may be available for your next special event!
Series 3 (2006), Winner
of "The X Factor" (UK)
A striking young woman with a strong vocal resemblance to the young
Whitney Houston and a large mop of blonde corkscrew curls, Leona Lewis won the third series of the British reality talent show The
X Factor in a landslide. (For non-Brits: The X Factor is the revamped follow-up to the original U.K. talent search, Pop Idol, of which
American Idol is the massively successful U.S. version; AI's Simon Cowell is the show's lead judge and executive producer.)
Born and raised in the Islington section of north London, Lewis won a talent show at the age of 13 and devoted herself to music thereafter, eventually graduating from the prestigious BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. While working as a receptionist and pizza waitress and writing and demoing her own material, Lewis auditioned for The X Factor in the summer of 2006 and won the third series competition in December of that year. Lewis' debut single, a soulful cover of
Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This" (Clarkson's own debut American Idol showcase single), was the number one single in the U.K. at the turn of the year, including the coveted "Christmas Number One."
Along with her TV-driven U.K. success, Leona Lewis signed an American recording deal with Clive Davis' J Records in February 2007. By the end of the year, she had launched her debut album, Spirit, in England, and seen it go to the top of the charts (along with the single "Bleeding Love"). The American release followed in 2008, with similar success.
Hit songs include --
- Better In Time
- Bleeding Love
- Fire Under My Feet
- Footprints In The Sand
- I Will Be
- Leona Lewis
- I Got You
- I See You (Theme from Avatar)
- Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Leona Lewis may be available for your next special event!
Genre: Rock 1
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. / AdultAlternativePopRock
.Contemporary R&B. / ContemporaryR&B
.Pop. / xPop
.Pop Idol. / PopIdol
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Born: ..in London
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Born: Apr 3, 1985
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Based: ..in London