X Factor winner Matt Cardle has claimed the coveted Christmas Number One spot with his new single, When We Collide, a cover of Biffy Clyro’s Many of Horror.
The single sold 439,000 copies in just 6 days, beating the likes of Black Eyed Peas and Rhianna, and making it the fastest selling non-charity single of 2010.
Matt was over the moon with the result. Speaking after the announcemnt on Radio 1. ”I can’t believe it,’ says Matt, 27. ‘As if winning wasn’t enough.
‘I honestly didn’t think I’d even make it on to the live shows, let alone win and be the Christmas No 1. I can’t even begin to describe how it feels.
‘It’s nuts, crackers and crazy.’
Christmas Number 1 Album
Take That claimed the Christmas Number 1 Album, with their latest release – Progress.
Well, the end of this seasons X Factor is almost upon us and will this year see the X Factor take the Christmas Number 1 crown?
It could be any one of Matt Cardle, Rebecca Ferguson, Cher Lloyd or One Direction. Who’s your money on?
Interestingly, the X Factor final has been brought forward a week early to ensure they’ve got a fighting chance. A new internet campaign to the The Silence to Christmas Number 1 could well see them have another battle on their hands.
It’s always the hottest question in the run up to Christmas – who will be Christmas number one?
There have always been a number of contenders, but in recent years the power of the X Factor has produced a number of Christmas number ones due to the sheer success of the TV show and Simon Cowell’s PR machine.
Christmas 2009 saw that all change though when the internet campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to Christmas number 1 beat X Factor winner Joe McElderry to the number one spot by over 50,000!
We’ll have to see what Christmas 2010 brings but you can bet Simon Cowell would like to get his own back, but with the success of the RATM campaign could see even more contenders.
Who do you think will take the Christmas Number 1 for 2010?