08/05/2012 13:06 BST | Updated 08/05/2012 13:11 BST

Will Young Is UK's 21st Century Biggest-Selling Single So Far, Beating Adele Into Second Spot (VIDEO)

Pop star Will Young's debut single has been named the country's biggest-selling track of the 21st century so far.

The double A-side Evergreen/Anything Is Possible has shifted more than 1.8m copies since Young won the TV talent contest Pop Idol in February 2002.

Young has managed to hold off competition from soul superstar Adele, whose smash Someone Like You has sold 1.4m copies since its release in January 2011, according to data compiled by the Official Charts Company.

Gareth Gates, runner-up to Young on Pop Idol, came third in the countdown with his cover of Unchained Melody, and the Black Eyed Peas' club anthem I Gotta Feeling and Shaggy's catchy hit It Wasn't Me rounded out the top five.