It is announced...
Jason Gregory
19:27 26th December 2010

X Factor winner Matt Cardle has retained his position at the top of the UK singles chart.

The singer’s single ‘When We Collide’, a cover of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many Of Horror’, sold over 300,000 copies in its second week.

The track has now shifted over 740,000 copies in just two weeks.

It is also the second biggest-selling single of the year behind Eminem’s Rihanna-featuring track ‘Love The Way You Lie’.

Rihanna was at number two with ‘What’s My Name’, featuring Drake, and ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’ by Black Eyed Peas, was at number three.

Katy B’s ‘Lights On’ was a new entry at number four, according to the Official Charts Company.

Meanwhile, in the album chart, Take That remained at number one for a sixth week with ‘Progress’.

The group’s first album in fifteen years with Robbie Williams has now sold nearly 2 million copies.

Music Stars On The X Factor

  • Bon Jovi appeared on the latest series of the X Factor to perform alongside the contestants their classic ‘Livin On A Prayer’.

  • Take That gave their first performance with original member Robbie Williams on this year’s X Factor of new single ‘The Flood’

  • Shakira hit the X Factor stage for the first time in series 6 with a performance of ‘Did It Again’.

  • Lady Gaga gave an eye catching performance from a bath tube on series 6 off her single ‘Bad Romance’.

  • Rihanna returned to the show in series 7 to perform her latest single ‘The Only Girl (In The World)’.

  • Jamiroquai caused a stir on the show this series after performing his single ‘White Knuckle Ride’, he was snubbed by judges Cheryl Cole and Danni Minogue after calling them “useless”.

  • Whitney Houston made her disappointing comeback on series 6 with an erratic performance of single ‘Million Dollar Bill’.

  • Black Eyed Peas gave a UK debut with single ‘Meet Me Halfway’ on series 6.

  • Alicia Keys returned to the X Factor for the second time in series 6 with a melody off songs ‘Empire State of Mind/No One/ Doesn’t Mean Anything’.

  • Janet Jackson returned to the UK with a performance on series 6 of ‘‘All For You/Make Me’.

  • Judge Cheryl Cole joined Girls Aloud to perform their single ‘The Promise’ on series 5.

  • Duran Duran appeared on series 4 of the show to perform their classic ‘Notorious’.

  • Rod Stewart appeared on series 3 of the show to perform the Bonnie Tyler classic ‘It’s a Heartache’.

  • Beyonce Knowles wowed UK audiences when she appeared on series 6 performing latest single ‘If I Were A Boy’.

  • Teen star Miley Cyrus made her X Factor debut on series 5 when she performed ‘7 Things’.

  • Barry Manilow appeared on series 3 of the show to perform his cover of the Dean Martin classic ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’.

  • Britney Spears made her UK comeback in series 5 when she gave a controversial performance of new single ‘Womanizer’.

  • Katy Perry appeared for the first time on this year’s X Factor with an exclusive performance of ‘Firework’.

  • Robbie Williams previewed single ‘You Know Me’ on series 6.

  • Michael Buble returned to the X Factors stage for the second time in series 6 to perform his single ‘Cry Me A River’.

  • Sir Paul McCartney appeared on series 6 of the show to perform new single 'Drive My Car', as well as a rendition of Wings 'Live And Let Die'.

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