British pop star Lily Allen is begging U.S. fans to buy her new album - so she can fulfil her ambition of topping the Billboard albums chart.
The singer released her latest record, It's Not Me, It's You, this week (beg09Feb09) and the disc is currently climbing the chart.
But Allen is determined to snag pole position, and, after receiving a positive message from bosses at her record company EMI, has begun an internet campaign to help her achieve her dream.
She writes on her MySpace.com blog, "Earlier today my record company told me It's Not Me, Its You has a pretty good chance of going to number 1 in the U.S. charts this week.
"I'm currently sitting behind Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, who, quite rightly, are sitting at no. 1. I've never had a number one album in England, never mind the U.S., and all of this is a bit crazy. I could well be up for no.1 here (America), which makes me want to cry a bit.
"I've never begged you to buy from me ever, but I am now. This will be the only time ever in my life that this could happen for me. Help me get to no 1, youre the only hope I've got guys. I'll love you forever."