Kings Of Leon Reign Supreme Over Web In U.k.
Rockers KINGS OF LEON's hit SEX ON FIRE is Britain's best-selling download single of all time - beating THE X FACTOR winner LEONA LEWIS into second place.
The smash song, which claimed top spot in the U.K. singles chart in September (08), beat Lewis' tune Bleeding Love into second place this week (begs02Mar09) with 547,000 online sales.
The band's latest album, Only By The Night, has 152,000 web buys.
Columbia Records' managing director Mike Smith tells British tabloid The Sun the benchmark confirms the Tennessee band's current status as the world's biggest rock outfit.
He says, "In the last 12 months the Kings Of Leon have dominated rock music in the U.K., a pattern which is now being mirrored around the world.
"In any format Only By The Night would be acknowledged as one of the most important albums of the decade, but it has truly come into its own in the digital age."