At the age of six, Lewis began playing the piano. Her father, an amateur jazz pianist and guitarist lent encouragement, and while still a teenager, she began composing original songs. Her formal training was at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales, where she majored in classical composition for piano and flute. Lewis then went on to teach music for a year in Sussex before moving to Birmingham to sing in a bar band. During that time she set up a home studio and began recording demos. Before long she became a popular live attraction and circa 1993 began sending her demos to record labels.
The U.S. based Atlantic Records took an interest in Lewis and subsequently released her first single, "I Love You Always Forever", a love song which went on to become a major hit on VH1. It was also successful on U.S. radio, staying at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks, and spending 13 consecutive weeks at #1 on the airplay chart. It exceeded one million "spins" on radio, to claim its place in music industry history as the most-played single up to that point. The single reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart in 1996, and spent 14 weeks in the chart. It helped her debut album, Now in a Minute, to #31 in the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, and #52 in the UK Albums Chart.It was certified platinum in the U.S.
In 1997 Lewis appeared as herself in the Season 7 episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, "The Phantom of CU".
Lewis recorded "At the Beginning" with Richard Marx for the 1997 film Anastasia. Her second LP, Blue Planet (1998), won critical acclaim, but it was largely overlooked by the public. Although it produced a minor hit in continental Europe and Asia, "I Could Be the One", and a U.S. #1 dance single, "Love Him", Lewis parted ways with Atlantic Records and independently produced her third LP, Be Still (2002), which featured her on an almost entirely acoustic set. During the early 2000s Lewis was featured as a guest vocalist on several trance music/house music recordings. Her fourth LP, In the Pink, was released in 2008; its first single was "Shout," which was included in the soundtrack to the Marian Quinn film 32A. Lewis also sang lead vocals for her side project, Chute. which released their debut EP in April 2010. In March 2015, she released Brand New Day, her first full-length LP in nearly a decade, and is currently working on an EP with producer Ryan Farish.
Donna Lewis was born in Cardiff, Wales, and at the age of six began playing the piano.
Her father, a jazz pianist lent much encouragement, and whilst still a teenager, Donna began writing songs.
Her formal training was at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, majoring in classical composition for piano and flute.
Donna taught music for a year in Sussex before moving to Birmingham to sing in a bar band.
During the early 2000s Lewis was featured as a guest vocalist on several trance music/house music recordings. Her fourth LP, In the Pink, was released in 2008; its first single was "Shout".
I Love You Always Forever
Now in a Minute
Feels like I'm standing in a timeless dream of light mists
of pale amber rose
Feels like I'm lost in a deep cloud of heavenly scent touching
Those days of warm rains come rushing back to me
miles of windless summer night air
Secret moments shared in the heat of the afternoon
out of the stillness
soft spoken words
say it say it again
I love you always forever
near and far closer together
everywhere I will be with you
everything I will do for you
You've got the most unbelievable blue eyes I've ever seen
You've got me almost melting away
As we lay there under blue sky with pure white stars
exotic sweetness a magical time
say it say it again
Say you'll love love me forever
never stop not for whatever
near and far and always
and everywhere and everything
(Bridge 3 repeats)
(Chorus repeats till fade)