Finishing the Year at #1, James Arthur Regains the Top Spot

James Arthur's single 'Impossible' has returned to number one after being beaten by The Justice Collective last week.

Christmas week proved to be a little less elated for James Arthur as his single 'Impossible' was relegated to the second spot in the charts, beaten by the charity single from The Justice Collective, 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'. Plus, in Boxing Day sales his card was declined three times. Embarrassing! However, to bring in the new year he's right back on top with 'Impossible' storming back to #1, which will hopefully set the tone for his 2013. 

According to the Official Charts Company, the single has now sold almost 900,000 copies and is the fourth highest selling first single of X Factor history, beating Leona Lewis' 'A Moment Like This', from 2006, but being curtailed from the top of that pile by Alexandra Burke, Matt Cardle, and Shayne Ward. Only 400,000 more copies to sell before reaching that coveted accolade. 

Coming in at number two in the charts this week was the single from Will.I.Am and Britney Spears 'Scream and Shout', followed by Psy's 'Gangnam Style' with its 19th week in the charts, and 'Troublemaker' by X Factor's own Olly Murs, featuring Flo Rida. Dropping right down to fifth was last week's #1, 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'. 

2012, the year of Emeli Sande, was finished with her album, 'Our Version of Events' ,at number one after 46 weeks in the charts. Having sold 1.4 million copies of the record, it becomes the year's highest selling album. X Factor is still doing well in that category with Olly Murs coming in right behind her at number two.  


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