X Factor winner James Arthur has admitted that he is more than happy for his debut single to be Number 2 at Christmas, as the Christmas Number 1 is for a worthy cause. James’ debut single Impossible came in at Number 2, behind the Justice Collective song He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, which will give all profits to the families of the victims from the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
Arthur took to his official Twitter account to say, “He ain't heavy he's my brother the deserved Xmas number 1. Beautiful song and a very worthy cause. Bless all affected by the disaster #LOVE.”
James had previously encouraged his fans to support his rival single, “Platinum single baby! Not a bad start :) thanks to all who bought it now make sure the hillsbrough tune is number 1!! #LOVE.”
It is not all bad news for James Arthur though, as he did get to celebrate being number one the week before. He did look set to be number one again in the mid-week chart but he ended up losing out to the Justice Collective by over 45,000 copies. Check out the Justice Collective single He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, below.