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Leona Lewis

Biography

British isles pop singer who was simply discovered on it talent show The X Factor. She’s collaborated numerous performers, including Avicii. She discovered operatic performing and jazz performing but resolved on pop music. She began composing music when she was twelve years of age. Her one “Bleeding Appreciate” reached #1 in over thirty countries all over the world. She dated electrician Lou Al-chamaa from 2001 until June 2010; if they split up, she began dating dancer Dennis Jauch. She gained season three from the X Aspect, a show made by Simon Cowell.

Quick Facts


Full Name Leona Lewis
Date Of Birth April 3, 1985
Place Of Birth London, England
Height 1.7 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education BRIT School, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Sylvia Young Theatre School
Nationality British
Parents Maria Lewis, Aural Josiah Lewis
Siblings Bradley Lewis, Kyle Lewis
Awards MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act, World Music Award for World’s Best New Artist, Glamour Award for UK Music Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Female Pop Artist, Bambi - Shooting Star
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Brit Award for British Single, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female, Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Act, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best European Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Female Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, NRJ Music Award for International Breakthrough of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Love Song, NME Award for Worst Album, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Female Artist, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist, World Music Award for World's Best Selling R&B Female, Danish Music Award for International Hit of the Year, CMT Music Award for CMT Performance of the Year
Movies Walking on Sunshine
TV Shows The X Factor (UK) Interactive
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1 Was once punched by a deranged fan.
2 Is in a relationship with dancer Dennis Jauch (August 2010).
3 Was in a relationship with electrician Lou Al-Chamaa (2001-June 2010).
4 First Brit to top the US charts with her debut album, "Spirit".
5 Performed signature song "Bleeding Love" at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert in London's Hyde Park. [June 2008]
6 Performed a revamped version of "Whole Lotta Love" with Jimmy Page at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
7 Was a classmate of Katie Melua at the BRIT School.
8 Has two brothers, Bradley and Kyle.
9 Owns a Rottweiler named Rome.
10 Plays the guitar and piano.
11 She became a vegetarian at age 12 and eventually became a vegan in 2012.
12 Worked as a receptionist and as a waitress for Pizza Hut.
13 Born to Aural Josiah Lewis, a Guyanese Afro-Carribean youth worker, and his wife Marie Lewis, a social worker. Her parents shared the same surname before marrying.
14 Won The X Factor (2004) in 2006. The runner-up was Ray Quinn.
15 First female and first mixed-race winner of The X Factor (2004).
16 Her debut single "A Moment like This" became the 2006 UK Christmas number-one single (December 2006).
17 Made music history when her debut single was downloaded 50,000 times in just 30 minutes.
18 Auditioned for The X Factor (2004) in London, where she sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". All the judges were impressed and put her through.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Masters Snooker 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent 2011-2016 TV Series performer - 11 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Walking on Sunshine 2014 performer: "How Will I Know", "The Power Of Love", "Walking On Sunshine", "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Coronation Street 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Letters 2014/II performer: "Run"
The X Factor TV Series performer - 20 episodes, 2006 - 2013 writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2012
Arrow 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Degrassi: The Next Generation 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
La voz 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daybreak 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
This Morning 2009-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars TV Series 1 episode, 2012 performer - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
The Xtra Factor 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders 2011-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Music Nuggets 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2008-2011 TV Series performer - 7 episodes
No Strings Attached 2011/I performer: "BLEEDING LOVE"
Doctors 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
For Colored Girls 2010 performer: "I Know Who I Am"
Sex and the City 2 2010 performer: "Love is Your Color"
Copycats 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five TV Series performer - 11 episodes, 2009 - 2010 writer - 5 episodes, 2009
The Vampire Diaries 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sin tetas no hay paraíso 2008-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fainaru fantajî XIII 2009 Video Game "My Hands"
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Avatar 2009 performer: "I See You Theme from Avatar"
The Paul O'Grady Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Premios Ondas 2009 2009 TV Special performer: "Happy"
True Blood 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Türkisch für Anfänger 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Divas II 2008 TV Movie performer: "Run" - uncredited
Lipstick Jungle 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
90210 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Inbetweeners 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taking the Stage TV Series composer - 5 episodes, 2009 - 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2009

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walking on Sunshine 2014 Elena
Leona Lewis: Better in Time 2008 Video short Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis: Footprints in the Sand 2008 Video short Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis: Bleeding Love 2007 Video short Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis: A Moment Like This 2006 Video short Leona Lewis

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X Factor 2006-2013 TV Series Herself - Contestant / Herself - Special Guest / Herself - Guest Judge / ...
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2013 TV Special Herself - Performer
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2013 TV Series Herself
La voz 2012 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Loose Women 2007-2012 TV Series Herself - Performer
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Herself
MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2012 Video Herself - Singer
This Morning 2007-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
The Xtra Factor 2006-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Special Guest / Herself - Guest Judge
The X Factor 2011-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge / Herself - The X Factor UK 2006 Winner
BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 2012 TV Movie Herself
Plan B, Leona & Labrinth: Project Hackney 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 2011 2011 TV Special Herself - Performer
Majors & Minors 2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Mentor
Platinum Hit 2011 TV Series Herself - Special Guest Judge
25th Annual Genesis Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Io canto 2010 TV Series Herself
The Mobo Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2010 TV Special Herself
Leona Lewis: The Labyrinth Tour - Live from the O2 2010 Video Herself - Singer
Leona Lewis: Labryinth Live 2010 Herself
The Best Hit USA 2010 TV Series Herself
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
The BRITs Encore 2010 TV Movie Herself
Music Fair 2010 TV Series Herself
So You Think You Can Dance 2010 TV Series Herself
Access Granted 2010 TV Series Herself
Sôkai jôhô variety Sukkiri!! 2010 TV Series Herself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live 2010 TV Movie Herself
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series Herself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2009 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
La Marató 2009 2009 TV Movie Herself
Wetten, dass..? 2008-2009 TV Series Herself
The 3rd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008-2009 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - AMA Red Carpet Interviewee / Herself
2009 American Music Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Paul O'Grady Show 2007-2009 TV Series Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Herself - Performer
Premios Ondas 2009 2009 TV Special Herself - Performer
Life4You 2009 TV Series Herself
The One Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Xposé 2008-2009 TV Series Herself
VH1 Divas Live 2009 2009 TV Movie Herself
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Herself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Top of the Pops 2006-2008 TV Series Herself - Performer / Performer
The Road to MSG: Z100's Jingle Ball 2008 2008 TV Movie Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 2008 2008 TV Movie Herself
Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen 2008 TV Series Herself
Bambi Verleihung 2008 2008 TV Movie Herself - Performer
2008 American Music Awards 2008 TV Special documentary Herself
Divas II 2008 TV Movie Herself - Performer
MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Star Academy 2008 TV Series Herself
America's Got Talent 2008 TV Series Herself
2008 MTV Video Music Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Herself
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008 TV Mini-Series Herself - Performer
46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Corazón, corazón 2008 TV Series Herself
Operación triunfo 2008 TV Series Herself
New Now Next Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
La chanson de l'année 2008 TV Series Herself
X Factor 2008 TV Series Herself - Performer / Herself
Schlag den Raab 2008 TV Series Herself
Sunrise 2008 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2008 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Sport Relief 2008 2008 TV Movie Herself
Brit Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself - Performer
Children in Need 2007 TV Series Herself - Performer
Saturday Night Divas 2007 TV Movie Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2008-2016 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself - Performer / Herself
Good Morning America 2015-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Herself
Ridiculousness 2016 TV Series Herself
Broadway.com 2016 Tony Awards Special 2016 TV Movie Herself
One Night for One Drop Imagined by Cirque Du Soleil 2016 Herself - Singer
The Fashion Fund 2016 TV Series Herself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2016 TV Series Herself - Performer
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live 2015 Video Herself
Leather: Hell for Animals and Children in Bangladesh 2015 Video documentary short Herself
CMT Artists of the Year 2015 2015 TV Movie Herself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Herself - Musical guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2008-2015 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Musical Performer / Herself
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical 2014 TV Movie Herself
Fashion Police 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008-2013 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
The X Factor 2011-2013 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Special Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show 2013 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Music Nuggets 2012 TV Series Herself
Almost Famous IV 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Herself
Episódio Especial 2009 TV Series Herself
The Xtra Factor 2006 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Bambi Bambi Awards Shooting Star

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song For Colored Girls (2010) · Melissa Manchester (Writer)
· Joanna Cotten (Writer)
· Greg Barnhill (Writer)
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Avatar (2009) · Simon Franglen
· Kuk Harrell
· James Horner
2010 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for a Film Avatar (2009) · James Horner (music by/lyrics by)
· Simon Franglen (music by/lyrics by)
· Kuk Harrell (lyrics by)
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Bleeding Love."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album For the album "Spirit."


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#Quote
1 People write music, and the music is out there for people to interpret it how they want to.
2 Sometimes I think I want to get 'hair and make up' every day, but that's just not possible.
3 People don't really know me at all.
4 There are so many songs I've recorded, only to hear other people singing them. It happens all the time.
5 The part of London where I grew up has the highest crime rates in the country.
6 Overall, I'm quite good with how I spend my cashola.
7 Kids need somewhere to go, so they're not bored on the street.
8 It takes me a while to come out of myself and get to know people.
9 My private life is the most precious thing to me.
10 My parents have always done what they've loved, and they've had many different careers.
11 I do love a bit of fashion. I grew up around a lot of it as my mum and dad had clothing stores so my mum was always designing a lot, and I definitely had that as an influence.
12 A lot of people can have a lot of different influences, everyone can be compared in some way to someone whether they are from 60 years ago or more recent.
13 I can't remember who told me but I was advised early on not to Google myself or read things about myself... I don't read a lot but get the gist of what's been said from friends and family. It's good to avoid it if you want to be normal person.
14 Usually when I see someone famous, for some reason, I think I know them.
15 Working with other artists and sharing your passions is great.
16 When I was really little I would sit in the back of my dad's car when he'd be playing old-school music. He'd turn down the music and turn around and I'd be singing and know all of the words but I didn't even know how to talk. From then on I've always wanted to be a singer.
17 I'm glad I was never in a band.
18 I'll never go against my morals.
19 I would love to sing opera.
20 I'm living my dream.
21 I want all of my songs to do well whether I've written them or not.
22 I try not to diet because it never really works for me, if I tell myself I can't eat something then I tend to want to eat everything in sight.
23 I love horseback riding. I still do it.
24 I never dress to shock.
25 I love nature and enjoy learning new skills.
26 I like someone who can take the reins, who knows what they want and is strong with me.
27 I was the only one at stage school who wasn't white.
28 I'd love to do a film like 'Chicago.' Something musical because I've obviously come from that background.
29 I don't have many famous friends, really, except Simon Cowell.
30 I think it's really hard being in a boy band. There's a lot of dynamics.
31 I'd love to be on 'Glee.' I'd love to play a rebel. Be a real biker chick in leather and covered in tattoos.
32 In my life, I've dealt with tragedy.
33 I've always been conscious of my weight.
34 I'm not a loud, extravagant person; I'm never going to be that and, to be honest, I don't want to be like that.
35 I'm really not that confident!
36 I'm not annoying in relationships! I'm great!
37 I know how to look after myself.
38 I don't like going out where it's really, really crowded.
39 I hate having my hair cut so I try not to.
40 I don't think I have the right to give someone advice when I don't know them.
41 I don't hate L.A. There's a very beautiful side to it; it's scenic, and I can go horse riding.
42 For me, love is happiness and inspiration.
43 I suffer from arachnophobia. I don't mind the tiny spiders so much, it's the ones with their legs covered in thick hair.
44 I get road rage. I can't drive because I cuss people out.
45 I really love getting hot stone massages. They really help me relax and it's so soothing for your muscles.
46 I love Thandie Newton. I love her fashion sense as she is just really classic.
47 I definitely keep myself secret.
48 I don't really read the tabloids, and you never know if what's being printed is true or not.
49 I could hang with horses all day.
50 I believe I could have had a career in the music industry without 'X Factor,' but it was an amazing platform that propelled me to where I am now.
51 I am, and always will be, proud to be a Hackney girl.
52 I am definitely an individual.
53 All my friends I've known since I was really little.
54 Every performer wants to sing live. That's what I live for.
55 David Bowie is such a big influence to me. Everything about him as a person is intriguing to me.
56 I don't get involved in record label politics.
57 I don't mind letting people in a little bit, but I have learned from the past not to talk too much about my relationships and to keep things as private as possible.
58 Music TV in the U.K. is disappearing. 'Top Of The Pops,' 'CD:UK' and shows like that have gone, and it's bringing down the music industry. We should do as much as we can to keep our music TV and producers need to be more willing to accommodate live music.
59 Oh my gosh! I can't tell you the number of times people have put autotune on my voice, and I'm like, 'Please take it off!' You don't even sound human; it makes you sound like a robot!
60 I feel like I've lived quite a sheltered life, like my mom and dad were quite protective of me.
61 My mum is my best friend.
62 Fear and pain and suffering is not OK for any being to feel intentionally at the hands of us.
63 I've still kind of maintained a low profile but people still kind of recognize you and will come up to you, and that's taken a bit of getting used to.
64 I'm quite curvy and I just try and exercise whenever I can. I don't do anything hardcore as I'm just not that dedicated.
65 I think when people see that you are shy, or even just calm, collected and reserved, they think you can be pushed around, made to do everything they want - but that's definitely not true of me. The people closest to me know that's not the case. They know I'm not a pushover.
66 Unless the radio is on, I am usually listening to stuff that is very different to what I do.
67 I trust every single person around me, and if I feel even a whiff of uncertainty I won't have that person around me.
68 I'd date someone younger or older; age doesn't matter to me. Or looks, really - it's all about maturity.
69 I'm a positive person, and I try to look at the good side of everything.
70 It takes bravery to end a relationship.
71 Love is a very powerful emotion and when a break-up is unexpected, it's very hard to get over.
72 If I can inspire people by showing that following a dream by working hard and being determined is possible, it's amazing.
73 I love a beautiful gown on stage, and luckily I've been fortunate to wear some amazing dresses.
74 I'm very sensitive and I'm quite a soft person, and I cry a lot when things upset me.
75 I think it's always important to be vigilant of what you're doing and aware of your surroundings.
76 Obviously, a long-distance relationship is hard. But, like anything worth having, you make it work.
77 I would like to be a positive force for young girls.
78 I am a whole lot of trouble.
79 I call myself a vegetarian with vegan tendencies.
80 I'm totally against animal cruelty. I don't have clothes, shoes or bags made from any animal products.
81 I love music but, of course, I'd choose love over that.
82 Animal testing is needless, especially in cosmetics.
83 I get such lovely gifts from fans... amazing pictures, handmade jewellery. I'm very lucky!
84 My dad is such a good man. You know how when you are a child you think your dad is invincible? Well, I still think that - he is so wise and everything I do I ask my dad's advice about first.
85 At the end of the day, you should take every opportunity that comes your way.
86 I usually dream of melodies. When I wake up I have them in my head. I usually come up with things in the middle of the night because that's when my mind is the quietest. I always have my tape recorder, pen and pad by my bed just in case.
87 The most important thing to me is to give something back to my parents, because they've done so much for me throughout my life.
88 People will always show their true selves in the end.
89 A part of me feels like I was an animal in my past life that wasn't treated very nicely.
90 I have my best ideas when I am alone.
91 I'm very strong creatively, in my music.


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