Justin Bieber is on course to claim this year’s Christmas Number One.
The singer’s new single ‘Love Yourself’ is currently 3,000 combined sales ahead of Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir’s ‘A Bridge Over You’ in the midweek charts.
The NHS track is a mash-up of Coldplay‘s ‘Fix You’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ by Simon & Garfunkel – is being released in aid of charities Mind and Carers UK.
The Official Christmas Singles Chart Top 40 will be counted down on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show with Greg James between 10am – 1pm on Friday (December 25), and also revealed on a one-off Christmas special of Top Of The Pops.
Six festive classics are currently inside the Top 40 including Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ at 13, The Pogues ft Kirsty MacColl’s ‘Fairytale Of New York’ at 14 and Wham’s Last Christmas at Number 22.
Meanwhile, Adele is course to remain at Number One over the festive period with ’25’ which has already shifted another 160,000 copies in three days this week.
It has also become the biggest-selling album in the US since the singer’s breakthrough record ’21’.
Released in November, ’25’ has overtaken Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ after shifting 5.98 million copies. ‘1989’ has so far sold 5.57 million since being released in October 2014. Adele’s previous album ’21’ has sold 11.37 million copies since being released in 2011.
’25’ is already the best-selling album of the year in the UK, and reached one million sales in a record time of ten days, as well as being the most downloaded album of all time in the UK, at more than a quarter of a million copies.