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Last Updated: Saturday January 10 2009 15:19 GMT

Alexandra breaks million record

Copies of Alexandra Burke's single

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has become the first British female solo artist to sell a million copies of a single in the UK.

her version of Hallelujah has been number one for the past three weeks and was the first chart-topper of 2009.

The track has also become the biggest-selling single for a UK female solo artist in chart history, chart officials have confirmed

Leona Lewis's debut single, A Moment Like This, sold about 850,000 copies.

Alexandra, 20, is one of only 10 artists who have sold over a million copies this decade.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke
She is still about 100,000 sales short of Kylie Minogue's 2001 hit Can't Get You Out of My Head.

The list also includes (Is This The Way To) Amarillo by Tony Christie and Peter Kay, plus Bob the Builder's Can You Fix It.