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Bill Lamb

James Arthur Headed Back To the Top In the UK With "Impossible"

By December 27, 2012

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James Arthur Impossible

Although it earned the coveted Christmas #1 title, the Justice Collective charity single "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" did not have a long stay at the top in the UK. This week "Impossible," the first single from X Factor UK winner James Arthur, will return to the top of the pop singles chart for a second non-consecutive week. In just three weeks the song has sold over 830,000 copies making it the fifth bestselling debut single from any X Factor contestant. That means he has surpassed the sales of first singles from One Direction, Olly Murs, and JLS. The original version of "Impossible" by Shontelle reached #9 in the UK and #13 in the US.

  • Watch James Arthur sing "Impossible"

Single cover courtesy Syco

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