Okay, so the official announcement isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until 7pm, but some of my friends in the good old music biz are celebrating already thanks to the 7Digital chief claiming Rage Against The Machine will be Christmas Number One in just under three hours.
According to 7Digital CEO Ben Drury, our favourite rockers managed to shift 100,000 copies of Killing In The Name Of yesterday, meaning Joe McElderry can kiss his Christmas Number One goodbyeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ crikey, Santa hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t half dealt him a tough blow. (no pun intended)
Writing on his Twitter page, Drury said; “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.”
If the whispers in the industry are correct, the rock fans seem to have won this battle, and hopefully this will mean a new start for an industry which has seen rock, metal and alternative music overlooked for far too long.
Check back at 7pm for the official announcementÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ (I guess my friends’ Facebook status’ don’t count as it being official…) nbut it looks like youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done it guys. Congratulations.