Cheryl Cole accused of stealing old Top 10

LONDON: Cheryl Cole has been slapped with accusations claiming her debut solo single is lifted from an old Top 10 hit.

Pop fans blasted the British singer, saying her first solo track is a "blatant" copy of Lil Star by US singer Kelis, which reached No3 in 2007.

The 26-year-old star, on the other hand, has denied "stealing" the melody, insisting there were no similarities.

"There are no similarities," the Daily Star quoted a spokesman for Cheryl as saying.

Meanwhile, her 'Fight For This Love' appeared ready to hit the No1 spot in the charts.

Official Charts Company boss Martin Talbot said: "Cheryl's first day's sales are just amazing and put her in pole position to top the chart on Sunday.

"She is likely to set the sales standard by which everyone is judged for the rest of the year."