Louisa Johnson scrapes into the Top 10

The newest X Factor champion Louisa Johnson has recorded the lowest-placing winner’s single debut ever with ‘Forever Young’.

Her cover of Bob Dylan’s classic track enters the UK singles chart at number 9 in a disappointing debut for the 17-year-old.

Meanwhile, it was a much more successful week for Justin Bieber, who has broken a UK chart record previously held by The Beatles.

The singer has become the first artist ever to log four weeks at numbers 1 and 2 in the UK after ‘Love Yourself’ recorded a third successive week at the top, and ‘Sorry’ stayed strong in second spot.

Elsewhere, Adele’s ‘Hello’ is at 3, Grace ft G-Eazy’s ‘You Don’t Own Me’ is at 4, and Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ round out the top 5.

Notably, Stormzy’s ‘Shut Up’ has also risen from 91 to 8 following a Christmas campaign.

There are also Top 40 appearances from classic Christmas hits including Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ (12), The Pogues’ and Kirsty MacColl’s ‘Fairytale of New York’ (15), Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ (24), Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ (34) and Shakin’ Stevens’ ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ (35).

Source: Official Charts Company

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