Shortly after leaving ‘The X Factor’ in fifth place, it was announced that Honey G had landed a contract to record a single on Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, releasing ‘The Honey G Show’ last week.
However, it seems that controversy hasn’t translated to sales, as not only did the track fail to reach the UK top 40, it missed the top 100 altogether, coming in at a lowly 149 in the singles chart.
Honey G’s time on ‘The X Factor’ was blighted with controversy throughout, particularly when she was kept in the competition over fellow contestant Ryan Lawrie.
She was also repeatedly accused of cultural appropriation, a suggestion which she brushed off on a number of occasions, even implying at one point that she was being discriminated against as a white woman with aspirations of becoming a big rapper.
And while Honey G’s single didn’t exactly set the charts alight, we doubt very much that it’s dented her confidence too much.
In the lead-up to its release, she was quoted as saying she one day hoped to be a judge on her own rap-based TV talent search, but stipulated it would only come “after [she’d] achieved things like winning MOBOs, the Mercury Prize, and got some platinum albums”.
Eventual ‘X Factor’ champion Matt Terry had a slightly more impressive result in the pop charts when he debuted his winner’s song ‘When Christmas Comes Around’, which peaked at number three upon its release.