- Leona won the 2006 X-Factor – and a £1m recording contract.
- She was voted PETA’s Sexiest Vegitarian 2008, as well as Europe’s Sexiest Vegitarian 2009.
- Reported to have refused 1 million dollars to open the Harrods Christmas sale.
On April 3, 1985, Leona Louise Lewis was born. She is a British singer and songwriter. Leona Lewis primary found popularity in 2006 when she won The X Factor. She is a multi-platinum selling artist and three time Grammy Award nominee. Her most successful single is “Bleeding Love.” That song gotten to number 1 in over 30 countries globally. And also, it was the top selling single throughout the world in 2008.
In 2008, she was proclaimed ‘Top New Artist’ by Billboard magazine. In 2007 and 2009 she published albums; Spirit and Echo.
It is revealed that “Spirit” became the fastest-selling debut album as well as the biggest seller in 2007 in both the UK and in Ireland. This made Lewis the 1st British solo artist to top the US Billboard 200 with a debut album.
Lewis ended up being the fourth best-selling artist globally in 2008. Her album “ Spirit” sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide. Also in November of 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, took place in 2010. Her third album, Glassheart, is going to be revealed at the beginning of 2012, and was preceded by “Collide.” Collide was a single from the album, which became her seventh top five hit in the UK.