James Arthur beats One Direction's Niall Horan in X Factor battle for Number 1


X Factor's James Arthur has claimed the Number 1 spot for a second week.

His comeback track Say You Won't Let Go has, aptly, refused to let go of podium position in the singles chart.

And that's unfortunate for another X Factor star, One Direction's Niall Horan.

He dropped his debut solo single This Town last Friday and tonight it's charted at Number 9, the highest new entry of the week (via Official Charts).

Niall has released the track after teaming up with Capitol records, a decision that didn't exactly please former 1D boss Simon Cowell.

On the other hand, James has decided to re-sign to Syco despite being dropped after his first album.

The 28-year-old has come full circle, as Syco confirmed that he is back on their roster of artists, the first time an X Factor star has returned to the label.

"We can confirm that James Arthur is now once again signed to Syco Music in the UK," a spokesperson said. "We are delighted to welcome him back into the Syco fold."

Syco will now release James's new album 'Back From The Edge', which is due out in November.

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