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Winehouse and Lewis head charts
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The album includes the hit single Rehab
Amy Winehouse's album Back to Black has been confirmed as the biggest selling album of the year in the UK.

The album sold 1.85 million copies, including 265,000 sales of a recent deluxe version of the LP.

Leona Lewis, the 2006 winner of ITV1's X Factor, secured the year's best-selling single - Bleeding Love racked up sales of 788,000 in 10 weeks.

Her debut album Spirit has sold 1.59 million copies in seven weeks - enough for second place in the album chart.

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS 2007
1. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
2. Leona Lewis, Spirit
3. Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion
4. Take That, Beautiful World
5. Westlife, Back Home
6. Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden
7. Kaiser Chiefs, Yours Truly Angry Mob
8. Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmares
9. Timbaland, Shock Value
10. Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad
Source: Official UK Charts Company

Winehouse's success comes at the end of a turbulent year during which she has been a regular feature in the tabloid press amid reports of drug use and rehabilitation treatment.

She also cancelled her remaining UK tour dates earlier this year after her husband was remanded in custody charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A spokesman for the official UK Charts company said: "Amy's success highlights that she is not just about tabloid headlines, but that her music speaks for itself.

"Back To Black continues to be an impressive word-of-mouth hit."

British albums and singles dominate the 2007 chart, with eight of the top 10 biggest singles and six of the top 10 albums by British artists.

Rihanna's summer smash Umbrella was second in the singles chart, followed by Mika's Grace Kelly, 2007 X Factor winner Leon Jackson's When You Believe and Take That's Rule the World.

Lebanese-born Mika, who holds a British passport, also took third spot in the album chart with Life in Cartoon Motion.

Take That's Beautiful World and Westlife's Back Home completed the top five.

BIGGEST SELLING SINGLES 2007
1. Leona Lewis, Bleeding Love
2. Rihanna Feat Jay Z, Umbrella
3. Mika, Grace Kelly
4. Leon Jackson, When You Believe
5. Take That, Rule the World
6. Sugababes, About You Now
7. Timbaland Feat Keri Hilson, The Way I Are
8. Proclaimers/Brian Potter/Andy Pipkin, (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
9. Mark Ronson Feat Amy Winehouse, Valerie
10.Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby
Source: Official UK Charts Company

Meanwhile, Leon Jackson celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday with a second week at the top of the weekly UK singles chart.

His debut single When You Believe, which was last week's Christmas number one, is already the fastest-selling single of the year.

The track has now sold just under 400,000 copies in two weeks.

"It's incredible to be seeing in the New Year with a second week at number one," he said.

The Scottish singer will perform at the opening of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations on Monday.

Lewis's Bleeding Love is in second spot in the singles chart, followed by Soulja Boy Tellem's Crank That.

Lewis's album stayed at number one in the album chart, while Westlife hung on to second place.



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