Sir Cliff Richard is still the king of the charts on the musical calendar | Falaise Richard
Sir Cliff Richard has become the king of the 2022 music calendar’s sales chart, proving to be more popular than young stars, it has been reported.
The 81-year-old Young Ones frontman came first in the Calendar Club’s 10 Best Music category, the Sun reports.
Since releasing his first calendar in 1979, Sir Cliff has sold 1.5 million to his enthusiastic fans.
Famous for his hits Summer Holiday and Devil Woman, Sir Cliff had informed potential buyers that he would no longer be able to pose topless for calendars.
However, his 2022 offering includes him posing topless for August in a swimsuit only while raising a drink to the camera from the comfort of a swimming pool.
His schedule was shot primarily in New York City, with a photo taken in Barbados, where Sir Cliff owns a luxury villa.
Sir Cliff spokesman said: âThe schedule was shot in New York City earlier in 2021, with an additional image taken in Barbados.
âSir Cliff loved the informal nature of the shoot and was able to direct the creation himself. “
Along with Sir Cliff, the calendars of another vintage star, Elvis Presley, also remained more in demand than contemporary artists. The king of rock’n’roll took second place in music calendar sales, according to Calendar Club.
Harry Styles, 27, took third place despite the runaway success of his solo music and acting career in recent years after leaving One Direction in 2016.
Kylie Minogue, 53, was fourth ahead of Little Mix sixth and Taylor Swift ninth. The stars were the only women in the top 10 in music calendar sales.
Despite Sir Cliff’s success in music calendar sales, he was no longer in the overall top 10, in which football clubs dominated. Liverpool edged out Manchester United to win most of the overall sales.
Natalie Taylor of Calendar Club said: âCliff is still the king of calendars, but he actually went from seventh in the main ranking, which includes all categories, to 11th. “
In the TV sales chart, the American sitcom Friends came first and the BBC comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys came in second.