Profile Leona Lewis & Download Album
August 30, 2009 1 Comment
Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is an English pop/R&B singer. Lewis rose to fame 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 has released one album to date, Spirit, in 2007. It became the fastest-selling debut album and the biggest seller of 2007 in both the UK and Republic of Ireland, and made Lewis the first British solo artist to top the Billboard 200 with a debut album. Her second album, Echo, is due for release in November 2009.
Lewis’s 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 was born in the London Borough of Islington, to Aural Josiah "Joe" Lewis of Afro-Guyanese descent and Maria Lewis of Irish and Welsh 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, and began to write her own songs in the hope of becoming a singer-songwriter, writing 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 Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Eva Cassidy as her main influences. After leaving the BRIT School, she took a number of jobs to fund studio recordings sessions; she wrote and recorded songs for a demo album called Twilight, and another demo album, Best Kept Secret, was recorded under licence from UEG Entertainment. However, neither album was 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.
In October 2008, The Times reported that Lewis had turned down a $1 million deal with Mohamed Al Fayed to open the Harrods sale. Lewis commented in the press that she turned down the deal on the grounds that Harrods is the only UK department store which continues to stock clothing made from animal fur. She announced in October 2008 that she was in the "bargaining period" of launching her own ethical line of accessories, and that she is in the late stages of releasing her own perfume for Europe.
Lewis signed a book deal in January 2009 to release a pictorial autobiography in October 2009. The book, entitled Dreams, will contain mostly pictures taken by photographer Dean Freeman, who has previously worked with David Beckham.
Lewis lives in Hackney with her boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa, an electrician, whom she has known since she was approximately ten years old. A vegetarian since she was 12, Lewis won PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian along with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis in 2008, and again in 2009 with actor Scott Maslen. She also was named PETA’s Person Of The Year for 2008
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Leona Lewis – The Best Kept Secret ( DOWNLOAD HERE)