Hero by The X Factor Finalists was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 8, 2008 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Carey claims this was intended for the 1992 Dustin Hoffman movie, also called Hero. This was covered by the 12 finalists of the fifth series of the United Kingdom music talent show The X-Factor for a charity single. Each contestant took it in turns to section of the track. All proceeds went to the British Legion charity Help for Heroes. The song leapt to the top of the UK chart and 313,244 copies were sold in its first week of release, more than the remainder of the top 10 combined.

Hero FAQs

Who sang Hero?

Hero was performed by The X Factor Finalists

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

Hero first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 8, 2008

How long was Hero at number 1 in the UK?

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