Christopher Maloney’s debut single flops, fails to crack top 100

Will his debut album be scrapped after the failure of its lead single?

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Posted 3rd November 2013 in News, The X Factor UK | By Clickmusic News Desk
Christopher Maloney’s debut single flops, fails to crack top 100

Christopher Maloney may have hit a big stumbling block in his quest for a post-X Factor career. His debut single has failed to place within the top 100 of the UK singles chart.

'My Heart Belongs to You' was released on October 27 with profits going to the James Bulger Memorial Trust. But despite a concerted promotional campaign on radio stations across the UK, his single failed to crack the top 100.

Christopher signed to Tristar after leaving the ITV show in series nine's live final. His record deal was thought to include one single and one album.

"I wanted full control over what I was doing and full creativity and I wanted a label that will look after me. I didn't want to go somewhere with big artists where I would be put on the sideline," Maloney said at the time.

"If I signed with another record company, it would have been a lot longer process and my fans are waiting for my album now."

He asked fans to buy the single last week in an emotional plea for their support:

'If you support Chris or voted for him on The X Factor then this is the time he really needs your support. He has put in a great effort to try and make this single a success… but he cannot do anything without the support of his fans. The decision for the label to release a single with Chris was because we thought he deserved a chance to showcase himself to the public.’

Chris' music video has been viewed fewer than 22,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube on October 3. It's unknown whether the album will be released after such a poor performance.