Hemel Hempstead’s internet star LadBaby is once again leading the race for the Christmas number one with his latest charity fundraiser.
The Herts YouTuber, originally from Nottingham, has reportedly gained a ‘stong lead’ over Mariah Carey, the Official Charts Company has revealed.
His song, ‘Don’t Stop Me Eatin” was released on December 18 and has already taken over from big time classics.
This year, LadBaby, whose real name is Mark Hoyle, is hoping his song gets to number one as it will raise even more money for food bank charity the Trussell Trust.
The organisation has benefited from his fantastic work in raising both funds and awareness with all the money gained from downloads from his most recent hit going to the charity.
The Official Charts Company said in a statement that LadBaby “retains a strong lead” over his rivals ahead of Friday’s unveiling of the Christmas number one.
LadBaby said he was up against “megastars” and when asked how he will celebrate if he tops the chart for a third time, he said he would have “sausage rolls and champagne, probably”.
“We will be celebrating no matter where we finish because it has been an incredible opportunity and honour to try and go for it again,” he added.
LadBaby is no stranger at the top of the charts as it will be his third year in a row if he claims top spot in 2020.
He has already secured the number one spot for the Official Big Top 40, with the official Christmas number one being announced on Radio 1 tomorrow (Christmas Day).
Last Christmas by Wham! is third, and Jess Glynne’s cover of Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas is currently fourth.
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