PEAK POSITION: Number 1 in August 2001
COMBINED SALES: 1.2m (June 2018)
RELEASE DATE: January 2001
WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: 25th April 2015
Just over 14 years after it was released, the 17th biggest selling song of the 2000s finally became a million seller: Hero.
Enrique Iglesias had had a couple of chart hits but it was Hero which announced him as a major star. On release in January 2001 the song flew to Number 1 and it was there for four weeks. It stayed inside the Top Ten for eight weeks and three more in the Top Twenty. It
The song has made smaller chart runs in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013 but sales finally trickled over the one million mark in April 2015.