Lee DeWyze

Lee DeWyze



Leon James "Lee" DeWyze, Jr.[1] (born April 2, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter from Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the winner of the ninth season of American Idol.

Prior to Idol, DeWyze had a solo career and formed the Lee DeWyze Band. He had also released two independent albums called So I'm Told in 2007 and Slumberland in 2010, both on WuLi Records.

DeWyze's first post-Idol album Live It Up was released on November 16, 2010, through RCA Records. WuLi Records, citing demand from DeWyze's fan base, released a third album of pre-Idol recordings, What Once Was, on February 14, 2012. His fifth studio album Frames was released on August 20, 2013, and his sixth album Oil & Water was released on February 12, 2016.



Paranoia is an album by musical artist Lee DeWyze, released on February 16, 2018.
The Breakdown
The Breakdown is a song by musical artist Lee DeWyze, released on July 21, 2017.
Frames is the fifth studio album by Lee DeWyze.
Live It Up
Live It Up is the major-label debut studio album, and third overall, by American Idol season nine winner, Lee DeWyze.

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Popular Albums6

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Popular Songs15

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TV Shows4

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Awards & Nominations2

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American Idol winner Lee DeWyze performs new song on WGN Morning News
  –  February 16, 2018
American Idol season nine winner Lee DeWyze plays his latest single "The Breakdown", which currently holds the top spot on the iTunes alternative chart. The Mount Prospect native will feature his new album "Paranoia" when he performs live tonight at ...
Lee DeWyze at 20 Front Street, 3 Things To Know
  –  February 16, 2018
Lee DeWyze had a musical life before “American Idol,” and he’s maintained it since. The singer-songwriter from suburban Chicago had already released two albums before winning “Idol’s” ninth season in 2010, and since then he’s released four ...
Lee DeWyze on songs, TV shows, and the 16th season of ‘Idol’
  –  February 15, 2018
Television is nothing new for singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze, who won “American Idol” back in 2010. Now, eight years later, DeWyze’s career is catching a second wave, and again it’s thanks to TV. After landing the brooding “Blackbird Song” on ...
Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week
  –  February 15, 2018
Now he’s on his first headlining tour. If any “American Idol” ever got a raw deal, it was Lee DeWyze. DeWyze probably was the best male winner the show ever had, but after mediocre talents David Cook and Kris Allen won before him, DeWyze got lumped ...
Good Enough—Loving Yourself Beyond Perfectionism
  –  February 15, 2018
Most recently, MSB toured with Emerson Hart (Tonic), Meiko, Tyler Hilton, Kate Voegele, Eric Hutchinson, Elliot Yamin, Blake Lewis, and Lee Dewyze. Matthew has continued his DIY approach and released music independently under his own label MWS Records ...
Lee DeWyze talks post-‘Idol’ reinvention: ‘I had to reverse-engineer my career’
  –  February 14, 2018
Eight years ago, Lee DeWyze came to fame singing other artists’ songs on television, as the winner of American Idol Season 9. But now, ironically, his original compositions are all over TV. DeWyze has racked up an impressive 35 television song placements ...
Exclusive Album Premiere: Lee DeWyze Triumphs With Paranoia
  –  February 14, 2018
Here’s a Valentine gift for you. A collection of fresh songs from singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze. His album, Paranoia is releasing on February 16 via Shanachie Entertainment, but you can hear the entire thing now right here! You might recognize DeWyze from ...
Lee DeWyze talks new album 'Paranoia,' upcoming New York concert
  –  February 14, 2018
Singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze chatted with Digital Journal about his new studio album, "Paranoia," which will be released on February 16, as well as his upcoming show in New York. DeWyze was the winner of the ninth season of the reality singing competition ...


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