Sam Bailey is Christmas No.1 but how well did she sell?

Prison officer Sam Bailey from Leicester has triumphed over teenager Nicholas McDonald to be named the 2013 X Factor winner.

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Sam Bailey loses charts top spot after just one week

Leicester's X Factor winner Sam Bailey has been knocked off the number one spot after just one week in the official charts rundown.

After being beaten into second place last week, Pharrell Williams came back fighting and took over the top position, claiming his third number one hit of the year.

Sam Bailey has been knocked off the number one spot
Sam Bailey has been knocked off the number one spot Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

The 36-year-old mother-of-two sold 149,000 copies of her winner's single Skyscraper, a cover of Demi Lovato's hit single, bagging her the Christmas Number One title - albeit with the lowest sales for that week on record.

Meanwhile, Robbie Williams held onto the top spot in the albums chart, despite facing competition from his Take That bandmate and X Factor judge Gary Barlow.

Pharrell Williams knocked Sam Bailey off the top spot
Pharrell Williams knocked Sam Bailey off the top spot Credit: Matthew Baker/PA

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Sam Bailey: Christmas Number One is 'icing on the cake'

Former prison officer turned X Factor winner Sam Bailey has said achieving the coveted Christmas Number One spot with her debut single 'Skyscraper' was the "icing on the cake".

X Factor winner Sam Bailey with a copy of her new single at an HMV Store in Leicester. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Bailey told OfficialCharts.com: "Being Number 1 is absolutely amazing.

"It really is the icing on the cake and it means Great Ormond Street Children's Charity and Together For Short Lives will benefit from the single, which makes it extra special."

Sam Bailey is crowned Christmas Number 1 winner

Sam Bailey with the Official Number one trophy Credit: Official Charts Company

Former Leicester prison officer turned X Factor winner Sam Bailey has achieved the coveted Christmas Number One spot with her debut single 'Skyscraper'.

The 36-year-old mum of two sold 149,000 copies of the cover version of Demi Lovato's original, beating Pharell's new release Happy to the top of the charts.

Official Chart logo Credit: Official Charts Company

Earlier this week Sam came back to Leicester to perform at her beloved football club, Leicester City, at their League Cup tie against Manchester City.

Watch: Sam Bailey 'one of our own' performs at Leicester City game

Sam Bailey says she's delighted with the number one Credit: Official Charts Company

Sam Bailey expected to be Christmas Number 1

Leicester singer, Sam Bailey, is expected to be Christmas Number One, when the chart is announced later today.

Sam Bailey signing copies of her record at a store in Leicester Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

She has wowed audiences throughout the X Factor competition, and following her win last Sunday, released Skyscraper, which looks to be heading for the top spot over Christmas this year.

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