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Old 03-02-2013, 17:33
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So it's almost two months since it was released, and look how well its done.

Would be great if it could win the BRIT award but what are the chances?
James was bookies favourite to win but has been overtaken by Adele once it was announced she'd perform at the Oscars. I still Olly will win that one, though.

Only the younger demographic of mainly teens will be bothered to register & vote..

http://www.oddschecker.com/awards/br...ds/best-single
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Old 03-02-2013, 19:02
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"Impossible" down just two places (#11) in the UK and four places (#8) in Ireland. Sales posted when available.
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Old 04-02-2013, 20:56
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No exact sales available, but #10 sold 21,764 and #14 sold 17,192, so let's say 20K. It must very close to Shayne Ward.
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Old 05-02-2013, 23:43
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We got sales! "Impossible" sold 21,700 for an estimate total of 1,099,500.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:02
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Heard about this on Grimmy's show this morning, thought i'd check it out.
This German teacher had James' face tattooed on her thigh.
Talk about devotion.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...-on-thigh.html
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:21
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Heard about this on Grimmy's show this morning, thought i'd check it out.
This German teacher had James' face tattooed on her thigh.
Talk about devotion.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...-on-thigh.html
NO NO NO NO.

What is WRONG with people?!
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Old 07-02-2013, 19:11
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James was bookies favourite to win but has been overtaken by Adele once it was announced she'd perform at the Oscars. I still Olly will win that one, though.

Only the younger demographic of mainly teens will be bothered to register & vote..

http://www.oddschecker.com/awards/br...ds/best-single
Do the best artist and singles take into account global sales? Because if that's the case then I think yeah Adele's definitely going to win. I still want Olly or James to win because it would mean SO MUCH more than Adele adding another troph to her collection (she's already rocking the Golden Globes and Oscars so let Olly/James get it, please understand Adele!).

I still love Adele but enough's enough really, give others a punt at it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 19:19
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Heard about this on Grimmy's show this morning, thought i'd check it out.
This German teacher had James' face tattooed on her thigh.
Talk about devotion.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...-on-thigh.html
Devotion? No just sad!!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 22:07
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Devotion? No just sad!!!
I can't believe I'm saying this but I so agree. James is a great artist and probably one of my favorite ever acts BUT I would NEVER do that. Some people....

Except if it was Olly Murs or Matt Cardle I may consider it...<3 their lovely faces.
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Old 07-02-2013, 22:24
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I can't believe I'm saying this but I so agree. James is a great artist and probably one of my favorite ever acts BUT I would NEVER do that. Some people....

Except if it was Olly Murs or Matt Cardle I may consider it...<3 their lovely faces.
Oh dear!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 23:07
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I can't believe I'm saying this but I so agree. James is a great artist and probably one of my favorite ever acts BUT I would NEVER do that. Some people....

Except if it was Olly Murs or Matt Cardle I may consider it...<3 their lovely faces.
Strange place to put a tattoo of someone you like. Is she saying that his music is a load of a**e?
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:51
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How well is it doing 2 months on?
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Old 10-02-2013, 15:33
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#2 on the ARIA chart this week
http://www.ariacharts.com.au/chart/singles/819

And the British Single is voted for by the Brits panel this year, instead of the public so no chance of James winning....he might have had a chance otherwise.
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:15
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That's incredible. Really promising.
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:57
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Heard about this on Grimmy's show this morning, thought i'd check it out.
This German teacher had James' face tattooed on her thigh.
Talk about devotion.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...-on-thigh.html
I really love tats in general, although I'd have gone for something more obscure like a lyric from his songs or maybe a word if it was myself.... It's personal to her though so...I guess that's good enough, it does look like James though, I'll give the artist that for sure.




And the British Single is voted for by the Brits panel this year, instead of the public so no chance of James winning....he might have had a chance otherwise.
I think it'll go to Adele. She's in that category isn't she? Maybe a public vote or if it was an original, James might have stood a chance at!
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Old 10-02-2013, 23:26
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great news!!


And the British Single is voted for by the Brits panel this year, instead of the public so no chance of James winning....he might have had a chance otherwise.

in that case, it's a toss up between adele and emeli sande :/
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Old 11-02-2013, 23:02
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Down to #14 in the UK, 9 weeks in the Top 20! Sales around 17K, need to check if it has sold more than Shayne already...

Also down to #10 in Ireland, 9 weeks in the Top 10.

"Impossible" has now reached the Top 2 on 4 countries, think it's a record for a winner's song!
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Old 11-02-2013, 23:39
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Down to #14 in the UK, 9 weeks in the Top 20! Sales around 17K, need to check if it has sold more than Shayne already...

Also down to #10 in Ireland, 9 weeks in the Top 10.

"Impossible" has now reached the Top 2 on 4 countries, think it's a record for a winner's song!
Shayne sold 1.104M....

James is now on 1.115M...assuming he sold about 17k this week. I wish there was a way to find out his worldwide sales...it's probably close to that 1.3M figure we've seen in the press lately.
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:52
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"Impossible" repeats at #3 in Switzerland.

Other peak positions around the world:
Germany - Peak: 65 / weeks: 2
Austria - Peak: 35 / weeks: 3
Netherlands - Peak: 61 / weeks: 5
Australia - Peak: 2 / weeks: 4
New Zealand - Peak: 13 / weeks: 2

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Old 13-02-2013, 17:14
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Considering it's international success I think it's fair to say that Impossible is the most successful winner's single from The X Factor
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:17
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"Impossible" repeats at #3 in Switzerland.

Other peak positions around the world:
Germany - Peak: 65 / weeks: 2
Austria - Peak: 35 / weeks: 3
Netherlands - Peak: 61 / weeks: 5
Australia - Peak: 2 / weeks: 4
New Zealand - Peak: 13 / weeks: 2

wow!!
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:24
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Just think how much money Shontelle is making from this haha. She could retire LOL
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:28
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Just think how much money Shontelle is making from this haha. She could retire LOL
She didn't write it... she's not making a penny from James' version.
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:58
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Score for James! He so deserves this! Can't wait till he comes up with his next single.
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Old 15-02-2013, 03:12
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tellymix reports:


"XFactor winner James Arthur's Impossible is biggest selling X Factor debut ever"



http://tellymix.co.uk/reality-tv/the...ebut-ever.html
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