Who is Christmas number 1? UK chart topping song for 2021 - how many times have LadBaby topped the Xmas charts

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LadBaby’s latest sausage roll themed track has been announced as the official Christmas number one

LadBaby’s ‘Sausage Rolls For Everyone’ is the official Christmas number one single for 2021.

The achievement means the act - made up of social media personality Mark Hoyle and wife Roxanne - are the first in the 70 year history of the Official Christmas Chart to claim four consecutive Christmas number ones.

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LadBaby had matched with The Beatles and Spice Girls when they earned their third consecutive Christmas number one in 2020, but surpass both groups with their fourth.

Previously, LadBaby earned Christmas number ones with ‘We Built This City’ in 2018, ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’ in 2019, and ‘Don’t Stop Me Eatin’’ in 2020.

As such, their discography is made up exclusively of Christmas number one singles.

Here is everything you need to know about their latest chart smash.

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How many sales did ‘Sausage Rolls For Everyone’ make?

‘Sausage Rolls For Everyone’ features Ed Sheeran and Elton John, and is a baked goods rework of Sheeran and Sir Elton’s own new festive track, ‘Merry Christmas’.

It proved to be a huge success, earning over 136,000 chart sales, with all proceeds towards foodbank charity the Trussell Trust.

“Thank you to the great British public, for every single person in this country that has downloaded and streamed this song over the last week,” LadBaby told OfficialCharts.com. “You’re all absolute legends.

“Thank you for helping us raise the profile, raise money and awareness for the Trussell Trust, the food banks in the UK and helping support the 14 million people in this country that are living below the positivity line. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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“It means so much to us, and thank you so much for all the support, positivity and love that has been given to us over the last few weeks… Over the last four years!”

Christmas number one success give Elton John - pictured here at home in front of his Christmas tree - brings his career total to 10 chart toppers (Photo: Rocket Entertainment)Christmas number one success give Elton John - pictured here at home in front of his Christmas tree - brings his career total to 10 chart toppers (Photo: Rocket Entertainment)
Christmas number one success give Elton John - pictured here at home in front of his Christmas tree - brings his career total to 10 chart toppers (Photo: Rocket Entertainment) | Rocket Entertainment

How did The K**ts do?

It was one of the unlikeliest chart battles in recent memory, as LadBaby and expletive-laden “dark musical comedy” group The K**ts exchanged words in the run-up to the Christmas number one announcement.

LadBaby hit out at the band over their attempt to secure the Christmas number one with their controversial protest song, ‘Boris Johnson Is Still A F***ing C**t’.

Saying they would rather choose positivity, LadBaby said: “It takes a certain sort of person to download a song with that in the title.”

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Acknowledging the current low public opinion of the UK government, LadBaby said “there’s definitely an element that people aren’t happy with this government”, but reminded listeners that their track is for charity.

In a statement, The K***s said they retroactively made large donations MIND and Cardiac Risk in the Young following the success of their song ‘Boris Johnson is a F***ing C***’ in last year’s Christmas number one.

They said that they chose to donate like this rather than releasing a “charity single” to cut out “the large percentage accrued by record companies, sales platforms like Amazon and Apple, management, marketing and PR.”

“We may be vulgar in the language we use to get our point across but we would not be so vulgar as to use food banks to hawk records, increase our profile or sign lucrative sponsorship deals,” The K**ts said.

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“We would not stoop to using poverty, hunger and despair to promote our career like we believe LadBaby have done in this year’s Christmas number one campaign.”

In the end though, LadBaby’s campaign was safe, though The K**ts did still manage to score a rather respectable fifth place on the Official Christmas Chart.

Who else charted?

Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John’s own track ‘Merry Christmas’ - the inspiration behind LadBaby’s number one track- came in at number two.

Wham!’s Christmas classic ‘Last Christmas’, and Mariah Carey’s perennial festive earworm ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ claimed the third and fourth slots respectively.

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17-year-old rising star Gayle has held her own in the Top 10 with breakout single ‘abcdefu’ coming it at number six, while George Ezra’s Amazon Originals cover of ‘Come On Home For Christmas’ at number 10 gives the singer his sixth Top 10 single.

Who scored the Christmas number one album?

Adele has landed 2021’s official Christmas number one album with ‘30’, which sits at the top of the charts for the sixth consecutive week.

The album overtakes Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album ‘Sour’ as the longest-running number one album of the year.

The record, which became the fastest-selling album of 2021 in the first week of its release, details the breakdown of her marriage to charity boss Simon Konecki, with whom she has a son, Angelo.

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The 33-year-old pop star previously achieved the Christmas album victory in 2015 with her third album ‘25’.

Elsewhere in the chart, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Equals’ holds on to second place, with Abba’s latest record ‘Voyage’ taking third.

Michael Buble’s festive record, titled ‘Christmas’ and originally released in 2011, rose one spot to number four, its highest peak of the year so far.

Andre Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra also reached a new peak with ‘Happy Together’ at number five.

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