X Factor 2017 winners Rak-Su outside Top 40 in midweek chart – as Mariah Carey skyrockets
The group’s winners single Dimelo had only until midnight last night to register for today’s sales flash, and is already No46.
It now has until midnight on Thursday to continue its sales momentum before this week’s final tally is revealed on Friday.
As it stands, Dimelo – featuring Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, has a three-day handicap, given that the chart tracking week runs Friday-Thursday, and they didn’t win X Factor until Sunday night.
However, given that it’s currently at No1 on the iTunes listings, it stands in good stead to rise significantly, providing its popularity on streaming platforms is also hefty.
Elsewhere, Mariah Carey is continuing her annual ascent up the rundown with All I Want For Christmas Is You; racing from No22 to No4 in today’s update.
On iTunes, the 1994 classic is only at No32 – meaning the lion’s share of its performance is coming from streams.
Similarly Wham!’s Last Christmas has raced up to No5, and the Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York is at No9.
However it is Ed Sheeran out in front: Perfect is benefitting massively from a new version featuring Beyonce, and is leading the race at the half-way stage.
Assuming it holds until Friday, it will be his fourth chart-topping single.
Elsewhere Rita Ora holds at No2 with Anywhere and Camila Cabello is expected to drop from No1 to No3 with Havana, after five weeks on the throne.
The highest new entry – pending a Rak-Su surge – is from Louis Tomlinson, whose Miss You is currently showing at No30.
In the albums market, U2 are heading for the top with Songs of Experience – likely to be their first Top 5 record since 2009.
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