Alex Day Number 4 In Chart Christopher Fisher December 18, 2011 Culture, Entertainment, Internet, Music 4 Comments Alex Day, an unsigned musician and YouTuber from Essex recently launched a campaign to get his song Forever Yours to Number 1 this Christmas. Tonight he managed to reach Number 4 in the Big Top 40 chart – the music chart based upon iTunes downloads. Having had volunteered with the charity World Vision in the past, Alex decided that he would donate a significant amount of the cash raised from the sale of his single to them. World Vision help children from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, their ultimate goal being to eradicate poverty. Alex, who is known on YouTube by his pseudonym ‘Nerimon’ has accumulated 479,000 subscribers and 67 million video views to date and is the biggest UK indie solo artist on the whole of YouTube: an impressive résumé for the 22 year old. British bookmaker William Hill has given odds of 16/1 that the self-written and produced Forever Yours will reach Number 1 this Christmas. This evening on the Big Top 40 Chart Show, which is syndicated to many radio stations throughout the United Kingdom, Alex was interviewed by the presenters Rich and Kat via telephone where he thanked his followers, known as the Nermie Army, for their support. Presenter Rich Clarke said that it was remarkable that Alex had managed to make it into the chart given that he is a completely unsigned and independent artist, much less reach Number 4. Alex who was at his mother’s house listening to the chart show at the time revealed that he had already been contacted by two record companies via email but admitted: “I don’t know if I even want to be signed”. Rich even predicted that Alex could be an artist to look out for in 2012. The official music video for Forever Yours was created by and features Alex’s friend and fellow YouTuber Charlie McDonnell, known by the username ‘CharlieIsSoCoolLike’. Charlie is akin to YouTube royalty: his fans including the likes of Stephen Fry and his popularity such that he has racked up 1.4 million subscribers and 41 million views. It remains to be seen whether or not Alex Day can succeed in bagging that coveted Christmas top-spot, especially given the stiff competition he is up against like for example the X Factor winners, Little Mix. But with the massive surge in support he has received and this recent nationwide exposure, his catchy little tune could just clinch it. Look out William Hill, you might just be heading for a hefty pay-out. Alex Day’s Forever Yours is available to download from iTunes now for 79 pence. Visit his official website. 4 Responses Reese December 19th, 2011 “‘Nerimon’ has accumulated 48,000 subscribers and 67 million video views to date” He has nearly 480,000 subscribers.:P You’re a little off. Mellissa December 19th, 2011 Keeping it accurate here, he’s managed to get 479,000 subscribers. But it’s pretty epic to see how powerful the youtube community is huh. Ellie December 19th, 2011 He has nearly half a million subscribers man Christopher Fisher December 19th, 2011 There’s me doing him out of a hell of a lot of subscribers. Sorry for the error guys, thanks for pointing it out. All fixed.