Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis

 

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Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music. Her winner's single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This", peaked at number one for four weeks on the UK Singles Chart and it broke a world record for having 50,000 digital downloads within 30 minutes. In February 2007, Lewis signed a five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis's record label, J Records.

Lewis's success continued with the release of her debut album, Spirit, in 2007; it went 10× platinum in the United Kingdom and became the fourth best selling album of the 2000s. The lead single, "Bleeding Love", spent seven weeks at number one. She achieved international recognition with the album in 2008 when it topped charts around the world. Spirit has sold more than eight million copies worldwide, and "Bleeding Love" peaked at number one in over 30 countries, becoming the best-selling single of 2008. As a result, she was proclaimed 'Top New Artist' by Billboard in 2008. Under the guidance of Cowell and Davis, Lewis released her second UK number-one album Echo and recorded the theme song for the film Avatar in 2009, while embarking on her first UK arena tour, The Labyrinth, in 2010.

In 2011, Lewis released the non-album single "Collide", a collaboration with Swedish DJ Avicii, and her first extended play, Hurt: The EP. Her third album, Glassheart, was released in 2012. It marked a new creative direction for Lewis, drawing inspiration from dubstep and electronic music. However, it failed to match the commercial performance of her two previous albums, peaking at number three on the UK Albums Chart and becoming her first to not be certified platinum. Lewis began to record material for her first Christmas album during her Glassheart Tour, which took place in mid 2013. Christmas, with Love was released later that year. Its lead single, "One More Sleep", peaked at number three in the UK. With this chart entry, Lewis became the first British female solo artist to achieve eight top 5 singles, surpassing Olivia Newton-John's record of seven.

With a career starting in 2006, Lewis is the second best-selling act, behind One Direction, to have emerged from The X Factor franchise, having sold 20 million records worldwide.[1] Lewis has won two MOBO Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award, and two World Music Awards. She is also a six time Brit Awards and three time Grammy Award nominee. Lewis is known for her expansive four octave vocal range, power, technical control and, in particular, her frequent use of the falsetto register. Aside from her musical career, Lewis is a philanthropist and an animal welfare campaigner for World Animal Protection and is a supporter of other animal rights charities and organisations; she is also a vegetarian. In 2014, Lewis made her film debut in the supporting role of Elena in the romantic comedy musical, Walking on Sunshine. In 2016, Lewis made her Broadway debut as Grizabella in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats; she played the role from that July to October.

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Glassheart
 
Glassheart is the third studio album by British recording artist Leona Lewis, released on 12 October 2012 by Syco Music and RCA Records.
Spirit
 
Spirit is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis, released by Syco Music in November 2007 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, followed by a worldwide release during early 2008.
Bleeding Love
 
"Bleeding Love" is a song performed by British singer Leona Lewis, who released it from her 2007 debut studio album, Spirit.
Trouble
 
"Trouble" is a song recorded by British recording artist Leona Lewis and American entertainer Childish Gambino for Lewis' third studio album, Glassheart (2012).

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Afrojack to Play Friday Night After-Party Set at the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
  –  April 3, 2018
He's been nominated a total of 4 times for remixingCollidewith Leona Lewis; producingLook at Me Nowwith Chris Brown and producingGive Me Everythingwith Ne-Yo, Pitbull and Nayer. Afrojack recently returned back home to Wynn Las Vegas for his 2018 residency ...
CHERYL is one of the favourites to take over from Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor.
  –  April 3, 2018
The Someone Like You hitmaker has odds of 25/1 of going the panel, while other inheres including Pixie Lott, Emeli Sande and Leona Lewis have also been thrown into the mix. A source show added to The Sun: “There are no plans for Nicole to return to The X ...
April 3 birthdays
  –  April 3, 2018
45; Christian rock musician Drew Shirley (Switchfoot), 44; comedian Aries Spears, 43; actor Matthew Goode, 40; actress Cobie Smulders, 36; rock-pop singer Leona Lewis, 33; actress Amanda Bynes, 32; actress-comedian Rachel Bloom, 31; actress Hayley Kiyoko, 27.
Famous people born today – celebrity birthdays for April 3 – Coleen Rooney, Leona Lewis and Eddie Murphy
  –  April 3, 2018
Wayne's wife Coleen will celebrate her 32nd birthday in lavish form today in Dubai. She will be staying with her four kids at the Madinat Jumeirah resort, where suites cost up to £1,500 a night. Everton ace Wayne, 32, spent weeks planning the break to ...
12 Hit Songs Originally Written for Other Artists
  –  April 3, 2018
"If I'd heard that, of course I'd have jumped at the chance." Though not technically offered to her first, Beyoncé's 2009 ballad may have ended up in the hands of Leona Lewis, had she not been too busy to record the track before Queen B. "What I did was ...
Leona Lewis gets a BIG shock during The Voice Knockouts round on Saturday night
  –  March 25, 2018
Leona Lewis enjoyed a sweet reunion with an old classmate on Saturday night’s episode of The Voice UK. The former X Factor winner joined judge Jennifer Hudson for Saturday’s Knockout round of the competition, to assist with the pre-performance rehearsals.
'We stand with you!' Leona Lewis adds British support to LA's March For Our Lives rally as she reveals her own experience with gun violence in rousing speech
  –  March 25, 2018
Since rising to fame as The X Factor's third winner in 2006, she's spent a considerable amount of time living in Los Angeles. And Leona Lewis revealed that she felt compelled to count herself among the hundreds of thousands of people who stepped out across ...
Rita Ora and Leona Lewis Perform at Star-Studded March For Our Lives Rally in L.A.
  –  March 22, 2018
Hollywood is marching for a safer tomorrow. E! News can exclusively reveal that Rita Ora and Leona Lewis have signed on to perform at "March For Our Lives Los Angeles," a rally organized after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Hackers ‘Steal’ New Leona Lewis, Timberlake Track
  –  March 18, 2018
A police investigation is underway after an unreleased track, believed to be from Leona Lewis's new album, leaked onto the Internet. Hackers allegedly managed to gain access to computers at Simon Cowell's Syco - part of Sony BMG - and get their hands on ...
Leona Lewis thrills fans with the promise of new music after three year break
  –  January 23, 2018
So excited for new music this year… looking forward to sharing 2018 with you buns 💖🐰 pic.twitter.com/JnZMvgXrHm — Leona Lewis (@leonalewis) January 23, 2018 Leona Lewis is coming back! The singer has had a monumental break from the music scene ...

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