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Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, actress, model, and activist. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, and she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Grizabella

Leona Lewis Movies

Walking on Sunshine
 
[2014]
Elena

Leona Lewis Biography

Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, actress, model, and activist. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, and she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, winning a ÂŁ1 million recording contract with Syco Music. Her winner's single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This", peaked at number one for four weeks on the UK Singles Chart and broke a world record for reaching 50,000 digital downloads within 30 minutes. In February 2007, Lewis signed a five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis's record label, J Records.

Lewis's success continued with the release of her debut studio album, Spirit (2007), which was certified 10Ă— platinum in the UK and became the fourth best-selling album of the 2000s and one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. According to the Official Charts Company, Spirit is officially the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the 21st century. The lead single, "Bleeding Love", spent seven weeks at number one in over 30 countries, including the UK where it became the best-selling single of 2007 and the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the best-selling single of 2008. Its follow-up single, "Better in Time", was also successful. As a result, Lewis was proclaimed Top New Artist by Billboard in 2008. In 2009, she released her second studio album, Echo, and recorded the theme song, "I See You", for the film Avatar.

In 2011, Lewis released the single "Collide", a collaboration with Swedish DJ Avicii, and her debut extended play, Hurt: The EP. Her third studio album, Glassheart (2012), marked a new creative direction for Lewis, drawing inspiration from dubstep and electronic music. She began to record material for her first Christmas album during her Glassheart Tour, which took place in mid 2013. Christmas, with Love was released later that year and its lead single, "One More Sleep", peaked at number three in the UK. With this chart entry, Lewis became the first British female solo artist to reach the top five with eight singles, surpassing Olivia Newton-John's record of seven. In 2014, she made her film debut in Walking on Sunshine, and her fourth studio album, I Am, was released the following year. In 2016, Lewis made her Broadway debut as Grizabella in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats, and the following year, she signed a modelling contract with Wilhelmina Models. She then collaborated with Calum Scott on the single "You Are The Reason" (2018), which achieved international success, and had a recurring role on the American television series The Oath (2019).

As of 2015, Lewis is the second best-selling act from The X Factor UK, behind One Direction, having sold over 30 million records worldwide. She has won two MOBO Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award, and two World Music Awards. She is also a six-time BRIT Award and three-time Grammy Award nominee. Aside from her music and acting career, Lewis has publicly supported various charitable causes, particularly animal rights; she is also vegan.





Leona Lewis News

Video: Ava Max Reveals Official Visualizer for 'Ghost' Photo Video: Ava Max Reveals Official Visualizer for 'Ghost'
by Michael Major - Mar 16, 2023

The eagerly awaited follow-up to Ava’s RIAA Platinum-certified 2020 debut album, Heaven & Hell, the disco-powered Diamonds & Dancefloors includes such passionately self-assured singles as “One of Us,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dancing’s Done,” “Weapons,” “Maybe You’re The Problem,” and “Million Dollar Baby.” Watch the new music video now!

Annabel Lee Shares Debut LP 'Mother's Hammer' & Track 'All Of My Ghosts' Photo Annabel Lee Shares Debut LP 'Mother's Hammer' & Track 'All Of My Ghosts'
by Michael Major - Mar 8, 2023

All songs were written by Annabel Lee, and produced and recorded by Justin Glasco. It was mixed by Ryan Lipman and mastered by Jett Galindo at Bakery Mastering. All vocals are also by Annabel Lee and instrumentation is by Lee and Glasco.

Meet the Cast of BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN', Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN', Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2023

Bob Fosse's DANCIN' officially begins previews tonight, March 2. The musical will open on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at The Music Box Theatre. Meet the cast of Bob Fosse's DANCIN' here!

Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month Photo Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023

Heathers the Musical, will be ushering in a new cast from 21st February at The Other Palace, with the show now booking until 3 September 2023.

Ava Max Releases New Album 'Diamonds & Dancefloors' Photo Ava Max Releases New Album 'Diamonds & Dancefloors'
by Michael Major - Jan 27, 2023

The album was written by singer-songwriter Ava alongside Henry Walter (Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5), Mathew James Burns (Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande), Peter Rycroft (Little Mix, Becky Hill), Sean Douglas (Lizzo), Pablo Bowman (Jonas Brothers, Anne-Marie), Madison Love (Madison Beer, Camila Cabello), and more.

Annabel Lee Announces Debut LP & Shares Track 'Los Angeles' Photo Annabel Lee Announces Debut LP & Shares Track 'Los Angeles'
by Michael Major - Jan 25, 2023

Lee shares the powerful final single of the project, 'Los Angeles' out everywhere now. The most delicate and heart-wrenching song on the forthcoming LP, “Los Angeles” is the comfort to which every hopeless creative can empathetically cry along. With a pulsating soundscape like an unstable heartbeat, the track lifts and falls as a trepid exhale.

DIA-BEAT-ES Will Embark on UK Tour Photo DIA-BEAT-ES Will Embark on UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2023

​​​​​​​Through a blend of anthems that capture the experience of Type 1 Diabetes, from Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love to The Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams, performer Paul O'Donnell interweaves popular music tracks, recorded interviews and personal experience in his new rave/show.

evrYwhr Releases New Single “Roll On Me” Featuring Patoranking Photo evrYwhr Releases New Single “Roll On Me” Featuring Patoranking
by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2022

GRAMMY-winning songwriter, singer, and producer evrYwhr has released his new single and music video “Roll On Me” featuring Nigerian superstar, Patoranking, via Saint & Citizen Music. The song — produced by Trakmatik (Keyshia Cole, Jordin Sparks, Fergie), Swanky, and Hvstle — gives listeners a reason to feel sexy.

VIDEO: Eddie Redmayne Does Vocal Warm-Ups with Jennifer Hudson on THE JENNIFER HUDSON Photo VIDEO: Eddie Redmayne Does Vocal Warm-Ups with Jennifer Hudson on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2022

Eddie discusses his obsession with “The X Factor” and Leona Lewis, and reveals that after a night of drinking, he will find himself viewing all her performances. Then, Eddie showcases the unusual vocal warmup exercises he learned for “Les Misérables,” which he believes his voice teacher taught him to make a fool out of him. Watch the videos now!

evrYwhr Releases New Dance Track 'Take Your Time' Photo evrYwhr Releases New Dance Track 'Take Your Time'
by Michael Major - Aug 26, 2022

GRAMMY-winning songwriter, singer, and producer evrYwhr (pronounced everywhere) has released his swaggering new single, “Take Your Time.” Produced by Trakmatik (Keyshia Cole, Jordin Sparks, Fergie) and Hvstle, the guaranteed mood booster spotlights evrYwhr’s eclectic blend of neo-soul, R&B, and pop as he also pays homage to his African roots.

Leona Lewis Videos

Video: Ava Max Reveals Official Visualizer for 'Ghost' Videoplay
Video: Ava Max Reveals Official Visualizer for 'Ghost'

by Michael Major - Mar 16, 2023

The eagerly awaited follow-up to Ava’s RIAA Platinum-certified 2020 debut album, Heaven & Hell, the disco-powered Diamonds & Dancefloors includes such passionately self-assured singles as “One of Us,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dancing’s Done,” “Weapons,” “Maybe You’re The Problem,” and “Million Dollar Baby.” Watch the new music video now!

VIDEO: Eddie Redmayne Does Vocal Warm-Ups with Jennifer Hudson on THE JENNIFER HUDSON Videoplay
VIDEO: Eddie Redmayne Does Vocal Warm-Ups with Jennifer Hudson on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2022

Eddie discusses his obsession with “The X Factor” and Leona Lewis, and reveals that after a night of drinking, he will find himself viewing all her performances. Then, Eddie showcases the unusual vocal warmup exercises he learned for “Les Misérables,” which he believes his voice teacher taught him to make a fool out of him. Watch the videos now!

VIDEO: Watch a Promo for SONGLAND on NBC Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Promo for SONGLAND on NBC

by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2020

Lady Antebellum, Usher, Bebe Rexha, Boyz II Men, Luis Fonsi and more come to Songland to hear songwriters' best in search of their next hit. Season 2 of Songland premieres Monday, April 13 at 10/9c on NBC.

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Announces the Winner of Season 14! Videoplay
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Announces the Winner of Season 14!

by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 19, 2019

The votes are in and America has chosen Kodi Lee as the winner of “America's Got Talent” season 14. Lee wins the show's $1 million grand prize and will headline “America's Got Talent Live” at the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas Nov. 7-10.

VIDEO: Goo Goo Dolls Perform on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT Videoplay
VIDEO: Goo Goo Dolls Perform on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

by Abigail Charpentier - Aug 15, 2019

Last night, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. Watch the band deliver their first late-night TV performance of 'Miracle Pill', the title track from the band's forthcoming album Miracle Pill (Warner Records). The song is currently at #32 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart and rising.

VIDEO: Watch the Radio City Rockettes at the Thanksgiving Day Parade Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Radio City Rockettes at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes will run through January 1, 2019 at Radio City Music Hall and the Rockettes hit the Thanksgiving Day Parade to give a sneak peek at the new finale! 

VIDEO: Watch King Kong on the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch King Kong on the Thanksgiving Day Parade!

by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

Roar! Watch King Kong perform on this morning's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

VIDEO: Watch More Videos from Thanksgiving Day Parade's Opening Star - Luca Padovan Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch More Videos from Thanksgiving Day Parade's Opening Star - Luca Padovan

by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

Did you fall in love w/ Luca Padovan? One of Broadway's youngest talents who's appeared in Marvin's Room, School of Rock and Newsies on Broadway along w/ benefits and events galore and TV appearances on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, YOU and more…

VIDEO: Watch Calum Scott and Leona Lewis Chat YOU ARE THE REASON on GOOD MORNING AMER Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Calum Scott and Leona Lewis Chat YOU ARE THE REASON on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Macon Prickett - Jun 6, 2018

Calum Scott is joined by vocal powerhouse 3-time Grammy nominee Leona Lewis on a stirring rendition of his hit single, 'You Are The Reason.' Watch the two discuss the single on Good Morning America below! 

VIDEO: Jesse McCartney Returns with New Video for BETTER WITH YOU Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse McCartney Returns with New Video for BETTER WITH YOU

by Macon Prickett - Mar 26, 2018

Jesse McCartney is an singer, songwriter, and actor. He achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as JR Chandler. He later joined boy band Dream Street, and eventually branched out into a solo musical career. Additionally, McCartney has appeared on shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Summerland, and Greek. McCartney also is known for lending his voice as Theodore in Alvin and the Chipmunks and its sequels, as well as voicing Robin/Nightwing in Young Justice and Roxas and Ventus in the video game series Kingdom Hearts developed by Square Enix.


Leona Lewis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Leona Lewis been in?
Leona Lewis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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