London, Mar 28 : After dominating UK pop charts last year, singer Leona Lewis has become the first British women to top the US pop chart in more than 20 years with her debut single 'Bleeding Love'.
The X factor winner wrote on her website that it was her 'dream' to crack America. The track was released in US six weeks ago.
"I'm so excited to be able to spend some time in the US and showcase my music to everyone here," BBC quoted her as saying.
"Its been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and I can't wait," he added.
Moreover, the 22-year-old singer has signed a 5m pounds deal with US mogul Clive Davis, the man behind pop singer Whitney Houston. Lewis manager Simon Cowell negotiated the deal.
Meanwhile, a Lewis rep has shot down the reports that the singer was planning to undergo a throat surgery to end recurring bouts of tonsillitis.
"She has got a pretty bad throat. She just can't shake it off at the moment but I don't think she needs to have an op," said the rep.