex-boyfriend Liam Payne.
If the song goes in at 80 [in the charts], its time for me to move on with my life, the 35-year-old songstress told The Guardian.
Im not going to jump around working hard and spending time away from my son for that.
However, the popstar did make her comeback at an extremely difficult time, facing competition from the likes of Ariana Grande, whose mammoth new single Thank U, Next has so far been streamed 2.3 million times.
Little Mixs Woman Like Me is also proving strong competition, with the track also riding high with 1.3 million streams.
Following her controversial performance on The X Factor last week, Cheryl made a rare move and publicly spoke out about the hate she had received and blasted the tabloid press for the unbalanced negativity.
She told her Twitter followers: Having spent 16 years in the public eye I have always been accepting of peoples opinions. Me personally, my music and performances are never going to be for everyone. And thats OK.
I let a lot of things lie but the sheer level of unbalanced negativity towards me in the tabloid press these past few days has been quite frankly shocking and I need to address it. This level of relentless abuse should not be tolerated in any walk of life.
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