XFactor winner James Arthur gets BRITs 2013 nomination for Best Single

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur has picked up a BRIT nomination for his winner's single.

James' cover of Impossible has been at number one for three or the past four weeks, having now sold over one million copies.

Despite having been release just a month ago, the track is now up for Best British Single at the 2013 BRIT Awards in February.

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

The song is up against the likes of Adele with Skyfall, Emeli Sande with Next To Me and Jessie J's Domino for the gong.

We know, Tulisa's Sight Of You was shockingly overlooked.

Meanwhile Xtra Factor host and former X Factor finalist Olly Murs has picked up a nomination for Best British Male performer, competing against Ben Howard, Calvin Harris, Plan B and Richard Hawley.

He'll also be competing against James for Best Single for his collaboration with Flo Rida on Troublemaker.

X Factor stars One Direction also have a nod in the Best Group category, with the boys up against alt J, Mumford And Sons, Muse and The xx.

The Brit Awards will be presented next month in a ceremony live at the O2 in London.

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