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Singer Lewis grabs record debut
Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis won ITV1 talent contest The X Factor last year
Singer Leona Lewis has set a British record for the fastest-selling debut album with Spirit.

Spirit sold more than 375,000 copies in seven days, some 12,000 more than the Arctic Monkeys' 2006 release Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

But Oasis still have the overall record for the fastest selling British album, selling 813,000 copies in 1997.

As well as having the top album, the 22-year-old X Factor winner's track Bleeding Love is still the No 1 single.

Spirit is now the fourth fastest-selling album of all time, beneath Be Here Now, Coldplay's X&Y, and Dido's Life For Rent.

In a week of new entries in the album chart, the Spice Girls' Greatest Hits compilation made its debut at number two, while Led Zeppelin collection Mothership entered at number four.

FASTEST-SELLING ALBUMS
1. Be Here Now
Oasis (1997)
2. X&Y
Coldplay (2005)
3. Life For Rent
Dido (2003)
4. Spirit
Leona Lewis (2007)
5. Intensive Care
Robbie Williams (2005)
6. Whatever People Say...
Arctic Monkeys (2006)
7. Rattle & Hum
U2 (1988)
8. Bad
Michael Jackson (1987)
9. (What's The Story) Morning Glory
Oasis (1995)
10. The Immaculate Collection
Madonna (1990)
Source:
Official UK Charts Company

Celine Dion's Taking Chances came into the chart at number five, and US band Killers made their entrance at number seven with Sawdust.

Opera star Andrea Bocelli's "best of" collection, Vivere, was a new entry at number eight.

The top 10 singles saw two new entries, with Bloc Party's Flux coming into the chart at number eight.

And folk-rock veterans Runrig are enjoying their first ever top 10 single, after a new version of Loch Lomond, released for Children in Need, entered at number nine.

It features the sound of over 50,000 Scottish football fans singing along to the track at Hampden Park last month, before the national side's victory over Ukraine.

Kylie Minogue's 2 Hearts was at number four, and the Spice Girls' official Children in Need single dropped three places to number 23 on its second week in the chart.

Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) has only been available as a download so far - and the record is expected to climb back into the top 20 this week after the CD single hits the shelves.

SEE ALSO
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