XFactor winner James Arthur set for biggest selling winner's single

The X Factor 2012 Week 9 - James Arthur

X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur’s Impossible is looking good to return to number one in tomorrow's charts.

James lost out to The Justice Collective’s cover of He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother in last week's Christmas number one battle, but is set to reclaim the top spot again this Sunday.

The 24-year-old sold over 450,000 copies of his winner's single to make the top spot in his first week of release, before falling into second spot in the second week.

However now James is set to shoot back up to the top, having shifted a further 125,000 copies of his song in the past five days alone.

It leaves James' current total sales at 838,000 copies, putting it on course to be one of the best selling X Factor debuts ever.

The Official Charts Company reports that the song has already eclipsed the total sales of Joe McElderry’s The Climb, One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful, JLS’ Beat Again, Little Mix’s Cannonball and Olly Murs’ Please Don’t Let Me Go.

Meanwhile in the charts, The Justice Collective’s He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother falls from the top spot to number four, while former X Factor finalist Olly Murs and Flo Rida’s Troublemaker completes the top five.

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