London, Apr 17 : English singer Leona Lewis was able to achieve an important goal in her life on Apr 16, when she made it to the number 1 spot on the US Billboard 200 chart with her debut album.
Her debut album 'Spirit' is said to have sold more than 200,000 copies, when it was released in North America in April 08 and it debuted at number 1.
"The past few weeks have felt like a dream," the Sun quoted Leona as saying.
"I didn't think things could get better after being No1 in the UK. I'm just so thankful," she added.
Leona's single 'Bleeding Love' will be joining the album at the top and her mentor Simon Cowell has had nothing but praise for her.
"What Leona has achieved is incredible. This is the hardest market to crack," he said.
"For her debut album to be No1 is unbelievable," he added.
Her single Bleeding Love will secure her double by beating competition from Madonna to return for a second stint at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Bleeding Love has sold more than a million copies in the States and Leona has had No1 singles and albums in 20 countries.