Simon Cowell - X Factor Winner Takes U.k. Christmas Number One
Pop star MATT CARDLE has shot to the top of the U.K. singles chart to score the coveted Christmas number one after claiming victory on SIMON COWELL's British reality TV show THE X FACTOR last weekend (10-12Dec10).
Cardle's When We Collide debuts atop the holiday countdown, fighting off competition from Rihanna's What's My Name at two, and The Trashmen's Surfin' Bird entering at three.
Meanwhile, Michael Jackson's first posthumous release, Michael, is the only new entry on the U.K. albums chart top 40, scrapping in at four.
Boyband Take That make Progress with another week at number one, while Rihanna's Loud climbs up two places to finish in second place.
Michael Buble is at three with Crazy Love and another reality TV star, Olly Murs, rounds out the top five with his self-titled disc at five.