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Sam Bailey's 'Skyscraper' No. 1 debut in U.K. and Ireland; music video premieres

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As expected, Sam Bailey's cover version of Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper" has debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. and Ireland for the week ending Dec. 28, 2013. The Official Charts Company made the announcement on Dec. 22, 2013.

Bailey is the winner of "The X Factor" U.K. in 2013. All of the winners of "The X Factor" U.K. have debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. charts with their first singles.

She performed "Skyscraper" on the show's 10th season finale on Dec. 15, 2013.

On Dec. 16, 2013, Bailey also performed "Skyscraper" on ITV's "Daybreak" and "This Morning."

She also did some promotion for the song in her hometown of Leicester, England. On Dec. 17, 2013, she sang "Skyscraper" at a Leicester City FC match at King Power Stadium. And on Dec. 19, 2013, Bailey did an autograph signing of her "Skyscraper" CD single at HMV.

In addition, Bailey's music video for "Skyscraper" premiered on Dec. 20, 2013.

Thanks to renewed in interest in the song, Lovato's original version of "Skyscraper" (which was originally released in 2011) has re-entered the U.K. singles chart this week at No. 37.

Bailey posted this message on her official Facebook page and Twitter account: "Wow wow wow thankyou for getting me to number 1 xx I am over the moon.. Merry Christmas to you all xxx"

Bailey's first album is expected to be released sometime in 2014.

(Click here to watch Bailey's interview with the Official Charts Company about her version of "Skyscraper" debuting at No. 1 in the U.K..)


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