Knocking X Factor winners, Little Mix off the top spot, the Military Wives Choir has landed the Christmas number one spot in the Official UK Music Charts.
The 100 strong choir was put together by Gareth Malone for the BBC Two series of The Choir. The finale was the wives performing at the Royal Albert Hall. The track Wherever You Are sold an amazing 556,000 copies in the week leading up to christmas, which was more than the other top 12 put together.
The track, which is a charity record for both the British Legion and the SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailoers, Airmen and Families Association , was written from love poems, which were written between the women and their absent husbands, and partners. The government has pledged a donation of the VAT raised on the single to the charities.
WELL DONE TO THE MILITARY WIVES, AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN.