British pop star Leona Lewis breaks US Billboard records

British pop star Leona Lewis has broken Billboard records in the United States to become the first female British pop star to reach a number one spot on the music charts in over 20 years and became the third solo British artist ever to reach the top charts.

Lewis made the number one spot with her new hit single "Bleeding Love." According to Billboard.com her single ranks number one in the Hot 100, the Pop 100 and hottest digital songs.

"I'm so excited to be able to spend some time in the US and showcase my music to everyone here. Its been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and I can't wait," said Lewis on her website.

The last female singer from the UK to top the charts in the U.S. was Kim Wilde in 1987 when she did her own version of The Supremes "You Keep Me Hangin' On."

Lewis took the UK by storm when she won The X Factor in 2006 and became the biggest-selling female artist of all time there.

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