Band Aid 30 raised £1m in first day
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Band Aid 30 raised £1m in first day

19 Nov 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Band Aid 30 became the fastest-selling single of 2014 when it was released yesterday, with 206,000 people downloading it, according to the Official Charts Company.

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