LadBaby make chart history as they secure their FIFTH Christmas Number One with Food Aid single

LadBaby have made chart history by securing the Christmas Number One for a fifth consecutive year – surpassing a record set by The Beatles in the 1960s – and dissolved into tears after learning the happy news.

Social media star Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne, known as LadBaby Mum, claimed the top spot with their single Food Aid, a rework of the Band Aid song Do They Know It’s Christmas? 

The pair broke down during a live TV interview as they received the happy news of their success – as Mark held his head in disbelief. 

In the run-up to Christmas, the track sold more than 65,000 units to become the fastest-selling single of 2022 to date. 

Emotional: LadBaby have made chart history by securing the Christmas Number One for a fifth consecutive year – surpassing a record set by The Beatles in the 1960s – and dissolved into tears after learning the happy news

Featuring a cameo from TV’s favourite financial expert, Martin Lewis, the lyrics are  about the cost-of-living crisis. 

Last year, LadBaby equalled the Beatles’ total of four Christmas number ones, earned by the Fab Four non-consecutively in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967.

Profits from the new single will be split equally between food bank charity the Trussell Trust and the Band Aid Trust. 

Making history: Social media star Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne, known as LadBaby Mum, claimed the top spot with their single Food Aid, a rework of the Band Aid song Do They Know It's Christmas?

Making history: Social media star Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne, known as LadBaby Mum, claimed the top spot with their single Food Aid, a rework of the Band Aid song Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Shock: The pair broke down during a live TV interview as they received the happy news of their success - as Mark held his head in disbelief

Shock: The pair broke down during a live TV interview as they received the happy news of their success – as Mark held his head in disbelief

Wow: Last year LadBaby equalled the Beatles' total of four Christmas number ones, earned by the Fab Four non-consecutively in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967 - but now have broken records

Wow: Last year LadBaby equalled the Beatles’ total of four Christmas number ones, earned by the Fab Four non-consecutively in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967 – but now have broken records

Battle of the most Christmas Number Ones: LadBaby vs The Beatles

LadBaby

1. We Built This City (2018)

2. I Love Sausage Rolls (2019)

3. Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ (2020)

4. Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John-featuring Sausage Rolls For Everyone (2021)

5. Food Aid (2022) – WINNER

 The Beatles

1. I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963)

2. I Feel Fine (1964)

3. Day Tripper (1965)

4. Hello, Goodbye (1967)

 

 

Can't believe it: Mark was in disbelief as he got the news that they had made the top spot in the charts

Can’t believe it: Mark was in disbelief as he got the news that they had made the top spot in the charts 

LadBaby reached the top of the festive chart with food-inspired tracks We Built This City (2018), I Love Sausage Rolls (2019), Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ (2020) and the Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John-featuring Sausage Rolls For Everyone (2021).

They said: ‘I can’t quite believe it. We’re number one. The charity has made it five years in a row. How have we done this again?

‘We want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us for the last five years. A massive apology to The Beatles, and to all The Beatles’ fans… I’m sorry.

‘The charity wins. The Trussell Trust gets Christmas number one again.

Incredible news: As Mark broke down in tears Roxanne was seen screaming in disbelief next to him

Incredible news: As Mark broke down in tears Roxanne was seen screaming in disbelief next to him 

Celebrations: They said: 'I can't quite believe it. We're number one. The charity has made it five years in a row. How have we done this again?'

Celebrations: They said: ‘I can’t quite believe it. We’re number one. The charity has made it five years in a row. How have we done this again?’

Fantastic: Featuring a cameo from TV's favourite financial expert, Martin Lewis, the lyrics are about the cost-of-living crisis

Fantastic: Featuring a cameo from TV’s favourite financial expert, Martin Lewis, the lyrics are about the cost-of-living crisis

Competition: LadBaby beat big music heavyweights Stormzy (pictured) and Cliff Richard to the top spot

Festive: On the festive albums chart, Taylor Swift's Midnights retuned to number one after a battle with Sir Cliff Richard

Competition: LadBaby beat big music heavyweights Stormzy (left) and Cliff Richard (right) to the top spot 

‘Thank you to all the people who have downloaded, all the people who believed in us and brought a bit of Christmas magic. We love you all. Yes mate.’

In second place were Wham! with Last Christmas while YouTube group Sidemen claimed third place with Christmas Drillings featuring JME, in aid of food poverty charity FareShare.

Mariah Carey followed with All I Want For Christmas Is You at four, with Sheeran and Sir Elton’s Merry Christmas rounding off the Christmas top five.

Lizzo’s Amazon Music Original cover of Stevie Wonder’s Someday At Christmas rose seven places to number 15.

Charity: Profits from the new single will be split equally between food bank charity the Trussell Trust and the Band Aid Trust.

Charity: Profits from the new single will be split equally between food bank charity the Trussell Trust and the Band Aid Trust.

Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company, said: ‘It only seems yesterday that LadBaby turned up with their first festive campaign four years ago, so it feels slightly surreal to be sending hearty congratulations on their fifth successive official Christmas number one.

‘Securing one Christmas number one is a huge achievement in itself – to do it five times, in successive years, is unprecedented and frankly incredible.

‘The success of Mark, Roxanne and their family is more than just a chart feat too.

‘The work they have done to raise profile and funds for food banks generally and the Trussell Trust in particular has been immense over the past five years, especially at a time which continues to be so difficult for so many people in the UK.’

On the festive albums chart, Taylor Swift’s Midnights retuned to number one after a battle with Sir Cliff Richard, whose Christmas With Cliff gave him his highest chart position since 1993.

The week-race began at midnight on Friday, December 16 with artists trying to rack up as many purchases and listens as possible. 

LadBaby was bookmakers favourites to be crowned number one. 

Bookies favourite: LadBaby pushed back challenges from Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds, Lewis Capaldi, and Tyson Fury among others in the odds

Bookies favourite: LadBaby pushed back challenges from Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds, Lewis Capaldi, and Tyson Fury among others in the odds

They pushed back challenges from Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds, Lewis Capaldi, and Tyson Fury among others in the odds.   

The British Youtuber vowed last week he’ll put a stop to making Christmas tracks if everyone pulled together to support food banks.

He told presenters Martin and Kate Garraway: ‘If you want to stop me, donate to food banks all year. ‘Those baskets that you see in supermarkets behind the checkouts, put food in there and I can go away, I can have Christmas off. 

‘I wanted last year to be the last one and then we had a cost of living crisis and I became an ambassador of the Trussell Trust and I hear about the problems.

He added: ‘I didn’t want to come back but I’ve got to when it’s making a difference.’

The track proved to be a huge success, achieving more than 136,000 chart sales in its first week, according to the Official Charts Company.

Helping hand: The British Youtuber, whose real name as Mark Ian Hoyle, vowed last week he'll put a stop to making Christmas tracks if everyone pulled together to support food banks

Helping hand: The British Youtuber, whose real name as Mark Ian Hoyle, vowed last week he’ll put a stop to making Christmas tracks if everyone pulled together to support food banks


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