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James Arthur shifts 1 million copies of winner's single 'Impossible'

2012's X Factor winner, James Arthur, has reached an impressive landmark in his blossoming music career after selling more than 1 million copies of his first single.

The Official Charts Company reports that as of midnight last night (January 11), 'Impossible' had shifted in excess of 1 million copies in the UK making it the 127th single to achieve this feat in the history of the charts.

Martin Talbot, the Official Charts Company’s Managing Director, explained just how remarkable this milestone really is especially considering the fact that it only took Arthur 4 weeks to manage it:

"Hitting the million mark in around a month is a fantastic achievement for James Arthur. X Factor winners often score strong first week sales, but to push through to the million mark so quickly is truly impressive."

Meanwhile, 'Impossible' was yesterday nominated for Best British Single at the 2013 BRIT Awards and he will compete for the title against the likes of Jessie J with 'Domino' and Robbie Williams with his former No.1 offering, 'Candy'.




Check out Arthur's version of 'Impossible' below:


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