X Factor winner Leona Lewis will be celebrating this morning having bagged her second UK number one – and the biggest first week sales for a single this year.
Leona shot to number one in the singles chart as her song Bleeding Love – the first from her debut album – outsold the rest of the top five put together with sales of 218,000 copies.
X Factor judge Simon Cowell said: “The sales are incredible. I’m absolutely thrilled for Leona, she thoroughly deserves it.”
And Simon reportedly hit out at Take That’s management for releasing the band’s new single, Rule The World, to go head-to-head with Leona’s.
Bleeding Love outsold Rule The World by 120,973 copies.
“Take That were used to spoil the Leona party but it backfired and I feel really disappointed for them,” Simon told the Daily Mirror.
“They should never have been up against her in the first place.”
He added: “I imagine the band will be having words with their label this week. It’s a shame as they’re really good friends of mine.”
McFly’s The Heart Never Lies came third with last week’s number one, About You Now by Sugababes, slipping to fourth.