According to the bookmaker William Hill, the Christmas number one single race is a two horse race between the Hillsborough charity single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' and "The X Factor" winner James Arthur's song, Impossible'.
- The Justice Collective (Hillsborough single) 1/50
- James Arthur, 12/1
Market trader turned singer, Muhammad Shahid Nazir's viral hit '£1 Fish' has odds of 100/1.
A market trader turned singer is challenging X Factor winner James Arthur's 'Impossible' and the Hillsborough charity single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' for the Christmas number one spot.
Muhammad Shahid Nazir's 'One Pound Fish' sing has had over 6 million views on YouTube.
The Justice Collective (Hillsborough single) has been installed as favourite to land the number one slot for Christmas. William Hill offered odds of 1/50 for The Justice Collective (Hillsborough Single) to grab the top spot with The Hollies’ hit He Ain’t Heavy.
X Factor winner James Arthur is the 12/1 second favourite with his single Impossible.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers encourages all football fans to help get the Justice Collective single "He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother" to number one in the singles chart.
The Hillsborough tribute single has now sold 14,000 more copies than its nearest rival, X Factor winner James Arthur.Read the full story ›
A charity single has gone on sale in a bid to raise funds for the families of the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy.Read the full story ›
X Factor winner James Arthur proved nothing is impossible when his debut single rocketed to the top of the charts. Impossible became the fastest selling single of the year so far, with 490,000 copies, according to the Official Chart Company.
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!"
A charity single featuring Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and others is in the running for the Christmas number one.Read the full story ›
Thank you SO much to everyone that voted. This honestly is a dream come true.
X Factor winner James Arthur told ITV1's This Morning that he has "a lot to say" on his upcoming album and promised fans that he will have creative control over his work.
"I will definitely be having control over everything that happens, I will have creative control and the artistic license - if that's not the case, then I wouldn't put anything out that I didn't believe in."