James Arthur's The X Factor Winner's Single Fastest Selling Ever

11 December 2012, 16:42

The star's cover of 'Impossible' has already sold 187,000 copies in just 24 hours.

James Arthur's The X Factor's winner's single has become the fastest selling in the TV talent show's history.

The digital single has sold more than 187,000 copies in just 24 hours - eclipsing the first day sales of the likes of Leona Lewis and Matt Cardle.

On Twitter, Simon Cowell said: "Looks like James Arthur is going to have a massive hit this week. Congratulations."

Proceeds from sales of James Arthur's cover of Shontelle's 'Impossible' are going to a children's charity.

James beat Jahmene Douglas in the final of The X Factor at the weekend, which also saw performances from Rihanna and One Direction.

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