Leona Lewis is an English singer, songwriter, and activist. Leona has been noticed widely through the third series of ‘The X Factor’ in 2006. She has won the £1 million and signed with the Simon’s Cowell’s record label, Syco Music.
Leona’s winning song was a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘A Moment Like This’. It topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. Besides, she is also a model and actress. She debuted with the musical film “Walking On Sunshine” in 2004. Additionally, She has studied together with the famous singer Adele and Jessie J. in University. Let us scroll down to know more about the beautiful singer.
Leona Lewis: Bio, Family, Education
Lewis was born on 3 April 1985, in Islington, London, England as Leona Louise Lewis. She was born to the Guyanese descent father and Welsh mother. She grew up together with her half brothers. Further, Lewis has elder half brother Bradley and younger, Kyle.
From a young age, she has an interest in making a music career. So, her parents noticed their daughter’s passion and enrolled to her Sylvia Young Theatre School. Lewis parents had supported her until they could to do so. Later, she joined Italia Conti Academy of Theatres Arts, then Ravenscourt Theatre School. And lastly attended Brit SChool for Performing Arts and Technology where she met British singer Adele. At the age of 12, she wrote her first song. Further, she has got a train in the Jazz, Blues, and contemporary music.
Leona Lewis: Profession & Achievements
Lewis decided to make her official career in music at the age of 17. By that age, she already began to write and record her own singing. In her struggling days, she has worked in many places to make her living cost. Her work includes receptionist at Solicitor’s office, a waitress in Pizza Hut and also joined a theatre.
- In 2006, she participated in the X Factor where she won the competition. After that, in 2007, she debuted with her album ‘Spirit’ which recorded a massive success. It sold 6 million copies all over the world and topped the UK Chart and the US Billboard 200. therefore, she became the first selling debut female singer.
- She released her second album “Echo” which also became a success. It sold 161,000 copies and reached the #1 position on the UK Charts. She worked with a famous artist like Justine Timberlake and Ryan Tedder.
- In May 2010, she toured her first tour “The Labyrinth”. In 2012, she released her third album “Glassheart” which gained mixed reviews of critics. It reached the third position on UK Charts.
- In 2015, she recorded another album “I Am” which sold 24,000 copies in the first week. It took the 12th position on the UK Albums Chart. However, the album becomes successful in term of money.
Leona Lewis: Personal Life & Husband
Lewis has been in a relationship with the dancer and choreographer Dennis Jauch. The duo met in 2010 on Leona’s tour and was a back dancer. From then, the couple is sharing a good bonding. However, due to their busy schedules, lovebirds have less chance to spend time with each other.
Previously, she was rumored to have a relationship with the American actor Tyrese Gibson in 2008. But there was no confirmation from either side. In 2002, she had started to date her childhood friend, Lou AI-Chamaa whom she knew from 9 years. Their relationship lasted for 8 years. Additionally, she has been vegan since 2012 and also won PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian.
Leona Lewis: Net Worth & Social Media Profile
The British singer rose to fame as the winner of the X Factor’s third season. From then she has given the top-selling albums which sold massive numbers across the world. Therefore, she has a net worth of around $24 million. Additionally, she also collects the profits from her tours and acting career.
With this huge amount, she is living a splendid life along with her boyfriend. Further, she owns a mansion in London worth over £1 million. Also, she is fond of cars and has a car collection including Range Rover and Mercedes class.
Leona is highly active on Social Media Platform. She uses the handle @leonalewis with over 4 million followers. On Twitter, she has an account by @leonalewis with 1.22m followers. Also on Instagram by the handle @leonalewis with 557K followers.
Leona Lewis: Body Measurements
Lewis has a tall and slim body build with a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 meters. Her body weight weighs to 59 kg or 130 pounds. She has attractive blue eyes and dark brown hair color. Her body statics measures to 34-27-35 inches with 32B bra size.