Oct 27 2008

X Factor Cover of Mariah’s Hero set to become fastest selling single of ’08

< > The top 12 acts on "X Factor", the UK talent show discovering new artists, recorded a version of Mariah's "Hero."  Their rendition is being released as the show's first ever charity single with proceeds benefiting 'Help For Heroes' a charity that provides support for wounded servicemen and women.

Click here to watch the contestants performing "Hero" on the show and be sure to download the single on iTunes UK.

The cover of the hit song which previously topped the charts when first released by Mariah is currently the best-selling single at HMV, and at the top of Play.com's download chart and the iTunes download top 100. Online retailer Amazon said it had sold out of the track in just a few hours. Hero hit the shops on Monday and has been available to download since Sunday. HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: "Single releases tend not to be such a big event these days, but this one is definitely bucking the trend. We predict it will become the fastest-selling single of this year."

Source: The Press Association
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