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Leona Lewis named biggest-selling 'X Factor' star in UK

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Leona Lewis has been named the best-selling X Factor act in the UK.

The latest sales figures show that the singing contest has produced sales of 30 million singles and 18 million albums in the UK since it started back in 2004.

Leona Lewis 'Trouble' promo shot.


Lewis leads both of the bestsellers lists, having sold 3.9m albums in the UK since her win in 2006 and around 4.4m singles.

Olly Murs is in second place on the singles tally with 3.9m songs sold, while JLS are third having shifted 3.4m tracks during their career so far.

However, those positions are reversed on the albums list, with JLS in second place with 2.7m records sold and Murs in third with sales of 2.6m.

JLS
Olly Murs


Alexandra Burke holds on to the title of the best-selling X Factor single with 'Hallelujah', but James Arthur's 'Impossible' is only 30,000 sales behind having shifted 1.2m copies since December 2012.

The new figures were reported by Music Week, who have taken a look at the musical successes of The X Factor as it heads into its tenth series.

The Top 10 X Factor singles acts in the UK are as follows:

1. Leona Lewis (4.4m)
2. Olly Murs (3.9m)
3. JLS (3.4m)
4. One Direction (3.2m)
5. Alexandra Burke (3.2m)
6. Shayne Ward (1.8m)
7. Little Mix (1.4m)
8. James Arthur (1.2m)
9. Matt Cardle (1.2m)
10. Joe McElderry (1m)

The Top 10 X Factor albums acts in the UK are as follows:

1. Leona Lewis (3.9m)
2. JLS (2.7m)
3. Olly Murs (2.6m)
4. One Direction (1.7m)
5. G4 (1.2m)
6. Shayne Ward (1.1m)
7. Alexandra Burke (800k)
8. Rebecca Ferguson (600k)
9. Rhydian (500k)
10. Joe McElderry (500k)

Watch the music video for Leona Lewis's 'Bleeding Love' below:

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