Leona Lewis tops the Hot 100 Charts with “Bleeding Love”
By M&C News Mar 27, 2008, 15:43 GMT
Leona Lewis, who has taken the world by storm with her international hit single “Bleeding Love,” has now conquered the U.S, claiming the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
It has been 21 years since a British female solo artist has achieved this milestone, not since Kim Wilde’s cover of the Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” in 1987, according to Billboard Magazine.
Additionally, Leona’s debut single “Bleeding Love” entered the Hot 100 chart six weeks ago, and each consecutive week has increased over 40 %, and in the last two weeks, the single has exploded with 80% increases each week.
Leona performed her worldwide smash hit “Bleeding Love” on the The Oprah Winfrey Show last Monday, March 17th and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this past Monday, March 24th.
Lewis’ debut album ‘Spirit’ is set for release in the U.S. on April 8th. The U.S. album includes two new brand new songs from Akon and Madd Scientist and completely new versions and mixes of songs from the international release, featuring tracks by superstar collaborators Ryan Tedder, Dr. Luke, Ne-Yo, Max Martin, J.R. Rotem, Stargate, and more.
Leona is scheduled to perform on Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and MTV's “TRL” the week of release.
The video for “Bleeding Love,” has scored the coveted video channel programs MTV’s "Discover and Download" and Vh-1’s “You Oughta Know, “ and the track is the most played and most requested single at Top 40 and Rhythm Radio.
Leona Lewis, a 22-year-old London native and winner of the hit TV show the X Factor, Simon Cowell’s British talent show, has broken all-time sales records in the UK with ‘Spirit’ entering the album chart at Number One and becoming Britain’s fastest-selling debut ever.
‘Spirit’ has scanned more than a 2.5 million copies worldwide since its release in November. In addition, SPIRIT’s lead-off single “Bleeding Love” — co-written and produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan “Alias” Tedder — was the U.K.’s best-selling single of 2007. For the first time, Clive Davis and Cowell teamed up to sign Lewis to J Records/ SyCo Music (Cowell's division of Sony BMG), and together produced ‘Spirit.’