X-Factor's Leona Lewis tops UK singles chart

Mon Dec 8, 2008 12:50pm EST
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LONDON (Reuters) - Former "X-factor" winner Leona Lewis stormed straight to the top of the British pop singles charts, taking the number one slot with her latest single "Run," the Official UK Charts Company said.

Lewis's success knocked classic boy band Take That's single "Greatest Day" down to number two after just a week at the top.

Britney Spears was in third place, rising from 7th last week with "Womanizer." Her newest single "Circus" went into the chart at number 32.

In the album charts, Take That got their revenge, going straight to number one with their new album "The Circus," pushing the Killers' album "Day & Age" to second place.

Leona Lewis' "Spirit" was up one place at number three after 56 weeks in the album chart and Spears clinched fourth place with her new album "Circus."

U.S. rockers Kings of Leon rose two to number five with "Only by the Night."

(Reporting by Kate Kelland; Editing by Charles Dick and Paul Casciato)

<p>British singer Leona Lewis performs during the 60th Bambi media awards ceremony in the southwestern German town of Offenburg November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay</p>