Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Joe McElderry finally gets his solo N0.1

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Joe McElderry finally gets his solo N0.1

Joe McElderry winner of X-Factor 2009 has finally claimed his long awaited stint at the top of the charts with d├ębut single The Climb.

His success comes after he missed out on the Christmas N0.1 spot to an internet campaign which saw him beaten by US rockers Rage Against The Machine.

Joe learned of his delayed ascent to the top spot as he began a family ski trip in Austria yesterday.

A week after the top two singles almost sold one million copies between them, McElderry sold 195,729 this week, with Rage's Killing In The Name could only sell a smaller but still respectable 69,000 units

It was still enough to secure second place, Rage may also have benefited from its airing on the Top Of The Pops Christmas Day special.

McElderry's X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole is at No.4 with her song 3 Words, outsold five-to-one by her protege, behind Lady GaGa in at No.3 with Bad Romance.

An overjoyed McElderry told The Sun: 'I am so happy that the single is at No.1. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me.

'This has been the best Christmas ever and I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.'

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