X Factor’s Ben Haenow crowned 2014 Official Christmas No.1
Ben Haenow’s 'Something I Need' holds off stiff competition from the likes of Mark Ronson’s 'Uptown Funk' FT Bruno Mars, The Pogues’ 'Fairytale Of New York' FT Kirsty MacColl and last minute surprise contender, The Wealdstone Raider’s 'Got No Fans', to claim this year’s Christmas No.1 crown.
First he wins The X Factor, now he’s Official Christmas No.1, it’s not been a bad old month for Ben Haenow.
And, with a combined chart sales figure of over 214,000, 'Something I Need' – whose proceeds go to charity Together for Short Lives - is now the second-fastest selling single of the year, behind Band Aid 30’s 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?', which shifted nearly 313,000 copies in its first week back in November.
“To have even been in the running for Christmas Number 1 against some of the names that were in the race, and then to have actually won is incredible,” Ben told OfficialCharts.com, “It’s an incredible end to my year.
“I’m gonna go and have a few good drinks with my mates…definitely more than a few good drinks… to really celebrate! I’m absolutely shocked, I can’t believe it.”
Watch Ben Haenow's official video for 'Something I Need' as well as his X Factor Final's version, and watch him be interviewed on Good Morning Britain below:
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