Justin Bieber is currently holding on to the top spot on the Official Singles Chart, but will he be knocked off by X Factor winner Louisa Johnson this week?
As Louisa’s winner’s single Forever Young was launched too late last night (December 13) to be counted on today’s Official Chart Update, Bieber’s Love Yourself continues to lead the way on today’s tally. He’s expected to face fierce competition from Louisa’s Bob Dylan cover, whose chart progress will be revealed tomorrow (December 15) after its first full 24 hours on sale.
Last year’s X Factor winner Ben Haenow notched up 214,000 combined sales with his winner’s single Something I Need during its first week on sale. Check out the full list of best selling X Factor winner’s singles here.
Elsewhere on today’s Update, Bieber’s Sorry remains at 2, Grace ft. G-Eazy’s You Don’t Own Me leaps from 5 to 3, Adele’s Hello is at 4, and Sigala’s Sweet Lovin’ rounds off the Top 5.
New entries and high climbers
Following an emotional performance on last night’s X Factor final, One Direction’s History enters the tally at Number 20 today, while The 1975’s new single UGH! debuts at 27.
Shawn Mendes is on course to make his UK Top 40 debut this week with Stitches, leaping nine spots to 32 today, Stormzy’s campaign to claim this year’s Christmas Number 1 with Shut Up gathers apace, zooming 63 places to 36, and Craig David’s When The Bassline Drops could enter the Top 40 this week, currently up 47 places to Number 40.
Finally, five Christmas classics are currently inside this week’s Update, lead by Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, which is up three places to Number 10 and could mark the track’s first Top 10 entry since 2007 this Friday.
Elsewhere, The Pogues’ ft Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale Of New York (13), Wham’s Last Christmas (25), Wizzard’s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (31) and Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone (35) are all on track for a placing in this week’s Top 40.