X Factor star Honey G's debut single would have made the top 40 on sales alone

Streaming to blame for 'The Honey G Show' flopping in the charts


X Factor star Honey G's debut single may have flopped at number 149 - but it would have been in the top 40 on sales alone.

The North Weezy rapper released her track 'The Honey G Show' last Friday, just days after the ITV show ended.

It initially rocketed to the iTunes top 10 - but yesterday limped in to the Official Singles Chart at number 149.

And it seems streaming - which has been included in the chart since 2014 - is to blame for the woeful result.

Honey failed to make even the top 100 of the audio streaming tally, which tracks plays on services such as Spotify and Apple Music.

However, she just made it in to the top 40 of the latest sales chart, landing at number 35.

Therefore, under the old system, the song's official chart placing would have been well over 100 places higher. (We'll leave you to decide whether that's a good thing or not.)

Honey signed with Simon Cowell's label Syco shortly after her elimination from The X Factor last month.

The 'realest chick in the game' recently told Digital Spy that she has plans for a second single.

"One of the Syco producers has already written a second single and wants to release it in the New Year which is amazing," she said.

But Cowell has yet to agree to an album deal, so she'll have to hope her follow-up track does better...

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