A Moment Like This

September 17, 2002

A Moment Like This is a song by the American singer Kelly Clarkson, the first winner in the American television show American Idol. British singer Leona Lewis, the winner of The X Factor, 2006 recorded a cover version of the song, which was also able to place in the charts.


The piece was written by Jörgen Elofsson and John Reid (from the dance group Nightcrawlers ). Producers were Stephen Ferrera and Steve Mac. Originally it was written for the winner of the first American Idol season. Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Nikki McKibbin, and Tamyra Gray took on for a possible victory separate versions. In the final Guarini and Clarkson sang the song, also yet another piece ( Before Your Love ). After the Voting Guarini sang the piece and Clarkson Before Your Love. After the announcement of the results Clarkson sang the piece again.

Commercial success

A Moment Like This debuted with over 300,000 units sold at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was there holding two weeks. This is Clarkson's song the most successful single and her first number-one hit in the U.S.. The song was awarded in the U.S. with gold and platinum. It also reached number 1 in Canada After the song was released as a single in his Billboard Hot 100, the largest to date jumps up from number 52 succeeded at first the record of the 38 years earlier by the Beatles with Can 't Buy Me Love established replaced was over five years. As of 2009, the single has sold over a million copies, CDs and downloads combined. Also on the debut album Thankful was the piece included here in a New Mix.

Version of Leona Lewis

In December 2006, the X-Factor winner Leona Lewis took on another version that was released on Wednesday, 20 December 2006 after she had won the final on 16 December. Also the song as of December 17 was available for download. In the UK and Ireland, the song reached No. 1 on the charts. In the UK it debuted at this position on December 24 of the year. He also appeared on the British, Irish and Japanese edition of the album Spirit as a bonus track. Also on the German edition, the piece was included as a bonus track.