Leona Lewis


Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer and songwriter. She first came to prominence after winning the third series of The X Factor in 2006. A multi-platinum selling artist and three-time Grammy Award nominee, Lewis's most successful single, "Bleeding Love", reached number one in over 30 countries around the world, and was the best-selling single worldwide in 2008. She was proclaimed 'Top New Artist' by Billboard magazine in 2008.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Leona Lewis.


1985 Birth Leona Louise Lewis was born in the London Borough of Islington on 3 April 1985, to her father Aural Josiah "Joe" Lewis, a youth offending officer and DJ of Afro-Guyanese descent, and her mother Maria Lewis, a social worker and former ballet teacher of Welsh, Irish, and Italian descent. … Read More


2004 19 Years Old She recorded a demo album called Twilight in collaboration with Spiral Music, a production company based in Fulham, however it failed to secure Lewis an album deal with any record companies. Although the album was never released commercially, Lewis performed a couple of the tracks live on the Radio 1 music station in 2004. … Read More


Lewis auditioned for the third series of The X Factor in 2006, singing "Over the Rainbow" for judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and guest judge Paula Abdul. … Read More
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. … Read More
Lewis's third single, a double A-side featuring "Better in Time" and "Footprints in the Sand", was released in the United Kingdom in March 2008, in aid of Sport Relief, and she visited South Africa for the charity. … Read More
Lewis's second album, Echo, was given a worldwide release in November 2009. … Read More
In January 2010, Lewis provided vocals on a cover of "Everybody Hurts", released to help raise money for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. … Read More
Lewis released a single, the dance-pop song "Collide", written by Autumn Rowe and produced by Sandy Vee, in the UK on 4 September 2011 and Germany on 9 September 2011. … Read More
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In June 2012, she performed at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 after being announced on 25 May 2011 as an ambassador for the event. … Read More
In February 2013, Lewis left her management, Modest! … Read More


On 12 February 2015, Lewis uploaded a video to YouTube which showed the singer performing a new song called "Fire" in a studio. … Read More
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