December 16, 2013 17:22

Leona Lewis breaks UK Singles Chart record

Former X Factor winner becomes first British female act in UK chart history to earn eight Top Five hit singles

Leona Lewis breaks UK Singles Chart record

Photo: Press

Leona Lewis has become the first female British act in Official UK Singles Chart history to earn eight Top Five hit singles.

Lewis, who won The X Factor in 2006, entered the chart behind Lily Allen and Avicii this week with her Christmas single 'One More Sleep', giving her the eighth Top Five hit of her career. This is a record for a British female solo artist.

Lewis was previously tied on seven UK Top Five hits with Olivia Newton-John but surpassed her this weekend. Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, Cilla Black, Geri Halliwell, Louise, Jessie J and Ellie Goulding are in joint third place with six solo Top Five hits each. "The support from my fans has been tremendous," Lewis told the Official Charts Company. "I could not do this without them!"

Leona Lewis's other Top Five hits are, in chronological order, 'A Moment Like This', 'Bleeding Love', 'Better In Time'/'Footprints In The Sand', 'Forgive Me', 'Run', 'Happy' and 'Collide'.

Lily Allen's cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know', which has been used in the John Lewis Christmas advert, maintained its position in the top spot this week and will now go into the race for Christmas Number One, the winner of which will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (December 22).

Read More On This Artist

More News
Primus preparing to release 'Willy Wonka' tribute album
BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals
TV On The Radio announce new album 'Seeds'
Two more Led Zeppelin albums to be remastered and reissued
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release duet ahead of new collaboration album
Timbaland confirms work on new 'game changer' single with Missy Elliott
Beck walks with his past self and the Grim Reaper in video for 'Heart Is A Drum'
Mitch Winehouse to release new Amy Winehouse charity album
Metallica's Lars Ulrich tips AC/DC for next year's Glastonbury
Blink-182's Tom Delonge selling setlist from band's first ever gig
Damon Albarn: 'New Blur album may just be one of those records that never comes out'
BBC Radio 1 deny claims that La Roux was excluded from playlist for being 'too old'
Confusion surrounds Lil Wayne's involvement with Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
One Direction's Zayn Malik gets death threats after #FreePalestine tweet
Michelle Shocked releases silent album with tracks named after digital music executives
Further Ted Nugent casino performances cancelled over 'racist' comments
The Co-op staff complain as supermarket switches to only playing music by unsigned artists
Muse say 'heavy' new album will be released next summer
Lady Gaga appears as waitress in new 'Sin City' trailer – watch
Foo Fighters announce September live date at London's Olympic Park
Former Lostprophets member on Ian Watkins abuse: 'How could you know? How would you know?'
Pussy Riot to sue Russian government over imprisonment

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today