Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’ tops US singles chart

The 'X Factor' singer is first UK woman for 20 years to make top

Leona Lewis has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US with her single ‘Bleeding Love’.

The singer, who was discovered on 2006’s ‘X Factor’, is the first British woman to top the chart for over 20 years.

In 1987, Kim Wilde‘s cover of The Supremes‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ reached Number One.

Lewis‘ chart success has been partly attributed to her and Simon Cowell‘s appearance on Oprah Winfrey‘s chat show last week.

‘Bleeding Love’ was the UK’s biggest selling song in 2007, despite being released near the year’s end.