Leona Lewis Biography (Wikipedia)
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 10x platinum in the United Kingdom, while the lead single, "Bleeding Love", spent seven weeks at number one. She achieved international recognition with the album in 2008, when she became the first British female solo artist to top the US Billboard 200 album chart in more than 20 years. 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.
- Leona Lewishttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p036z1dn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p036z1dn.jpg2015-10-13T23:01:00.000ZHighlights of Leona Lewis's set at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p036z1jy
- Leona Lewis | Session and Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02sr9sz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02sr9sz.jpg2015-06-04T11:26:00.000ZLeona Lewis plays live and talks about her new single and forthcoming album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02sww12
Leona Lewis | Session and Interview
- Leona Lewis talks men, dates & MORE!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02r9ng3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02r9ng3.jpg2015-05-13T14:57:00.000ZLeona Lewis reveals all about what she likes in a man, on a date and much much more!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02r9nhf
Leona Lewis talks men, dates & MORE!
- Leona Lewis chats to Graham Nortonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01mzyc5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01mzyc5.jpg2013-12-07T15:34:00.000ZLeona dropped by to talk about her new Christmas album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01mzz7y
Leona Lewis chats to Graham Norton
- Leona Lewis - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekendhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgc10.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wgc10.jpg2012-07-24T15:35:00.000ZA highlights compilation of Leona Lewis's set at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00wgc1t
Leona Lewis - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend
- Leona Lewis in Hackneyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00scyx4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00scyx4.jpg2012-05-17T14:37:00.000ZLeona returns to the Hackney Empire and tells us why E8 is so special to her.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00sq9fd
Leona Lewis in Hackney
Leona Lewis Tracks