“A Moment Like This” is the debut solitary by American singer Kelly Clarkson, the champion of the first season of American Idol. It had been released as a double-A part with “Before Your Love” and topped the Billboard Hot 100. The track was later included on her behalf debut recording, Thankful (2003). It really is her coronation track from American Idol.
In 2006, the music was documented and released by English singer Leona Lewis, the winner of the 3rd group of The X Factor. Her version gained the Xmas number 1, outselling all of those other top 40 mixed. Lewis’ version has sold 914,000 copies by 2015.
Background The song was co-written by Jörgen Elofsson and John Reid (of dance act Nightcrawlers) and made by Stephen Ferrera and Steve Mac pc. It had been written to be the first one for the champion of the first season of American Idol. As a total result, the four staying finalists, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Nikki McKibbin, and Tamyra Grey each documented a version of the music in case she or he won. The tune was first exposed to the general public when Guarini and Clarkson competed in your final showdown while performing this tune, along with another monitor, “Before Your Love”. Following the American general public experienced voted, Guarini performed the melody (and Clarkson performed “Before Your Love”) at the ultimate show prior to the results were uncovered. When Clarkson was announced as the champion, she became psychological, and sang the track as her last performance.
“Before Your Love”, was also directed at radio and had a video shot, which debuted on MTV’s TRL before “A Moment Like This” did; however, it didn’t achieve the amount of success of “A Moment Like This”, but stocks the Gold qualification as a double-a sided solitary.
“A Moment Like This / Before Your Love” was qualified platinum by RIAA on Oct 18, 2002. As of 4 June, 2009, the one has sold around 1,047,000 copies.
On March 5, 2013, Billboard ranked the music #11 in its set of Top 100 American Idol Hits ever.