Will Young, the winner of ITV talent show Pop Idol, has stormed to the top of this week’s UK Singles Chart.
His double A-sided single was so popular that it has sold a staggering 1,108,269 copies in the first week of release. This smashes the previous record to give Will the title of Fastest Selling UK Single in the entire history of the UK charts.
The double-A side contains the tracks Evergreen & Anything Is Possible.Columbian export Shakira came in 2nd place on this week’s charts – but sales of her single “Whenever Whenever” only managed to sell one tenth that of Will Young’s single.
There is currently some controversy as to whether Will shall appear on this week’s Top Of The Pops television show. The BBC’s flagship music program has been asked by Will’s management to allow him to perfom both of the double A-sided tracks. However, the BBC has never allowed any artist to perform more than one song per show. We’ll keep you updated – check back with us for more info!