A week after scoring her seventh Top 10 single with Trouble, you’d think that Leona Lewis would be a shoe-in to maintain her 100% record on the album chart but her third album Glassheart opens at number three on sales of 27,462 copies, sensationally losing out to newcomer Jake Bugg’s eponymous debut and Mumford & Son’s Babel.
27 year old Lewis’ introductory 2007 album, Spirit, had higher first week sales than any debut album in history to that point, selling 375,872 copies on its first week in the shops (the record subsequently passed to Susan Boyle, whose 2009 debut I Dreamed A Dream sold 411,820 copies in its first week). Lewis’ follow-up Echo had first week sales of 161,929 copies to reach the apex in 2009. Overall, Spirit has sold 3,073,931 copies, and Echo has sold 680,680. Although denied the opportunity to complete her hat trick of number one albums – at least for the present – Lewis remains the only X Factor graduate to have two number ones, although nine others have had one number one album apiece. Trouble is the first single from Glassheart, and falls 7-13 (24,175 sales) on its second week on the chart.
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