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

827,804
4,865,747
Better in Time - Leona Lewis

Better in Time

481,560
2,418,488
Happy - Leona Lewis

Happy

188,518
1,102,157
Run - Leona Lewis

Run

185,065
1,201,931
I Will Be - Leona Lewis

I Will Be

153,800
725,948
Take a Bow - Leona Lewis

Take a Bow

144,690
650,132
Yesterday - Leona Lewis

Yesterday

144,030
606,983
Angel - Leona Lewis

Angel

143,303
516,700
I Got You - Leona Lewis

I Got You

141,113
858,850
Whatever It Takes - Leona Lewis

Whatever It Takes

139,444
579,134
Forgive Me - Leona Lewis

Forgive Me

120,511
511,193
A Moment Like This - Leona Lewis

A Moment Like This

115,531
433,051
Homeless - Leona Lewis

Homeless

99,897
421,046
Here I Am - Leona Lewis

Here I Am

94,617
368,510
I'm You - Leona Lewis

I'm You

86,226
299,319
My Hands - Leona Lewis

My Hands

84,550
547,183
One More Sleep - Leona Lewis

One More Sleep

83,527
296,632
Can't Breathe - Leona Lewis

Can't Breathe

64,805
337,294
Broken - Leona Lewis

Broken

61,040
324,386
Outta My Head - Leona Lewis

Outta My Head

55,583
331,395
Alive - Leona Lewis

Alive

52,511
279,563
Love Letter - Leona Lewis

Love Letter

49,872
236,086
Brave - Leona Lewis

Brave

49,286
247,708
Don't Let Me Down - Leona Lewis

Don't Let Me Down

41,524
212,267
Misses Glass - Leona Lewis

Misses Glass

37,381
141,442
I See You - Leona Lewis

I See You

37,148
463,220
Naked - Leona Lewis

Naked

36,164
225,635
Trouble - Leona Lewis

Trouble

31,293
228,138
Lost Then Found - Leona Lewis

Lost Then Found

23,393
158,621
Collide - Leona Lewis

Collide

22,080
271,314
Lovebird - Leona Lewis

Lovebird

21,785
208,309
Thunder - Leona Lewis

Thunder

20,221
90,290
Glassheart - Leona Lewis

Glassheart

19,052
266,058
Fire Under My Feet - Leona Lewis

Fire Under My Feet

18,654
113,865
Winter Wonderland - Leona Lewis

Winter Wonderland

18,248
53,078
O Holy Night - Leona Lewis

O Holy Night

16,893
40,999
Un Love Me - Leona Lewis

Un Love Me

15,449
128,674
Forgiveness - Leona Lewis

Forgiveness

15,168
45,848
Come Alive - Leona Lewis

Come Alive

14,493
122,717
I to You - Leona Lewis

I to You

14,105
104,132
Fireflies - Leona Lewis

Fireflies

13,292
109,383
Colorblind - Leona Lewis

Colorblind

12,861
85,408
Hurt - Leona Lewis

Hurt

12,453
121,871