Leona is no.1 in the States

Leona Lewis’s debut record has topped the US album charts.

Spirit had sales of 205,000 copies in its first week.

It means The X Factor winner is the first British solo artist to go straight to No1 in America with a debut album.

Leona, 23, trounced the opposition – her nearest rival George Strait only sold 59,000 copies of his record Troubadour, reports the BBC.

It comes 3 weeks after Bleeding Love took the top spot in the American singles chart.

The last British woman to have a US No1 album was Sade with Promise in 1986.