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Old 11-01-2013, 11:56
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Excellent news!! congrats, james!!
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:01
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Reckon he is going to sneek no1 again you know.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:15
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Reckon he is going to sneek no1 again you know.
He'll be #3 I reckon.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:56
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He'll be #3 I reckon.
He's #3 now. He just made the Norwegian iTunes chart, #83 now. It's not much to brag about, but it's a start
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Old 13-01-2013, 18:53
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WOW Britney finally got her number one!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats Brit and sayonara James
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Old 13-01-2013, 19:22
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"impossible" becomes the first X-Factor winning single to spend 5 weeks in the Top 3.
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Old 13-01-2013, 19:52
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"impossible" becomes the first X-Factor winning single to spend 5 weeks in the Top 3.
Incredible.
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:00
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"impossible" becomes the first X-Factor winning single to spend 5 weeks in the Top 3.
I don't respect the song and the singer at all so whatever
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:02
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I don't respect the song and the singer at all so whatever
How can you disrespect someone you don't know?
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:33
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X Factor Winner Singles - first five weeks chart positions

James Arthur: 1-2-1-1-3
Little Mix: 1-2-6-15-30
Matt Cardle: 1-1-1-1-5
Joe McElderry: 2-1-2-15-25
Alexandra Burke: 1-1-1-3-6
Leon Jackson: 1-1-1-5-15
Leona Lewis: 1-1-1-1-6
Shayne Ward: 1-1-1-1-5
Steve Brookstein: 2-1-2-4-12
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:38
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"impossible" becomes the first X-Factor winning single to spend 5 weeks in the Top 3.
YAY
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:55
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How can you disrespect someone you don't know?
I meant his artistic side rather than himself
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Old 14-01-2013, 16:16
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James is climbing the Norwegian iTunes charts.. he's #59 today! Not bad considering he was 80 something just a few days ago
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Old 15-01-2013, 00:12
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"Impossible" sold 45,814 copies last week for a total of 1,016,581. From the OCC:

It has overtaken Matt Cardle's When We Collide (1,005,246 sales) to become the third biggest selling (of nine) 'coronation' singles by a winner of The X Factor, and now trails only Alexandra Burke's Hallelujah (2008, 1,249,226 sales) and Shayne Ward's That's My Goal (2005, 1,103,351 sales.)
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Old 15-01-2013, 01:00
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Will probably have overtaken Shayne once his chart run is done, and if he has a successful first album Impossible will sell off that as well. I think it's likely he'll overtake Alex at some point.
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Old 15-01-2013, 01:02
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X Factor Winner Singles - first five weeks chart positions

James Arthur: 1-2-1-1-3
Little Mix: 1-2-6-15-30
Matt Cardle: 1-1-1-1-5
Joe McElderry: 2-1-2-15-25
Alexandra Burke: 1-1-1-3-6
Leon Jackson: 1-1-1-5-15
Leona Lewis: 1-1-1-1-6
Shayne Ward: 1-1-1-1-5
Steve Brookstein: 2-1-2-4-12
Little Mix's single really underperformed They're currently the most relevant XF winner though, so they made up for it in the end.
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Old 15-01-2013, 01:05
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iTunes chart positions....

#11 - Switzerland
#53 - Norway
#67 - Germany
#70 - Netherlands
#75 - Sweden
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Old 15-01-2013, 01:15
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Little Mix's single really underperformed They're currently the most relevant XF winner though, so they made up for it in the end.
They only won a year ago...I don't want to sound negative but most winners do well the first album they do.
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Old 15-01-2013, 01:31
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"Impossible" sold 45,814 copies last week for a total of 1,016,581. From the OCC:
It has overtaken Matt Cardle's When We Collide (1,005,246 sales) to become the third biggest selling (of nine) 'coronation' singles by a winner of The X Factor, and now trails only Alexandra Burke's Hallelujah (2008, 1,249,226 sales) and Shayne Ward's That's My Goal (2005, 1,103,351 sales.)
It's also worth noting that Cardle's single didn't reach one million sales until June, 2012. James sold more copies in five weeks than Cardle in eighteen months.

Presumably Matt won't make any more stupid comments about outselling James. . .
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Old 15-01-2013, 08:43
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iTunes chart positions....

#11 - Switzerland
#53 - Norway
#67 - Germany
#70 - Netherlands
#75 - Sweden
This is so great I hope he can get top ten in Switzerland.
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Old 15-01-2013, 09:12
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It's also worth noting that Cardle's single didn't reach one million sales until June, 2012. James sold more copies in five weeks than Cardle in eighteen months.

Presumably Matt won't make any more stupid comments about outselling James. . .
From what I read, James was the one who was rude to all former male X factor winner...
I don't know him, I don't wish him to fail, but for now, it's just a very successfull cover on the back of the X factor. The real test seems to be the 1st (for some) or 2cond (for others) album...
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Old 15-01-2013, 13:32
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Impossible just cracked Top 50 on iTunes here in Norway wohoo
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Old 15-01-2013, 13:44
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Where is this international charting coming from? This has never happened before with the winner single.
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Old 15-01-2013, 17:43
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Where is this international charting coming from? This has never happened before with the winner single.
I think previous singles may have been released on itunes around Europe but perhaps.... none of them have charted within the top 100....or maybe they have at some point and no has kept track of them.

James is the favourite to win Best British Single at the Brits with Impossible...
http://www.oddschecker.com/awards/br...ds/best-single
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:01
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X Factor Winner Singles - first five weeks chart positions

James Arthur: 1-2-1-1-3
Little Mix: 1-2-6-15-30
Matt Cardle: 1-1-1-1-5
Joe McElderry: 2-1-2-15-25
Alexandra Burke: 1-1-1-3-6
Leon Jackson: 1-1-1-5-15
Leona Lewis: 1-1-1-1-6
Shayne Ward: 1-1-1-1-5
Steve Brookstein: 2-1-2-4-12
Chart positions of the winners song are somewhat irrelevant. One look at the list above illustrates how little success has been had from the artists above own material. Only a couple on the list made it to a reasonably selling 2nd LP. Little Mix's second single didnt sell overly well - so the jury's out there - and the album has done ok but not stunningly well. Also, this year that has been almost nothing new released in the first 2 weeks of January which has probably helped his sales and chart position.
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