Thursday, March 13, 2008

Leona Turning U.S. Charts RED!

The remarkable run of British singing sensation Leona Lewis continues here in the U.S. The only question is to where to start with telling the story!

Well, on iTunes, "Bleeding Love" is currently the #3 most downloaded song! Next Monday, she's going to be on the Oprah Winfrey Show. I'm sure most of you know by now what an Oprah appearance does to sales. With Mariah Carey pushing the release of her latest single back to March 24th, there's little doubt that "Bleeding Love" will be #1 on iTunes after Leona's Oprah appearance!

How about the radio story? Well, that's developing as well. At the moment, "Bleeding Love" is at #25 on the Mediabase pop chart. Amongst all pop songs, "Bleeding Love" is the third biggest gainer in spins this week with an increase of 867 plays! WNOU 100.9 in Indianapolis is leading the way, being the first station in America to put "Bleeding Love" in it's "power" rotation, giving it 100 spins the past week! On Tuesday night, "Bleeding Love" was the #1 most requested song on New York's Z-100 Interactive 9 at 9 countdown. Boston's KISS 108 just added "Bleeding Love" this week, already giving it 42 spins out of the box this week! Washington DC's bleeding for Leona too, with Hot 99.5 adding her this week and giving her 22 spins already. Finally, and I do mean FINALLY I am happy to say that my local sorta top 40 station, 102.7 KIIS FM here in Los Angeles officially added her to their playlist yesterday. They've only spun "Bleeding Love" six times so far, but expect it to get as big there as it's getting everywhere else!

Billboard's Pop 100 chart combines sales and pop radio airplay to give you an idea of what songs are the most popular here in America. Leona had a huge week there too, moving from #36 to #19 this week! VH1 continues to support Leona as well, giving "Bleeding Love" 18 plays this week. Don't forget to vote for her on their Top 20 Countdown as well!

By the way, if you have not checked out her amazing fansite and forum, please do so at You get all the latest information about Leona, along with a great, interactive discussion forum about Leona all in one place!

And lest I forget, rumor has it that Leona's going to be performing on American Idol at some point during the coming couple of months. Yes folks, we are seeing a star being born in the U.S. right before our eyes!

**EDIT** This just in... Leona's going to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 24th!!! Thanks to gsj123 on the U.K. fanclub site for the find!!! Link to article on

**ANOTHER EDIT** "Bleeding Love" moved up to #2 on iTunes late today! She just might get to #1 there before the Oprah appearance!


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