XFactor winner James Arthur sells millionth copy of 'Impossible'

James Arthur (X Factor)

X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur is set to sell his millionth copy of 'Impossible' this week after enjoying yet another week at number one.

James' winner’s song Impossible sold a further 70,000 copies this week to keep Britney Spears and Will.i.am off the top spot, having previously missed out on last week’s Christmas number one.

The song has now shifted an impressive 971,000 copies in its four weeks of release and spent three weeks at number one.

James tweeted this week: “I’m number 1 again? Sweet!! Thanks must go to you sick individuals who bought it! And I mean sick in a good way! #LOVE #Whatayear xxx”

The Official Charts Company reported last week that the song has already eclipsed the total sales of Leona Lewis’ A Moment Like This, 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.

The song is now quickly catching up with the remaining winner’s singles and will almost certainly overtake them in due curse.

Currently Alexandra Burke’s Hallelujah (1.2 million), Shayne Ward’s That’s My Goal (1.1 million) and Matt Cardle’s When We Collide (1 million) remain in James' way of having the biggest selling X Factor debut yet.

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