James Arthur has stormed the UK charts and hit number one with his debut single, Impossible, after winning The X Factor!
His cover of Shontelle’s track from 2010 sold approx 490,000 copies, and the original version also charted again at number 22. He’s scored the largest first-week sales for an X Factor winner since 2008’s Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke, and he’s more than doubled Little Mix’s 210,000 sales with Cannonball.
James received an award from the Official Charts Company when his number one was confirmed, and he said:
“To everyone from home and around Britain who bought the single, thank you very, very much. You’ve made my dreams come true.
“My Number One award is going to go on my mantelpiece and I’ll probably kiss it for two weeks solid every time I pass it!”
Congratulations, James! BS