Leona Lewis Tops US Chart
The singer is at number 1 and has denied rumours of throat surgery
Leona Lewis has become the first British woman to top the US charts in over 20 years with her debut single Bleeding Love. The last lady to achieve the feat was Kim Wilde back in 1987.
Sales of the song apparently surged after her appearance on Oprah last week where she was interviewed alongside mentor Simon Cowell and performed the hit song.
The X-Factor winner has been on the publicity trail in the US since Cowell negotiated a 5 million contract for her with US music mogul Clive Davis, who discovered Whitney Houston.
Reports in The Sun today claimed that the singer was due to undergo emergency throat surgery after suffering from severe tonsillitis.
However, this has been denied by a spokesperson for the star who stated: "She has got a pretty bad throat. She just can't shake it off at the moment but I don't think she needs to have an op."
The singer has become the third British woman ever to reach number one in the US with her debut single.
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