London Hospices Choir, Rag‘n’Bone Man and Inspiral Carpets lead Christmas Number 1 race after 24 hours


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London Hospices Choir, Rag‘n’Bone Man and Inspiral Carpets lead Christmas Number 1 race after 24 hours

The London Choir are currently leading what is shaping up to be a very close race for this year’s Christmas Number 1.

London Hospices Choir, Rag N Bone Man and Inspiral Carpets have emerged as the surprise front-runners in the Official Christmas Number 1 race 2016 after 24 hours, OfficialCharts.com can confirm.

Official Charts Company sales reports based on preorders and early sales data up to midnight last night (but with the vast majority of streams yet to be tallied), indicate that the London Hospices Choir are currently leading the way today (December 17), ahead of BRITs Critics’ Choice winner Rag’n’Bone Man (2), and a fan-led campaign to get Manchester band Inspiral Carpets’ Saturn 5 (3) to Christmas Number 1 following the untimely death of drummer Craig Gill last month.

But there is a long long way to go yet. A full 7 days streams still have to be counted, along with 6 days of sales, indicating that the race is still wide open at this stage.