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Leona Lewis

  • She performed Bleeding Love on American Idol and received a standing ovation from nearly the entire audience and all three judges.
  • By reaching No.1 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 on March 27th 2008, Leona become the first British female solo artist in 20 years to reach the top of the chart. She did it with her single Bleeding Love.
  • In May 2007, Leona's single A Moment Like This was awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Selling British Single
  • Leona's debut single A Moment Like This broke a world record when it was downloaded 50,000 times in its first half hour of online release.
  • Oprah Winfrey called Leona "the real deal" when she appeared on her show alongside Simon Cowell on March 17th 2008. She sang her single Bleeding Love and received a standing ovation from the studio audience.
  • In February 2008, Leona visited an HIV/AIDS support centre in Johannesburg, South Africa to raise awareness of the issue.
  • Leona rejected a £250,000 offer to perform four songs at a corporate event in Dubai in March 2008.
  • Leona is a vegetarian and has said that she would like to design a range of non-leather shoes.
  • Leona's debut album Spirit was nominated in the cateogry of "Worst Album" at the 2008 Shockwaves NME awards, but lost to Britney Spears' comeback album Blackout.
  • Leona performed at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party in 2008 as his "Special New Artist".
  • Leona was nominated for four BRIT awards in 2008, however she failed to win any. She performed her single "Bleeding Love" at the ceremony.
  • Leona won as Cosmopolitan Magazine's Ultimate Newcomer of 2007.
  • Leona can play the piano and the guitar.
  • Leona has made UK chart history by having the biggest selling UK single for 2 years running. Bleeding Love was the biggest selling single of 2007 and A Moment Like This was the biggest selling single of 2006.
  • Leona’s debut album Spirit, released in November 2007, became the fastest selling debut album in the UK ever having sold 375,872 copies in it’s first week.
  • Disney has created an animated portrait of Leona.
  • Leona has slammed the celebrity size zero trend. She is happy with her curves and will never succumb to pressure to be skinny.
  • Leona doesn't drink alcohol.
  • Leona does belly dancing to keep fit.
  • Her single Bleeding Love had the biggest weekly sales tally for a single in the United Kingdom for 2007.
  • Leona's favourite ice cream is chocolate chip.
  • Leona wrote her first song at the age of 12.
  • Leona has laughed off rumors of a romance with her mentor Simon Cowell, because he is too old.
  • Leona performed her new single, 'Bleeding Love' on the first results episode of the 2007 Season of X Factor - the show she won in 2006.
  • Her favourite artists include: Whitney Houston and Roberta Flack.
  • Leona has worked as a waitress in Pizza Hut.
  • Leona has a boyfriend named Lou and he's the reason why she went on the X Factor.
  • Leona entered the Lady D-under 18 talent show and she won at the age of 13.
  • In September 2014, via an open letter to fans, Lewis revealed that she had been suffering from depression around the time of her departure from Syco. She credited her professional separation from Simon Cowell and meditation helped her "still the madness."

Adult Hits

Better In Time
Bleeding Love
I Will Be

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