Leona Lewis has set a UK record for the fastest-selling debut album.
Spirit went straight in at No 1, while the 22-year-old X Factor winner’s song Bleeding Love also remained at the top of the singles chart for the fourth week running.
Leona’s album saw off stiff competition from the Spice Girls’ Greatest Hits album, which went in at No 2.
The previous fastest-selling debut album was the Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not in January 2006, which managed 363,735 copies in its first week. This week Spirit sold a massive 375,872 copies.
A spokesman for Leona said: “On it’s first day of sales alone Spirit sold over 130,000 copies, which was outselling the rest of the top 10 put together. On average it worked out that Leona was selling an amazing 200 albums per minute.”
In this week’s singles chart, Take That stayed at No 2 with Rule The World with Timbaland’s Apologize another non-mover at three.
Kylie’s single 2 Hearts climbed eight places to No 4 while Valerie by Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse fell one to five.
In the album chart, last week’s No 1, Back Home by Westlife, fell to third place by Leona and the Spice Girls.
Mothership, a new entry by Led Zeppelin, entered the list at No 4, while Celine Dion’s new album Taking Chances went in at five. The two other new entries to this week’s chart top 10 were Sawdust by the Killers at seven and Andrea Bocelli’s hits collection Vivere at eight.