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Band Aid 30 reaches number one in 48 countries

Band Aid 30 is already the fastest-selling single of 2014. Credit: Band Aid 30

Bob Geldof has said he is "overwhelmed" after Band Aid 30 single Do They Know It's Christmas reached number one in 48 countries on the iTunes charts.

The song has already become the fastest-selling single of 2014, with 206,00 copies at the latest estimate since its release on Monday morning.

"We're all sitting here overwhelmed and speechless," Geldof said. "So many people will now find some comfort this Xmas because of you. It makes it all worthwhile doesn't it?"

The former Boomtown Rats singer said he now aimed to beat the record set by the first Band Aid single.

We challenged you and you responded beyond our wildest expectations. Here's todays ask. EVERYONE who bought the track yesterday BUY IT AGAIN TODAY!!!!

– Bob Geldof

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