X Factor dominates Christmas charts

This year's singles champion, 18-year-old Scot Leon Jackson, sold 275,742 copies of his debut release When You Believe, last week. That total includes sales of 60,949 downloads and 214,793 CDs. The download was made available last Sunday (16th), while the CD hit the shops officially on Wednesday (19th), though some copies did get sold on Tuesday (18th).

A cover of duelling divas Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston's 1998 number four hit, recorded for The Prince Of Egypt soundtrack, Jackson's single ...

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