Leona Lewis album date pushed back for second time


Leona Lewis
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Leona Lewis has delayed the release date of her third album for a second time.

Glassheart was originally set to go on sale in November 2011.

It was then pushed back to spring 2012 but now it's been confirmed it will be even later in the year.

A spokeswoman for the east London singer couldn't confirm a date but online retailer Amazon now lists Glassheart's sale date as 26 November 2012.

Last month, in an interview with Newsbeat, she denied that a recorded album was scrapped.

She said her introduction to producer Fraser T Smith meant she wanted to might some more music with him for the release.

Recorded in Sweden, LA and New York she said she "wasn't disappointed" that the album's release got pushed back.

Olympic summer

The 26-year-old, who grew up in Hackney, is one of the artists confirmed to perform at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012.

At the time of the announcement, last year, she said she "couldn't be happier" about performing.

She added: "To be a part of this event is so important to me. Radio 1 are going to put on the biggest show in their history and it's happening in east London."

The two-day event will be part of the London 2012 Festival, the UK-wide cultural celebration in the build-up to the Olympic Games.

Plan B is also confirmed for the line-up and Radio 1's Trevor Nelson, who also grew up in Hackney, is helping to host the weekend, which will take place on 23 and 24 June.

Find out more details about Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012