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Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis performing in 2009
Background information
Birth name Leona Louise Lewis
Born 3 April 1985 (1985-04-03) (age 24)
Islington, London, England
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations Singer–songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Labels Syco, J
Website www.leonalewismusic.co.uk
.Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is an English pop and R&B singer–songwriter.^ Unhappy singer Leona Lewis .

^ Leona Lewis' pop perfume .

^ Leona Lewis Spirit debuts in April .

.Lewis rose to fame in 2006 as the winner of the third series of the British television series The X Factor.^ Lewis, who won the British television...
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^ Amazing singer and winner of the nearly identical format of American Idol television show, the X-Factor, which airs in the UK, has introduced the latest best thing from England: Leona Lewis.

^ Third series winner Leona Lewis was different, miles ahead of her competitors and clearly born for stardom.
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.Lewis has become a multi-platinum selling artist and three time Grammy Award nominee.^ Echo is the follow up to her six million plus seller, four times Brit–nominated and three times Grammy-nominated debut album Spirit.
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^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female solo artist to top single and album US pop chart in 21 years.
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^ Leona Lewis has set a new record for the fastest-selling UK debut album of all time.

.She was proclaimed 'Top New Artist' by Billboard magazine in 2008. Lewis has released two albums to date, Spirit and Echo, in 2007 and 2009 respectively.^ Leona Lewis has been named Top New Artist of 2008.

^ Leona Lewis has 2 music albums or singles that we have reviewed Age 10+ Echo Excellent pop album OK for the whole family to enjoy.

^ Release Date: 11/17/2009 Age 10+ Spirit Pop powerhouse sings innocent love songs.

.Spirit became the fastest-selling debut album and the biggest seller of 2007 in both the United Kingdom and Ireland, and made Lewis the first British solo artist to top the Billboard 200 with a debut album.^ Leona Lewis is the first British female artist to debut at No.

^ Leona Lewis has become the first British solo artist to top the US album charts with a debut record.

^ More » Lewis first UK female to top U.S. chart in 20 yrs Reuters - Mar 27, 2008 Talent show winner Leona Lewis became the first British female solo artist in over 20 years to top the U.S. pop ratings on Thursday when her single Bleeding Love hit number one in the Billboard Hot 100...
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.It has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide.^ Spirit has scanned more than two million copies worldwide since its release in November.
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^ Her debut album Rockferry was relased in March 2008 and has sold about 2 million copies in the UK and some 6 million copies worldwide.
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^ Wonder if his rock album is as successful as his last hardcore rap album, Tha Carter III, that sold one million copies worldwide in its opening week in summer 2008 and brought him 8 Grammy nominations.
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[1]
.Lewis's debut single "A Moment Like This" became the fastest selling UK single after being downloaded over 50,000 times within thirty minutes of its release.^ Leona Lewis has set a new record for the fastest-selling UK debut album of all time.

^ 'The X Factor' winner - who broke records with her debut single 'A Moment Like This' after she won the ITV reality show last year - is already outselling her biggest chart rivals Take That by two-to-one.

^ You won't have forgotten her previous cover track on the show - her version of the Snow Patrol hit, 'Run', went on to become the fastest selling download-only release in 2008!
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.Her second single, "Bleeding Love", reached number one positions in over thirty singles charts around the world.^ In addition, Spirit's lead-off single "Bleeding Love" -- co-written and produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan "Alias" Tedder -- was the U.K.'s best-selling single of 2007, claiming the Number One spot for seven weeks.
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^ Love him or hate him, Simon Cowell is an absolute genius and knows that he can guarantee having Christmas number one every year with the winner of The X F...
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^ "Bleeding Love" is the highlight of the album, a superb single that could almost be a sequel to Houston's 1987 classic "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)".
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.In November 2008 she set a record in the UK for the fastest selling download-only release with her cover version of the Snow Patrol song "Run" which sold 69,244 copies in two days.^ Please note that the track listing for the UK Version is different to the US and Canadian releases.
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^ By Luis “X Factor” winner Leona Lewis might just smash the Arctic Monkey’s record for fastest selling debut album.
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^ Leona Lewis has set a new record for the fastest-selling UK debut album of all time.

.In November 2009, the first set of dates for her 2010 debut world tour were announced.^ HIM Tour Dates & Tickets March 2010 .
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^ Peter Kay Tickets & Tour Dates April / November 2010, April 2011 .
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^ Westlife Tickets & Tour Dates May 2010 .
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Contents

Early life

Lewis was born in the London Borough of Islington, to Aural Josiah "Joe" Lewis of Afro-Guyanese descent and Maria Lewis of Welsh descent.[2][3] .Her parents enrolled her at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and from there she attended the Italia Conti Academy and the BRIT School, where she learned to play instruments such as the guitar and piano, and began to write her own songs in the hope of becoming a singer-songwriter,[4][5] writing her first full-length song at the age of 12.[6] She initially trained in opera, but went on to singing jazz and blues, eventually leading to popular music, citing Minnie Riperton, Eva Cassidy and Stevie Wonder as her main influences.^ I don’t know about the whole list but High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens and Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria are surely there on the list.
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^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female singer to top the US singles charts for over 20 years.

^ Leona is an English singer-songwriter who was the winner of the popular U.K. television talent show The X Factor .
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[3] .After leaving the BRIT School at 17,[3] she took a number of jobs to fund studio time,[7] recording a demo album called Twilight.^ Leona Lewis has set a new record for the fastest-selling UK debut album of all time.

[8][9] .The album, comprised almost exclusively of her own compositions, was recorded under Spiral Music, a production company based in Fulham.^ U.K. singer and songwriter Leona Lewis will release her debut album, Spirit, on J Records/SyCo Music on April 8th.

"I tried to secure a record deal by doing things my own way. I worked very hard but I never managed to land a contract", said Lewis.[10] Other demos were recorded under licence from UEG Entertainment, later included on an album called Best Kept Secret.[9] However, none of Lewis's demos were released and she considered taking a hiatus from her music career to attend university until her boyfriend persuaded her to enter The X Factor which subsequently severed her connections with UEG.[11]

Music career

2006: The X Factor

Lewis at the London premiere for Flushed Away, November 2006.
.Lewis auditioned for the third series of The X Factor in 2006, singing "Over the Rainbow". She was mentored by Simon Cowell and was announced the winner on 16 December 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract.^ Leona Lewis has a crush on Simon Cowell.

^ Plucked from obscurity on her way to winning series three of the X Factor in 2006, the shy, unassuming but unquestionably stunning girl from Hackney went on to top the English charts, conquer America and prove to be Simon Cowell's biggest success to date.
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^ Leona Lewis, winner of the British TV talent show X Factor, a British talent show executive-produced by American Idols Simon Cowell, lands in the US this spring with an appearance on Oprah March 17th and her debut album 'Spirit' hitting stores April 8th.

[12]
.Her debut single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This", was released on CD on 20 December 2006, and was available as a digital download from midnight on 17 December.^ 'The X Factor' winner - who broke records with her debut single 'A Moment Like This' after she won the ITV reality show last year - is already outselling her biggest chart rivals Take That by two-to-one.

^ Sounds kinda familiar like umm Beyonces Halo or Kelly Clarksons Already Gone… .
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^ Even before the album was released, she already had a hit single with her version of the Kelly Clarkson song "A Moment Like This", which can be found as a bonus on the UK version of the album.
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It broke a world record after it was downloaded 50,000 times in thirty minutes.[13] .On 24 December, "A Moment Like This" was crowned the 2006 UK Christmas number-one single, having sold 571,253 copies, outselling the rest of the Top 40's sales combined.^ 'The X Factor' winner - who broke records with her debut single 'A Moment Like This' after she won the ITV reality show last year - is already outselling her biggest chart rivals Take That by two-to-one.

^ Love him or hate him, Simon Cowell is an absolute genius and knows that he can guarantee having Christmas number one every year with the winner of The X F...
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^ Even before the album was released, she already had a hit single with her version of the Kelly Clarkson song "A Moment Like This", which can be found as a bonus on the UK version of the album.
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[14] .The single became the most downloaded song in 2006; it stayed at number one for four weeks and stayed at the top spot in the Irish Singles Chart for six weeks.^ In addition, Spirit's lead-off single "Bleeding Love" -- co-written and produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan "Alias" Tedder -- was the U.K.'s best-selling single of 2007, claiming the Number One spot for seven weeks.
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^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female solo artist to top single and album US pop chart in 21 years.
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^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female singer to top the US singles charts for over 20 years.

[15] It went on to sell in the region of 830,000 copies.[citation needed]

2007–2009: Spirit and international breakthrough

.In February 2007, Lewis signed a £5 million ($9.7 million) five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis's record label, J Records,[16] and showcased for several American music executives.^ American Idol has made impressive $75 million between June 1, 2008, and June 1, 2009 cashing in on both his shows ( American Idol , America’s Got Talent ) and music publishing – Leona Lewis, Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson , and even Whitney Houston are all signed to Cowell’s Syco record label.
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^ Leona Lewis has set a new record for the fastest-selling UK debut album of all time.

^ For the first time, Clive Davis and Simon Cowell teamed up to sign Lewis to J Records/SyCo Music (Cowell's joint venture with Sony BMG), and are both actively involved in the recording process for Spirit.
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[16][17][18] .A press release was sent out revealing that Cowell and Davis would work together in a first-of-its-kind partnership on both the song and producer selection for Lewis's debut album, entitled Spirit.^ Leona Lewis Spirit debuts in April .

^ Leona Lewis, winner of the British TV talent show X Factor, a British talent show executive-produced by American Idols Simon Cowell, lands in the US this spring with an appearance on Oprah March 17th and her debut album 'Spirit' hitting stores April 8th.

^ First Listen: Leona Lewis' new album .
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[19] .Lewis recorded tracks for the album in London, Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, and Atlanta,[20] where she worked with several songwriters and record producers including Dallas Austin, Walter Afanasieff, Salaam Remi,[21] Steve Mac,[22] Stargate[23] and Ne-Yo.^ And her mentor/manager Simon Cowell made sure she hooked up with some of the best hitmakers in the industry ranging from Dallas Austin, Ne-yo, Soulshack and Kar...
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^ Listen to Leona Lewis' new album ECHO in its entirety right here on Leona's official iLike page!
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^ First Listen: Leona Lewis' new album .
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[24] .It was released in November 2007 and entered both the Irish Albums Chart and the UK Albums Chart at number one, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in both countries, and the United Kingdom's fourth fastest selling album of all time.^ Leona Lewis has set a new record for the fastest-selling UK debut album of all time.

^ Echo is the follow up to her six million plus seller, four times Brit–nominated and three times Grammy-nominated debut album Spirit.
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^ By Luis “X Factor” winner Leona Lewis might just smash the Arctic Monkey’s record for fastest selling debut album.
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[25][26][27] It was released in several other nations in January 2008, and went to number one in New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Germany, South Africa and Switzerland.[28] .Two further tracks were recorded in 2008 for the US release of the album: "Forgive Me", produced by Akon, and "Misses Glass", produced by Madd Scientist.^ Leona Lewis has become the first British solo artist to top the US album charts with a debut record.

^ U.K. singer and songwriter Leona Lewis will release her debut album, Spirit, on J Records/SyCo Music on April 8th.

[29] .It was released in the United States in April 2008 and entered the Billboard 200 at number one, making Lewis the first British artist to reach number one with a debut album.^ Leona Lewis is the first British female artist to debut at No.

^ Leona Lewis' full album, Spirit , will be released on April 8.
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^ Leona Lewis, winner of the British TV talent show X Factor, a British talent show executive-produced by American Idols Simon Cowell, lands in the US this spring with an appearance on Oprah March 17th and her debut album 'Spirit' hitting stores April 8th.

[30] .A special edition of Spirit was re-released in November 2008 in Europe, including the songs "Forgive Me", "Misses Glass" and a cover of the Snow Patrol song "Run". The album again went to number one in the UK Albums Chart.^ Price: $22.99      2 Reviews 2008 deluxe edition re-issue, features the newly recorded single, 'Forgive Me', along with a new version of 'Homeless' as well as the bonus tracks featured on various other pressin...
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^ Spirit-Leona Lewis Overall, it was a very good C.D. There was one song I didn't really like,(Misses Glass) but the rest of it was good (in my opinion) Published 3 months ago by L. Moore .
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^ [Sony Europe issued a deluxe bonus track/bonus DVD edition in 2008.
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To date the album has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide[1] and has a 9× platinum certification in the UK.[31]
.Lewis's second single, "Bleeding Love", produced by Ryan Tedder and written by Tedder and Jesse McCartney, was released in October 2007 in the UK, where it sold 218,805 copies in its first week, giving it the biggest first-week sales of 2007 to date.^ British sensation Leona Lewis has reclaimed the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 with her worldwide smash hit single, Bleeding Love for a fourth, record-breaking week.

^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female singer to top the US singles charts for over 20 years.

^ Brit sensation Leona Lewis continues on her path to conquer the US with a performance of her worldwide smash hit single 'Bleeding Love' on American Idol on April 23rd.

[32][33] .It entered the UK Singles Chart at number one, where it stayed for seven weeks,[34] and in the Irish Singles Chart it remained at number one for eight weeks.^ British sensation Leona Lewis has reclaimed the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 with her worldwide smash hit single, Bleeding Love for a fourth, record-breaking week.

^ Leona Lewis, who has taken the world by storm with her international hit single Bleeding Love, has now conquered the U.S, claiming the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

[35] .It reached number one in the singles charts of New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Canada and the United States.^ Leona Lewis, who has taken the world by storm with her international hit single Bleeding Love, has now conquered the U.S, claiming the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

."Bleeding Love" won The Record of the Year in December 2007.[36] In February 2008, "Bleeding Love" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 85 and then went on to peak at number one for four non-consecutive weeks.^ Leona Lewis tops the Hot 100 Charts with Bleeding Love .

^ 'The X Factor' winner - who broke records with her debut single 'A Moment Like This' after she won the ITV reality show last year - is already outselling her biggest chart rivals Take That by two-to-one.

^ British sensation Leona Lewis has reclaimed the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 with her worldwide smash hit single, Bleeding Love for a fourth, record-breaking week.

.The song became the first track by a UK female to reach number one since Kim Wilde's "You Keep Me Hangin' On" in 1987.[37] Lewis's third single, a double A-side featuring "Better in Time" and "Footprints in the Sand", was released in the United Kingdom in March 2008, in aid of Sport Relief, and she visited South Africa for the charity.^ Leona Lewis is the first UK female artist to top the U.S. charts in more than 20 years , since Kim Wilde's 1987 cover "You Keep Me Hangin On".
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^ Price: $22.99      2 Reviews 2008 deluxe edition re-issue, features the newly recorded single, 'Forgive Me', along with a new version of 'Homeless' as well as the bonus tracks featured on various other pressin...
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^ That U.S. version drops the bonus track of Leona's version of "A Moment Like This," her first hit single that is not so coincidentally a cover of Kelly 's first big single.
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[38] .The single reached a peak of number two in the UK singles chart selling over 40,000 copies in its first week of physical release.^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female singer to top the US singles charts for over 20 years.

."Better in Time" was released as Lewis's second single in the US, where it peaked at number 11 in the Billboard Hot 100.[39] "Forgive Me" was released as Lewis's fifth single in November 2008; it reached number five in the UK.[40] "Run" was released as a download-only single in the UK, reaching number one, and becoming the UK's fastest-selling download-only single with 69,244 copies sold in two days.^ A three-time Grammy nominee, Leona Lewis is a dynamic live artist who performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics' closing ceremony.
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^ You won't have forgotten her previous cover track on the show - her version of the Snow Patrol hit, 'Run', went on to become the fastest selling download-only release in 2008!
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^ Just for the record, in 3 days, Kris Allen sold 15,000 units of his debut single, which is doing very well at radio, and in ten days he was over 30,000 copies.
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[41] .Lewis's last single from Spirit, "I Will Be", was released in January 2009,[42] only in North America; it peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 33 on the Pop 100.^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female solo artist to top single and album US pop chart in 21 years.
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^ Leona Lewis Last Updated: 12/31/2009 Send Message Instant Message Email to a Friend Subscribe .
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^ Spirit is Leona Lewis' 1st studio release.
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[citation needed]
.In August 2008, she performed "Whole Lotta Love" with guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin at the 2008 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in Beijing, representing the handover to London as the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics.^ Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis Get Down in Beijing by dsussman Views: 363 Comments: 0 .
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[43] .In September 2008, she joined several female singers to perform a single for the anti-cancer campaign Stand Up to Cancer.^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female singer to top the US singles charts for over 20 years.

The single, titled "Just Stand Up!", was performed live during the one-hour telethon that aired on all major US television networks.[44] .Lewis received three nominations for the 51st Grammy Awards in December 2008. "Bleeding Love" was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Spirit was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.^ British sensation Leona Lewis has reclaimed the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 with her worldwide smash hit single, Bleeding Love for a fourth, record-breaking week.

^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female singer to top the US singles charts for over 20 years.

^ Brit sensation Leona Lewis continues on her path to conquer the US with a performance of her worldwide smash hit single 'Bleeding Love' on American Idol on April 23rd.

.She was nominated for four BRIT Awards, in the categories British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, British Album for Spirit, and British Single for "Bleeding Love",[45] but despite being the favourite to win the most awards, she received none.^ Leona Lewis is the first British female artist to debut at No.

^ British sensation Leona Lewis has reclaimed the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 with her worldwide smash hit single, Bleeding Love for a fourth, record-breaking week.

^ Leona Lewis has become the first British solo artist to top the US album charts with a debut record.

[46] .She won two awards at the 2008 MOBO Awards: Best Album for Spirit and Best Video for "Bleeding Love".[47] In December 2008 Lewis was named 'Top New Artist' by Billboard magazine.^ Leona Lewis has been named Top New Artist of 2008.

^ Leona Lewis tops the Hot 100 Charts with Bleeding Love .

^ Listen to Leona Lewis' new album ECHO in its entirety right here on Leona's official iLike page!
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[48]

2009–present: Echo and world tour

Lewis's second album, Echo,[49] was given a worldwide release in November 2009.[49][50] Production took place throughout 2009, including work with Ryan Tedder,[51] Justin Timberlake,[52] Max Martin,[53] Arnthor Birgisson,[54] Kevin Rudolf,[55] and John Shanks.[56] It was recorded in Los Angeles and took nine months to produce.[57] .Lewis described the album as "more guitar-driven" compared to Spirit.^ Leona Lewis' full album, Spirit , will be released on April 8.
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[58] One of the albums's songs, "My Hands", appears as the theme song to Final Fantasy XIII's North American and European release.[59] .Lewis performed her first full UK show at the Hackney Empire in London on 2 November 2009, performing songs from Spirit and Echo.^ The X Factor launched in the UK back in 2004 to search for the hottest new singers and it is the show that brought us the lovely and talented Leona Lewis !
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^ Echo ’s full of such moments, so if you see Lewis in concert, bring an extra cell-phone battery or two.
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^ ECHO Listening party 3:46pm on November 19, 2009 Listen to Leona Lewis' new album ECHO in its entirety right here on Leona's official iLike page!
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[60][61] .Echo reached number one in the UK Albums Chart and the top ten of Austria, Ireland and Switzerland.^ Leona Lewis has become the first British solo artist to top the US album charts with a debut record.

^ But who knew she’d be the first U.K. vocalist to chart a U.S. number one ("Bleeding Love") since 1987?
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[62]
.Despite previous attempts from Lewis's lawyers to ban the release of Best Kept Secret by UEG Music, claiming that the singer had not given her consent, the album was released in January 2009 when the label insisted it owned the rights to the music and Lewis would receive a 50% share of the album's profits.^ Listen to Leona Lewis' new album ECHO in its entirety right here on Leona's official iLike page!
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^ ECHO Listening party 3:46pm on November 19, 2009 Listen to Leona Lewis' new album ECHO in its entirety right here on Leona's official iLike page!
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^ U.K. singer and songwriter Leona Lewis will release her debut album, Spirit, on J Records/SyCo Music on April 8th.

However, a television advert for the album was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority, who said in a statement: "We considered that the claim 'Leona Lewis's new album' misleadingly implied it was the singer's latest recording rather than a new CD of tracks recorded some years ago."[63] The album was released to iTunes in standard and deluxe editions, and two EPs, "Private Party" and "Dip Down"/"Joy", were released in September 2009.
.The first single released from Echo was "Happy", which was written by Lewis, Tedder and Evan Bogart and produced by Tedder.^ Leona Lewis has become the first British female singer to top the US singles charts for over 20 years.

^ Leona Lewis is refusing to release a single to promote the blockbuster 'Avatar'.

[64] The single was released on 15 September 2009,[65][66] peaking at number two in the UK,[67] and reaching the top ten in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Japan and Switzerland.[68] .Lewis also recorded the theme song for the 2009 science fiction film Avatar, directed by James Cameron.^ In the new music video for “I See You,” Leona Lewis pumps out a not-so-epic sentimental pop ballad while unbelievable images from James Cameron’s Avatar take over the screen.
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[69] The song, "I See You (Theme from Avatar)", was written by James Horner and Simon Franglen. It was nominated for Best Original Song at the 67th Golden Globe Awards.[70] In January 2010, Lewis provided vocals on a cover of "Everybody Hurts", released to help raise money for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[71] The second single from Echo, "I Got You", was released in February 2010.[72]
.Lewis plans to start her first world tour supporting Spirit and Echo in May 2010,[73] which is reported to be lasting 14 months.^ Rihanna Tickets & Tour Dates May 2010 .
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[74] It is said that Lewis has hired choreographer Travis Payne for the tour,[74] which is reported to have a Labyrinth theme.[75] Her label have apparently said that money is no object.[74]

Other activities

In October 2008, The Times reported that Lewis had turned down a $1 million deal with Mohamed Al Fayed to open a Harrods sale. .Lewis commented in the press that she turned down the deal on the grounds that Harrods is the only UK department store which continues to stock clothing made from animal fur.^ Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis Get Down in Beijing by dsussman Views: 363 Comments: 0 .
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[76] She told The Big Issue, "I got a lot of flak for that. .There were people who said I should have done it and given the money to charity, but that would have been such a contradiction."^ Who would go out of there way to do domething like that?!!
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[77] She announced in October 2008 that she was in the "bargaining period" of launching her own ethical line of accessories through Topshop,[3][76] and that she is in the late stages of releasing her own perfume for Europe.[78]
.Lewis signed a book deal in January 2009 to release an illustrated autobiography in October 2009. The book, entitled Dreams, contains mostly pictures taken by photographer Dean Freeman.^ Singer Leona Lewis poses for pictures with her new book ‘Dreams’ at Waterstone’s booksellers in Piccadilly on Wednesday afternoon in London, England.
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[79]

Personal life

.Lewis lives in Hackney with her boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa, an electrician, whom she has known since she was approximately ten years old.^ Asked if partner Lou Al-Chamaa ever gets jealous of the boys in her videos the X Factor star told Sugar magazine: ‘I think he would if I was kissing them, but I’d never do that.

^ British pop star LEONA LEWIS has sparked rumours she is engaged to her childhood sweetheart LOU AL-CHAMAA – after she was seen showing off a new diamond ring.

[11] She has a tattoo of Hebrew letters on her left wrist, symbolising her relationship with Al-Chamaa.[80] A vegetarian since she was 12,[21] Lewis won PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian along with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis in 2008,[81] and again in 2009 with actor Scott Maslen.[82] She also was named PETA's Person Of The Year for 2008.[83] Lewis is a supporter of the World Society for the Protection of Animals.[84]
.At a book signing for Dreams on 14 October 2009 at the Piccadilly branch of Waterstone's book store in central London, Lewis received a punch to the head from Peter Kowalczyk, a 29-year-old man from south London.^ Wednesday, October 14, 2009 .
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^ Singer Leona Lewis poses for pictures with her new book ‘Dreams’ at Waterstone’s booksellers in Piccadilly on Wednesday afternoon in London, England.
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^ He [the attacker] walked up there with the book, she signed it and, as she looked up, he just punched her.
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[85][86] Eyewitnesses say Lewis ran out with her hand covering her face, whilst security wrestled the attacker, who was reportedly laughing, to the floor.[85] The police were called immediately to the scene and Kowalczyk was arrested.[86] Lewis suffered bruising and was taken to a private doctor as a precaution.[87] She cancelled a scheduled appearance on the BBC's The One Show and a two-day promotional trip to Germany.[88] .She later released a statement, saying "Thank you so much for your support, it is truly overwhelming.^ You can choose to delete the Tracking Technologies through the "Internet Options" sub-option of the "Tools" menu option of your browser or otherwise as directed by your browser's support feature.
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Yesterday was a horrible shock and left me extremely hurt and upset. I'm very sorry to those I wasn't able to meet at the signing. .Thank you again for all of the lovely messages.^ Spike will thank the user for his or her registration by sending a "Thank you" message.
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.Love you all."^ Happy New Year to you all, Love Leona xx 1:10 PM 5 Comments ( Add Comment ) .
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^ Lots of love and I hope to see you all in the new year when I start my UK tour!
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[89] Kowalczyk was subsequently sectioned under the Mental Health Act.[86] .He was charged with common assault, for which he was due to appear before City of Westminster magistrates on 26 October 2009.[87] The case was adjourned as Kowalczyk was "not fit to attend court".[90] It was reported that he had a history of mental health problems and may have attacked Lewis due to jealousy, as he had attempted to enter The X Factor but was rejected by producers.^ Her attacker was 29-year-old Peter Kowalczyk, a reject of the reality talent show series X Factor, of which Leona Lewis took home the top prize.
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[91] On 14 December 2009, Kowalczyk admitted common assault and was ordered to remain in hospital for an indeterminate period.[92]

Discography

Studio albums

Tours

Awards and nominations

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  79. ^ "Leona Lewis to pen autobiography". BBC News Online. 6 January 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7813178.stm. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
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Preceded by
Shayne Ward
Winner of The X Factor
2006
Succeeded by
Leon Jackson

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Leona Lewis (born 3 April, 1985) is a British singer-songwriter.^ Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer.
  • Leona Lewis – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unhappy singer Leona Lewis .

^ Leona Lewis was born in Islington, London on 3 April 1985 to Joe and Maria.
  • Leona Lewis 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Sourced

  • If I woke up tomorrow morning and it was just a dream, it would be the best dream I've ever had, and I would be― I would not be happy to be waking up! [laughter]
    • The Xtra Factor: Winner's Story 2006
    • Upon winning The X-Factor
  • [People] would ask me, "what do you want to be when you're older?" and I'd be like, "a singer", and they'd be like, "what do you really want to be?" and I'd be like, "oh, I really want to be a singer." .
    • NRJ Radio, October 2007
  • I'm not a loud, extravagant person; I'm never going to be that and, to be honest, I don't want to be like that.^ You don’t want to go where photographers are going to be.

    ^ She never really had personal security because she never dreamed anything like this would happen.
    • Leona Lewis | The Fab Life - Celebrity Gossip, Fashion & Style | TFL Main 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.thefablife.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bleeding Love…LOL I like her outfit, never seen her like this on stage before, going for dramatic that is.
    • » RANDOM PICS: LEONA LEWIS PERFORMING IN LONDON + VIDEO // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I don't show off or boast, and it's pointless to think I'm going to be any different.^ By Dave Parrack Let’s be clear about this straight from the off, this song is definitely going to be number one no matter what I or anyone else may think of it.
    • Leona Lewis - Boxxet 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Interview with Lina Das, Daily Mail, October 2007
  • I'd always been quite quiet growing up, and singing was a way of having a voice. .
    • Daily Mail, October 2007
  • I was at a really low point, thinking of going to university and doing a course because the music thing just wasn't happening for me.^ If I tipped her back in May, it was just because I had an inkling… Now I can say with conviction that Ellie Goulding is definitely going to be successful.
    • Leona Lewis - Boxxet 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think y’all should just chill because she’s still fresh, she’ll grow into her own.
    • » VIDEO: LEONA LEWIS - BLEEDING LOVE // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Spirit" has so far received a poor reception from critics & music reviewers, but so far I have been quite impressed, so I think it may be people hating on the whole "X-Factor" thing.
    • Leona Lewis - Boxxet 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    But I went on the show and... .
    • Daily Mail, October 2007
  • Whatever happens to me from now on, I can't ever imagine wanting to distance myself from The X Factor, or having a bad word to say about it, because the show opened doors for me that had never opened before.^ Leona Lewis refuses to say more than a few words to people because she wants to protect her voice.

    ^ Tokunbo Ope Says: October 26th, 2007 at 3:29 pm Without doubt, Leona is an enigma.
    • Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love Lyrics and Video 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.musicloversgroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If I tipped her back in May, it was just because I had an inkling… Now I can say with conviction that Ellie Goulding is definitely going to be successful.
    • Leona Lewis - Boxxet 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Daily Mail, October 2007
  • I am vegetarian, so I don't have clothes, shoes or bags made from leather or suede or any animal products. Shoes are hard to find. These are fake Uggs. And I've got a pair of vintage boots, which are PVC.
  • I hate the thought of animals being killed just for our pleasure... .
    • Bang Showbiz, December 2007
  • Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend but it's impossible to know for sure where they have come from so I find it is safer just to avoid them altogether.^ They’re just going to go in the studio and see what comes out.

    ^ Though not on the top, they are surely among the best teens of the year!
    • Leona Lewis - GlamourVanity.com 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.glamourvanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I loved being a part of the group, and have always thought 'maybe someday we'll get back together' – you just never know when your someday will come.
    • Leona Lewis Hub | Leona Lewis Gay Blog Report | Towleroad, News Daily for Gay Guys. 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Bang Showbiz, December 2007
  • I went to Clive Davis' Grammy party and I nearly spontaneously combusted because everyone on my iPod was there!^ In the United States, the single’s digital release on December 18, 2007, led to nearly 6,000 legal downloads of the song.
    • Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love Lyrics and Video 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.musicloversgroup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Those women are the true divas. .They're amazing performers, whom I've listened to for years.^ She had the most amazing year - even the new US president (Barack Obama) wanted her to perform at his inauguration,’ mirror.co.uk reported an insider as saying.
    • Leona Lewis snubbed by Brit awards 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: News]

    ^ I’ve been fortunate enough to perform on some music shows here, Music Fair, Music Station and a breakfast TV called Mezamasshi, they were all incredible fun.
    • LeonaLewisFan.org - The Leona Lewis Site 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.leonalewisfan.org [Source type: General]

    .These are the people who've inspired me to sing, so it's flattering that I'm being compared to them.^ I can’t believe these people even know who I am”).
    • Leona Lewis on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Leona Lewis on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC au.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In these frenzied modern times, there are few people who can seemingly slow time and capture a nation’s attention for the duration of a song.
    • Sony Music UK | Artists | Leona Lewis 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.sonymusic.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Lewis describes the song as "very moving, with a very emotional lyric" as it is about "standing by someone and being there for people who need your help."
    • Leona Lewis 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    But I have a lot of hard work to do first. .
    • Access Hollywood, March 2008
    • Regarding comparisons to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
  • I'm trying to stay as healthy as possible but there's no pressure to be really skinny.^ Leona Lewis is no Mariah Carey .

    ^ During the show, her vocal talents were consistently given high praise by all three judges (Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne), and on occasions were compared with Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston.
    • Leona Lewis 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Prologue Once upon a time there was a little girl who was just like a real princess, but no one knew that she was a princess.
    • Leona Lewis - GlamourVanity.com 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.glamourvanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    No. That's just a bit wrong.
    • Interview with Liz Jones, Daily Mail, March 2008
  • My friends are the ones I've had since primary school. .They're really cool and such a good bunch of people.^ And I think if people listened to the song a bit more then they would fall in love with it because the song is really that good… Plus it sounds very early Mariah/Whitney-ish… .
    • » VIDEO: LEONA LEWIS - BLEEDING LOVE // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .They came to every one of my gigs before all of this happened, you know; they were there in the smoky pubs, wherever.^ We try to compile data on has many sold out tickets as possible so that you do not have to waste your time searching all over the web to find what gig is going on where.
    • Leona Lewis Tickets | Leona Lewis Concerts Tickets | Sell Leona Lewis Tickets | Tickets for Leona Lewis | Tickets for Leona Lewis Concerts | Buy Leona Lewis Tickets | Buy Leona Lewis Concerts Tickets 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.soldoutticketmarket.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Why would D&G give her a cheap version of there dress to wear for a high profile event which they know is going to be screened world wide.
    • » VIDEO: LEONA LEWIS - BLEEDING LOVE // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Leona thanks for all the great music and i like the song My Hands its a great song i like it and its a great song for Final Fantasy XIII so thank you .
    • Leona Lewis on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC nz.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Daily Mail, March 2008
  • He [Simon Cowell] is actually very lovely in real life.^ Love him or hate him, Simon Cowell is an absolute genius and knows that he can guarantee having Christmas number one every year with the winner of The X F...
    • Leona Lewis - Boxxet 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    We share the same interests, and he shares my love for animals as well. .
  • You have to have the courage to stand up for what you believe in – no matter how hard it is – as your beliefs make you who you are amid all the celeb madness.^ You can then choose your seats (or standing!
    • Leona Lewis Tickets & Tour Dates 2010 | Leona Lewis Concert Tickets UK & Ireland 2010 - Stereoboard | Tours, Tickets & Merchandise 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.stereoboard.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This means that you are solely and entirely responsible for the consequences of all Postings that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Site.
    • New Leona Lewis Video - "I See You (Theme from Avatar)" | SPIKE 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Take great care of yourself and remember there are genuine fans out there who truly love you and will support you all the way.
    • Message from Leona - Leona Lewis's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I'm a vegetarian and never wear leather or use products tested on animals.^ Leona Lewis won't wear leather because she is a vegetarian.

    When I was just starting out I'd get a gazillion freebies thrown at me, so it was hard to know what contained what. .Now, I've made sure that before I get to a photoshoot people know my stance on that.^ I had a big thing for Justin [Timberlake] before I worked with him, but I lose my crush when I meet people.

    ^ I think I know all the words by heart now, as well as my neighbor's.
    • Amazon.com: Spirit: Leona Lewis: Music 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Sugar magazine, April 2008
  • No one is "the next" anyone, especially if that person is still here, doing their thing, as she [Mariah] clearly is.^ By Dave Parrack Let’s be clear about this straight from the off, this song is definitely going to be number one no matter what I or anyone else may think of it.
    • Leona Lewis - Boxxet 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There is no such thing as an ORIGINAL LOOK nowadays, because if she has the long honey coloured weave she’s trying to be beyonce, the hair over one eye and jet black she’s trying to be Aaliyah and because her voice is AMAZING she’s trying to Mariah.
    • » VIDEO: LEONA LEWIS - BLEEDING LOVE // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The comparisons people have made to me are so flattering, but I think it's insensitive to the people I'm compared to. .
    • Rolling Stone magazine, May 2008
    • On being proclaimed the new Mariah
  • I may not be loud but that doesn't mean I'm not strong within myself.^ We hackers may lack social skills but that also doesn’t mean we have bad taste in music!
    • Hackers ‘Steal’ New Leona Lewis, Timberlake Track | TorrentFreak 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

    My mum and dad instilled in me to stand up for what I believe in – and I do.
    • Now magazine, July 2008

About Leona Lewis

  • I've had no demands, no weird requests for strange-colored water or cushions. .She's exactly the same person I met two years ago.^ GaGa was the leading nominee at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards held two weeks ago, and she also leads this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards with five nods in her pocket.
    • Leona Lewis - GlamourVanity.com 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.glamourvanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • She's a supreme perfectionist and knows her own voice better than any artist I've ever worked with.^ Simon Cowell knows to well any publicity is good publicity.
    • Hackers ‘Steal’ New Leona Lewis, Timberlake Track | TorrentFreak 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Simon Cowell is more than just the meanest man on prime-time TV, he’s also the richest, at least according to Forbes Magazine .
    • Leona Lewis - GlamourVanity.com 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.glamourvanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As for the trailer itself, I don't know why, but the voice acting seems not as powerful as I've seen in other trailers.
    • Final Fantasy XIII International Trailer is Emo 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.escapistmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    She's like a scientist when it comes to working in the studio. .
  • She is probably the best vocalist right now, in our time.^ We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, for any reason in our sole discretion, to change the terms of this Agreement.
    • New Leona Lewis Video - "I See You (Theme from Avatar)" | SPIKE 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Signup Now for Leona Lewis Tour Updates - Click Here Leona Lewis Tickets - Right Now on Ebay Our Ticket Comparison COMPARE .
    • Leona Lewis Tickets & Tour Dates 2010 | Leona Lewis Concert Tickets UK & Ireland 2010 - Stereoboard | Tours, Tickets & Merchandise 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.stereoboard.com [Source type: General]

    [...] Around the world, I have seen her play live, and oh my goodness gracious, she just has the most angelic, amazing range ever. .
    • Katy Perry, The Scott Mills Show, BBC Radio 1, November 2008
  • I recorded Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis performing Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin together...^ More » Kingdom Come: Leona Lewis Hits U.S. Shores E! Online - Mar 27, 2008 It appears America has caught the Spirit of St. Lewis.
    • Leona Lewis on Yahoo! Music 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ JLs Leona Lewis Lyrics Leona Lewis Boyfriend Leona Lewis I Will Always Love You .
    • Leona Lewis Album - Ask.com 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted September 04, 2008 10:19:00 AM See All: Leona Lewis melina kanakaredes stand up to cancer tv .
    • ETonline: Articles Tagged With Leona-lewis 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.etonline.com [Source type: General]

    .For me there were several moments that still seem a little unreal [like] realising just how technically and musically accomplished Leona Lewis is as an artist.^ I liked Leona Lewis ’s ballad, it was beautiful.
    • Leona Lewis - GlamourVanity.com 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.glamourvanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just ask Leona Lewis.
    • Leona Lewis on Yahoo! Music 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Leona Lewis debut single "A Moment Like This" became the fastest selling UK single after being downloaded over 50,000 times within thirty minutes of its release.
    • Leona Lewis Tickets | Buy & Sell Leona Lewis Tickets | Buy Leona Lewis Tickets | Sell Leona Lewis Tickets | Leona Lewis 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.yourticketmarket.com [Source type: General]

    .I've not worked with many singers in the pop world who can discuss coloratura technique, and operas by Purcell and Bellini.^ Those who were really dependent on expectations suffer from facing the world that is unpredictable, that the rules they believed in didn’t work at some turning point.
    • Leona Lewis - GlamourVanity.com 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.glamourvanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There is a trend of assaulting pop singers who comes out with annoying pop songs.
    • Leona Lewis Reportedly Punched by Man at London Book Signing : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yes, pop singers who come out with annoying songs that get overplayed getting slapped around does sound like karma.
    • Leona Lewis Reportedly Punched by Man at London Book Signing : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 31 January 2010 13:20 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

    [...] .Leona can really sing with heart and soul, balanced with quite astounding technique.^ Leona sings her version of the Oasis track "Stop Crying Your Heart Out", which does not appear on the North American pressings of her album "Echo".
    • Leona Lewis 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Run by Leona Lewis I ll sing it one last time for you Then we really have to go you´ve been the only thing tha...
    • Leona Lewis on Yahoo! Music 14 January 2010 16:016 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Philip Sheppard, Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, RadioMovies, February 2009

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Leona Lewis
File:Leona
Lewis at the London premiere for Flushed Away, November 2006
Background information
Birth name Leona Lars Lewis
Born April 3, 1985(1985-04-03)
Hackney, London, England, UK
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 2006 - present
Labels Sony BMG, Syco, J Records
Website www.leonalewismusic.co.uk

Leona Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer-songwriter.

Lewis first became famous when she won a television talent contest in Britain called The X Factor. When she won The X Factor in 2006, Lewis got a £1 million contract to make more music. She then released a song, as part of The X Factor contract, called "A Moment Like This" which was the number 1 song in the charts at Christmas after selling 571,253 copies in the shops and on download.

Lewis then released her second song on 22 October 2007 called "Bleeding Love" which was the number 1 song again in Britain, and also reached number 1 in the United States. It sold 218,805 copies in the first week of release. She released her first album called Spirit in November 2007. Her second album is Echo, which was released 9 November 2009.
Her first concert tour called The Labyrinth was in 2010.

Some of her famous songs include Better In Time and Bleeding Love.

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