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Artist of the Week: Matt Cardle

December 27, 2010 (4:44 am) GMT
On the heels of his 'X Factor' win, Matt Cardle rules U.K. Singles chart for second week in a row and scores the biggest-selling single of the year behind Eminem.

shot to stardom as he was crowned "" winner on the finale of season 7. He beat fellow contestant by receiving an estimated 44.61% of vote and immidiately won a 1-million-pound recording contract with Syco Music.

Humbled with his victory, the former painter and decorator credited fans for his success, "I'm quite an emotional person anyway, although everything is heightened when you're on this show. Seeing the support I got at home this week choked me up a little bit."

He re-recorded 's single "Many of Horror" for his debut single, and released it under new title "When We Collide". He debuted at No. 1 on U.K. Singles chart despite several online campaigns to block his way to the top spot. The cover version sold around 439,000 copies in its first week.

He was unmoved at the second week, continuing to sit at the first place of the weekly list. According to the Official Charts Company which compiles the rundown, the track added another 300,000 units in its second week of release, taking the total to 740,000. That makes it the second biggest-selling single of 2010, behind "Love the Way You Lie" by featuring .

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