Living Proof is the twenty-fifth album by American singer-actress Cher, released in November 2001 in Europe and February 2002 in the United States by Warner Bros. Records and WEA Records.
It debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart with sales of 114,000 copies in its first week.
The lead single in Europe and Australia was ˝The Music’s No Good Without You˝, while the United States received ˝Song for the Lonely˝. ˝
The Music’s No Good Without You˝ received major success in the UK, becoming a top ten hit. ˝Song for the Lonely˝ peaked at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart (one of four songs from the album to top the U.S. dance chart).
˝Alive Again˝ and ˝A Different Kind of Love Song˝ were follow-up singles.
˝A Different Kind of Love Song topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play and chart on the Hot 100 at #105.
Despite not being released as a single ˝When the Money’s Gone˝ charted on the Hot 100 at #112.
The third American single was ˝When the Money’s Gone˝/˝Love One Another˝, earning Cher a Grammy nomination for ˝Love One Another˝.
She lost the award to Kylie Minogue’s song ˝Come into My World˝.
Cher won many awards including a World Music Award for Dance/Club Play Artist of the Year and Lifelong Contribution Award shortly after the release of the album.
It became her eighth consecutive album to be certified at least Gold in the United Kingdom.
In Australia, prior to the release of the album, earlier unedited versions of ˝Alive Again˝, ˝Rain Rain˝ and ˝Love So High˝ were released on CD as a sampler for promotional use only.
These versions have been positively received by Cher fans, and have spread through forums and file sharing networks.
The scarce sampler CD also included ˝The Music’s No Good Without You˝ and ˝A Different Kind of Love Song˝.
The tracklist varied in certain parts of the world. ˝You Take It All˝, ˝The Look˝ and ˝When You Walk Away˝ were available on the European, Japanese and American versions respectively.