Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:49am ET by  

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Kings of Leon top digital downloads

Kings of Leon's 'Only By The Night' has become the UK's highest selling digital album.

The album - which was released 18 months ago - has now sold 250,000 units, and is the only UK album to sell over 200,000 copies digitally, the Official Charts Company reports.

Kings Of Leon's closest challenger in the digital arena is Lady Gaga, whose debut album 'The Fame' is likely to pass 200,000 downloads within the next month.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said: "This is an incredible achievement by Kings Of Leon, one of the few acts in recent years to have crossed over from true alternative territory into the mainstream. "To date, just 12 albums have passed the 100,000 download mark, but the explosive success of Kings Of Leon illustrates the growing popularity of album downloading among music fans, which has been steadily increasing over the past three years."