James Arthur's Impossible Tops UK Singles Chart
The X Factor winner scores fastest-selling single of year with debut...
James Arthurhas scored has gone straight in at the top of the Official UK Singles Chart - one week after triumphing on the ITV talent show.
His cover of Shontelle's Impossible became the fastest-selling track of 2012 - clocking up sales of 490,000 copies - with profits going to charity.
He commented: "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!"
Will.I.Am went straight in at No 2 with Scream & Shout (ft. Britney Spears), with Bruno Mars' Locked Out Of Heaven slipping one spot to No 3.
Last week's No 1, Gabrielle Aplin's The Power Of Love, dropped three places to No 4, while Olly Murs' Troublemaker (ft. Flo Rida) fell two places to No 5.
Meanwhile over in the Official UK Albums Chart there was a new No 1 in the form of Bruno Mars' latest LP Unorthodox Jukebox.
Olly Murs dropped one place to No 2 with Right Place Right Time, and Michael Bublé's Christmas also slipped a place to No 3.
Emeli Sandé's Our Version Of Events rose three places to No 4 and Rod Stewart's Merry Christmas Baby rounded out the top five.
The Official UK Top 10 Singles...
1 (-) James Arthur - Impossible
2 (-) Will.I.Am - Scream & Shout (ft. Britney Spears)
3 (2) Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
4 (1) Gabrielle Aplin - The Power Of Love
5 (3) Olly Murs - Troublemaker (ft. Flo Rida)
6 (-) Rihanna - Stay (ft. Mikky Ekko)
7 (5) Rihanna - Diamonds
8 (4) Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful (ft. Emeli Sandé)
9 (9) PSY - Gangnam Style
10 (6) One Direction - Little Things