Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, December 27, 2008 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. On Sunday 14th December 2008, just a few hours after Alexandra Burke was announced as the winner of the 2008 UK X-Factor reality show, her version of this Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley song was released online. It immediately began shattering records for the fastest selling download in the UK, selling 149,546 downloads in two days. This was the biggest selling single of 2008 in the UK shifting 880,000 copies. The second biggest seller was the charity recording "Hero" by the X Factor finalists, which sold 751,000. This meant that Burke achieved the remarkable feat of singing on both the two biggest sellers of that year. As a result of the song's success, Alexandra Burke became the first ever solo British female singer to have a million selling single in the UK.

Hallelujah FAQs

Who sang Hallelujah?

Hallelujah was performed by Alexandra Burke

What year did Hallelujah get to the UK number 1 spot?

Hallelujah first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, December 27, 2008

How long was Hallelujah at number 1 in the UK?

Hallelujah spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.