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James Arthur has claimed his first number one single with his debut release 'Impossible'. The X Factor winner's cover of the Shontelle track is the fastest-selling single of 2012, shifting over 490,000 copies. It is also the second fastest-selling track by an X Factor winner after Alexandra Burke's 'Hallelujah'. Speaking of his first number one single, he said: "To everyone from home and around Britain who bought the single, thank you very, very much. "You've made my dreams come true. The fact that it was in aid of Together For Short Lives, which is a great cause and a great charity, I think that really helped. "My number one award is going to go on my mantelpiece, and I'll probably kiss it for two weeks solid every time I pass it!" 'Impossible' has also outsold 2011 winners Little Mix's (more) »


- By Tom Eames

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