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Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis


Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Leona Louise Lewis

Birth Date :

April 03, 1985

Birth Place :

Islington, London, England, UK

Claim to fame :

"The X Factor" 3rd series winner


Leona Lewis rightfully deserves to be dubbed the next Amy Winehouse for the British singer is getting closer to breaking the States market. Her single "Bleeding Love" has become popular in the U.S. and claimed the 21st spot on Billboard Hot Singles chart in only four weeks after its release. "Spirit", her album that had gained novelty success in her home country, is slated to take impact in the States on April 8 with Americanizing approach taken through the assistance of Akon. The renown R'n'B singer has revealed that he produces the track "Forgive Me" for Lewis. With sterling cast behind the set, Lewis is giving the music industry the re-shakeup its been dying for. Furthermore, behind all the glamor and the success, Lewis spent a piece of her time to give back to the community by lending her single "Footprints on the Sand" as the official theme song for the 2008 Sports Relief. She also donated her designer dress for the campaign so that the proceed can aid vulnerable people in both the U.K. and the world's poorest countries.

Like many hopefuls in U.K., Leona Louise Lewis were among those who lined up to get a chance for their talent to be recognized worldwide through "The X Factor". However, unlike just anybody, Lewis has cultivated her talent since she was very young. Having born on April 3, 1985 in Islington, North London, Lewis was used to art performances. Her social workers parents, Aural Josia and Marie Lewis let her enrolled education in Sylvia Young Theater School when she was only five. She then got a chance to continue the study to Italia Conti Academy which then had shaped her to become a songwriter. At the age of 13, Lewis has scribbled some notes and won local talent shows, shortly before graduating from BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Once setting foot on music, Lewis went full throttle in nabbing a chance to get a recording deal. She worked as a receptionist and pizza waitress to pay for recording sessions. Together with producer Marley J. Wills, she recorded a cover of Minnie Ripperton's "Loving You" that quickly gained interest from Sony. Although she was later on invited to have a meeting, Lewis' opportunity to showcase what she got did not come until she submitted her name to audition on an ITV reality show called "The X Factor".

Latest News

Leona Lewis Releases New Single 'Fire Under My Feet' and Its Music Video

May 11, 2015 14:33:50 GMT

is back with a new track “Fire Under My Feet”. She released the single in full on Monday, May 11.

Leona Lewis Debuts 'One More Sleep' Music Video

December 02, 2013 04:52:46 GMT

is totally in holiday spirit in the newly-debuted music video for her Christmas song "One More Sleep". "It's heeeeere buns! So much fun shooting this video with all my lovely family and friends in it!" she alerted her fans on Twitter.

Leona Lewis Says She Won't Twerk Like Miley Cyrus

November 30, 2013 05:30:24 GMT

says she won't follow who popularized explicit dance twerking. Stopping by U.K.'s TV show "Daybreak", she commented that she would not twerk because it did not suit her songs' style. "I feel like my songs don't really suit twerking so it might look weird if I just started suddenly," she said.

Leona Lewis Talks 'Bond' With One Direction's Liam Payne

November 06, 2012 19:22:20 GMT

and 's 's relationship is still a mystery to their fans but Lewis has admitted that they indeed shared a bond. The couple, who has eight years gap in their age, has been romantically linked in the past few months since he split from longtime girlfriend in September.

Leona Lewis Replaced by Rihanna in 'We Found Love' Song

October 15, 2012 08:44:06 GMT

It turns out was not the original singer on ' smash hit "We Found Love". According to , it's her who initially lent her vocals on the dance track which ended up becoming a hit single in many countries.

Video Premiere: Leona Lewis' 'Trouble'

September 15, 2012 02:09:01 GMT

' romance with a hunky male played by "" actor unfolds in a music video for her latest single "Trouble". It shows how they are madly drawn to each other before jealousy and rage consume them and slowly drift them apart.

Leona Lewis Calls Kanye West's Song 'Way Too Cold' Awful

May 09, 2012 01:38:14 GMT

was not impressed by 's verses on his new song "Way Too Cold". The winner of "" U.K. season 3 took to Twitter to voice her thoughts on the track which was formerly titled "Theraflu".

Videos: Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Leona Lewis and 50 Cent Perform on 'X Factor' Finale

December 23, 2011 06:38:07 GMT

The result show night of "" on Thursday night, December 22 was glittered with big stars. The likes of , , and entertained American household with their performances. While the other stars performed live, Bieber taped his part in advance.

Leona Lewis Unveils 'Glassheart' Artwork and the Making of 'Collide'

September 03, 2011 02:09:40 GMT

As she gets ready for the release of her latest studio album, has the official artwork for "" being unveiled. Featuring a headshot of the third winner of "", the cover art displays her donning a red sequined dress and sporting a miniature star tattoo beneath each of her green eyes.

Video Premiere: Leona Lewis' 'Collide'

August 27, 2011 01:10:49 GMT

has released a music video supporting her brand new single "Collide". Looking exceptionally stunning, the British singer flaunts her voluptuous figure in a bikini top matched with capri-pants or a long skirt. She hits the shore with some friends, catches the waves during the day and sits around a bonfire at night.

First Look at Leona Lewis' 'Collide' Music Video

August 23, 2011 06:20:48 GMT

gives a sneak peek at her upcoming music video supporting new single "Collide". The former winner of "" posted an official still on her official website and Facebook to tease what to expect from the clip.

Leona Lewis Settles 'Collide' Drama, Credits Avicii as Collaboration Partner

August 17, 2011 07:29:20 GMT

has finally resolved drama surrounding her brand new single "Collide". The former winner of "" was previously accused of ripping off 's song. When she denied the copyright infringement accusation, a legal complaint was filed by the Swedish disc jokey.

'So You Think You Can Dance' Crowns Melanie Moore as Winner

August 12, 2011 02:29:41 GMT

The final result of "" season 8 did not fall from predictions. Having been judges' favorite since her audition, Melanie Moore was announced as the champion on the Thursday (August 11) show, with 47 percent of total vote.

Dianna Agron Gets Funky With New Pink Hair

August 12, 2011 02:21:06 GMT

apparently isn't done experimenting with her hair just yet. A few months after cutting short her blond locks, the actress famous for her portrayal of Quinn Fabray on FOX series "" has taken an even drastic measure by dying it pink, giving her a funky new look.

'Sesame Street': No Gay Marriage for Asexual Bert and Ernie

August 12, 2011 01:50:17 GMT

There won't be a wedding for Bert and Ernie from "Sesame Street" despite an online petition urging producers to let the two characters get married. Sesame Workshop has stated that Bert and Ernie are not gay, insisting that they are only "best friends".

Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo, Leona Lewis Lined Up for Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

August 12, 2011 01:32:20 GMT

Some of the musical guests who have been booked to perform at the upcoming tribute concert have been revealed. They are two judges of "" judges and Green as well as former "" winner .

Leona Lewis' 'Collide' Yanked Off Radio as Plagiarism Case Goes to Court

August 09, 2011 05:35:16 GMT

might need to get herself another new single for the first offering of her upcoming third studio album. Rumor has it, the former winner of "" was recently forced to remove her newly-released song "Collide" from radio playlists due to copyright infringement accusation.

Leona Lewis Breaks Silence About Plagiarism Rumor

July 20, 2011 04:09:50 GMT

denied her newly-released single "Collide" is a rip-off of a track called "Penguin" by up-and-coming Swedish DJ Avicii aka Tim Berg. Contrary to the rumor, the former winner of "" insisted she recorded the song after getting a blessing from the disc jokey.

Producer of Leona Lewis' 'Collide' Responds to Plagiarism Rumor

July 16, 2011 03:59:35 GMT

has recently dropped a fresh dance track called "Collide", but the release was marred with accusation that the song was a rip-off. It was reported that the new single was a copy of another up-beat track called "Penguin" by up-and-coming Swedish DJ Avicii aka Tim Berg.

Leona Lewis Wants to Be Rebel Biker Chick on 'Glee'

February 25, 2011 09:33:17 GMT

British singer is trying to shake off her wholesome image - she's calling for the creators of "" to cast her in a "rebel biker chick" cameo. The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker shocked fans when she stepped out in a series of uncharacteristically quirky outfits earlier this month, including a pair of huge red lips as a bra.

Kelly Osbourne Defends Leona Lewis' Image Overhaul

February 17, 2011 03:19:32 GMT

has jumped to the defense of for undergoing a drastic image overhaul, insisting "people are so mean" to suggest she's had cosmetic surgery.

Leona Lewis Plans to Launch Ethical Clothes Line

February 12, 2011 04:01:51 GMT

British pop star is hoping to launch her own ethical clothing range after revealing the wacky creations she's been sporting at recent events are her own designs. The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker was snapped in a series of uncharacteristically quirky outfits earlier this week, including a pair of huge red lips as a bra and a massive bright yellow bow top, both matched with fitted pencil skirts.

Leona Lewis' Nose Is Real, Rep Says

February 11, 2011 03:50:53 GMT

A spokesperson for has dismissed reports the star has undergone a nose job, after the Brit unveiled a dramatic makeover on the red carpet this week. The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker was virtually unrecognizable when she stepped out in a long, dark wig at the Los Angeles premiere of 's new concert movie "" on Tuesday.

2010 AMAs' Red Carpet: Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and More

November 22, 2010 02:23:19 GMT

It was a blinging night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California as a number of stars hit the red carpet of the 38th American Music Awards. From to , all stole attention with their dazzling outfits. Putting her rock style aside, Miley showed up at the Sunday, November 21 event in a short white dress with a very long train.

Leona Lewis Thinks Lady GaGa's Meat Dress 'Gross'

October 06, 2010 03:45:04 GMT

Staunch vegetarian has criticized for wearing a dress made of meat - branding the outfit "gross". The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker is a dedicated animal rights campaigner, and even banned meat from her recent tour.

Leona Lewis Cancels Nigerian Concert After Car Bombings

October 04, 2010 08:18:52 GMT

British singer axed a show in Nigeria on Saturday, October 2 after two car bombs caused carnage in the country's capital. The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker was due to headline a celebration concert in Abuja, to mark 50 years of Nigerian independence, but the festivities were thrown into chaos following two explosions.

Video Premiere: Esmee Denters' 'Gravity'

September 11, 2010 05:39:50 GMT

Tennman recording artist has made public a music video filmed to support her latest single called "Gravity". The clip mostly features the protege of singing the song to the camera while doing various photoshoots.

Vanessa Hudgens and Sofia Vergara Walking Stand Up to Cancer Red Carpet

September 11, 2010 05:00:26 GMT

More than 100 celebrities have been invited to appear on an hour-long charity event, Stand Up to Cancer, on Friday, September 10. Among those spotted gracing on the red carpet were "High School Musical" star and "" actress .

Leona Lewis Visited Abused Bears in Romania

July 12, 2010 04:58:15 GMT

British pop star has paid a visit to a bear sanctuary in Romania to learn more about the work of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker and animal lover recently wrapped up her European tour and chose to dedicate the last two days of her trip to spending time with the abused grizzlies, which were saved from a life of torture as tourist attractions.

Leona Lewis' Ex Seeking More Than $2 Million From Her

July 09, 2010 09:51:11 GMT

' ex-boyfriend is chasing a $2.25 million pay-out following their split last month, according to U.K. reports. The "Bleeding Love" singer, who shot to fame after winning 's U.K. talent show "", allegedly broke up with her childhood sweetheart Lou Al-Chamaa after struggling to juggle their romance with her hectic work schedule.

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