X Factor's Olly Murs beats Girls Aloud to number one

Olly Murs

Olly Murs has scored his fourth number one single, beating the Girls Aloud's comeback.

Olly, who finished The X Factor as runner up back in 2009, ended up leading the girl group by over 40,000 copies.

The group's new single Something New, this year's official Children In Need record, is their first release for over three years.

The girls performed the track on Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend but it seems that The X Factor still has a much bigger impact on the charts.

Girls Aloud are at number between, behind Olly and ahead of his X Factor pals One Direction, who were number one last week.

Alicia Keys, who performed alongside Olly on the X Factor last Sunday, completes the top five.

Speaking ahead of the chart today, Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh wasn't too worried about missing number one.

“I won’t be at all gutted if we don’t get No 1,” she said. “I would be gutted if we didn’t sell a lot of singles for Children In Need but we have – it’s one of our best selling singles so far, so that’s our main focus.”

Over in the albums and Little Mix's debut record settled for a top five placing on this evening's official chart announcement.

Last year's X Factor winners released their first album DNA on Monday, but it was behind rival X Factor acts One Direction.

Last week saw One Direction beat Little Mix to the number one spot on the single's chart, and the boys have once again cost the girls a chart position, at number two with their second studio album Take Me Home.

Meanwhile Britain's Got Talent winner Susan Boyle has released her fourth studio album, charting at number seven in the charts.

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