7Digital chief claims Rage Against The Machine will be Christmas Number One

But The X Factor sales are still to be added to the final score

7Digital CEO Ben Drury claims Rage Against The Machine‘s ‘Killing In The Name’ could be crowned Christmas Number One this evening (December 20) ahead of The X Factor‘s Joe McElderry.

According to Drury the LA band clocked up 100, 000 sales yesterday (December 19).

He wrote on his Twitter page: “Judging by our sales and our market share, RATM could have sold 100,000 copies yesterday alone! Power to the people.

“I reckon RATM has done it but need to wait until 6.30pm-ish to find out.”

However with a big shopping day The X Factor release was also expected to sell a large number of physical copies which are currently being added to the total sales score.

Check back on NME.COM at 7pm tonight (December 20) to see who has won the battle for Christmas Number One.