Artist Name: Leona Lewis

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Leona LewisLeona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British pop singer. Lewis rose to prominence in 2006 as the winner of the third series of the British television series The X Factor.

Lewis has become a multi-platinum selling artist and three time Grammy Award nominee. She was proclaimed 'Top New Artist' by Billboard magazine in 2008. Her two albums Spirit and Echo, released in 2007 and 2009 respectively, have collectively sold in excess of 10 million copies worldwide and topped the charts in numerous countries. Lewis's debut tour, The Labyrinth, took place in 2010. As of December 2012, Lewis has sold 28 million records worldwide. Her third album Glassheart was released 12 October 2012. It was preceded by the single "Collide", which became her seventh top-five hit in the UK. With the release of Hurt: The EP and "Trouble", Lewis has had nine top-ten hits in the UK.

Lewis' debut single A Moment Like This became the fastest selling UK single after being downloaded over 50,000 times within thirty minutes of its release. Her second single, Bleeding Love, reached number one positions in over thirty singles charts around the world. In November 2008 she set a record in the UK for the fastest selling download-only release with her cover version of the Snow Patrol song Run which sold 69,244 copies in two days. Lewis's debut tour, The Labyrinth, started in 2010.

Lewis was born in the London Borough of Islington, to Aural Josiah "Joe" Lewis of Afro-Guyanese descent, and Maria Lewis of Welsh, Italian and Irish descent. Her parents enrolled her at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and from there she attended the Italia Conti Academy and the BRIT School, where she learned to play instruments such as the guitar and piano, in the hope of becoming a singer-songwriter. Lewis wrote her first full-length song at the age of 12. She initially trained in opera, but went on to singing jazz and blues, eventually leading to popular music, citing Minnie Riperton, Eva Cassidy and Stevie Wonder as her main influences. After leaving the BRIT School at 17, she took a number of jobs to fund studio time, recording a demo album called Twilight. The album, almost exclusively comprising her own compositions, was recorded under Spiral Music, a production company based in Fulham. "I tried to secure a record deal by doing things my own way. I worked very hard but I never managed to land a contract", said Lewis. Other demos were recorded under licence from UEG Entertainment, later included on an album called Best Kept Secret. However, none of Lewis's demos were released and she considered taking a hiatus from her music career to attend university until her boyfriend persuaded her to enter The X Factor which subsequently severed her connections with UEG.

Songfacts says that Collide, the first single from Leona Lewis's third album finds her taking a more dance pop route than on her previous material. She said, "I'm excited for people to see a different side to my music. I'm a fan of so many different genres and styles. For me this song has all the great ingredients of a summer anthem." The song got its first play on Scott Mills' Radio One show on July 15, 2011 and will be released on September 4, 2011.
Lewis' third studio album, Glassheart, is due for release in 2012.

Top Track of Atist: Leona Lewis

Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis

Bleeding Love

805,096
4,717,775
Better in Time - Leona Lewis

Better in Time

473,956
2,376,676
Happy - Leona Lewis

Happy

187,611
1,094,538
Run - Leona Lewis

Run

181,573
1,179,207
I Will Be - Leona Lewis

I Will Be

152,755
719,738
Take a Bow - Leona Lewis

Take a Bow

144,194
646,607
Yesterday - Leona Lewis

Yesterday

143,414
603,179
Angel - Leona Lewis

Angel

142,888
514,140
I Got You - Leona Lewis

I Got You

140,321
852,469
Whatever It Takes - Leona Lewis

Whatever It Takes

138,943
576,377
Forgive Me - Leona Lewis

Forgive Me

119,993
508,000
A Moment Like This - Leona Lewis

A Moment Like This

114,269
428,012
Homeless - Leona Lewis

Homeless

99,774
420,183
Here I Am - Leona Lewis

Here I Am

94,194
366,555
I'm You - Leona Lewis

I'm You

85,773
297,229
My Hands - Leona Lewis

My Hands

84,053
542,404
Can't Breathe - Leona Lewis

Can't Breathe

64,345
333,514
Broken - Leona Lewis

Broken

60,742
321,944
One More Sleep - Leona Lewis

One More Sleep

59,596
216,113
Outta My Head - Leona Lewis

Outta My Head

55,357
329,212
Alive - Leona Lewis

Alive

52,309
277,588
Love Letter - Leona Lewis

Love Letter

49,685
234,676
Brave - Leona Lewis

Brave

49,062
246,152
Don't Let Me Down - Leona Lewis

Don't Let Me Down

41,358
211,041
Misses Glass - Leona Lewis

Misses Glass

37,100
140,043
I See You - Leona Lewis

I See You

37,043
462,325
Naked - Leona Lewis

Naked

35,984
223,871
Trouble - Leona Lewis

Trouble

30,952
224,601
Lost Then Found - Leona Lewis

Lost Then Found

23,234
157,882
Collide - Leona Lewis

Collide

21,967
270,534
Lovebird - Leona Lewis

Lovebird

21,461
204,980
Thunder - Leona Lewis

Thunder

19,193
86,038
Glassheart - Leona Lewis

Glassheart

18,843
262,490
Fire Under My Feet - Leona Lewis

Fire Under My Feet

18,095
110,598
O Holy Night - Leona Lewis

O Holy Night

16,300
38,470
Forgiveness - Leona Lewis

Forgiveness

15,126
45,647
Un Love Me - Leona Lewis

Un Love Me

15,001
126,023
Winter Wonderland - Leona Lewis

Winter Wonderland

14,960
43,888
Come Alive - Leona Lewis

Come Alive

14,339
120,974
I to You - Leona Lewis

I to You

13,352
100,536
Fireflies - Leona Lewis

Fireflies

13,134
107,899
Colorblind - Leona Lewis

Colorblind

12,751
84,362
Hurt - Leona Lewis

Hurt

12,389
120,633
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