Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer and songwriter. Lewis first came to prominence in 2006 when she won the third series of the British television series The X Factor. A multi-platinum selling artist and three time Grammy Award nominee, her most successful single, "Bleeding Love", reached number one in over thirty countries around the world, and was the best-selling single worldwide in 2008. She was proclaimed 'Top New Artist' by Billboard magazine in 2008. Lewis has released two albums to date, Spirit and Echo, in 2007 and 2009 respectively. Spirit became the fastest-selling debut album and the biggest seller of 2007 in both the UK and Ireland, and made Lewis the first British solo artist to top the USBillboard 200 with a debut album. The fourth best-selling artist worldwide in 2008, Spirit has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide.
In November 2008, Lewis 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. Lewis's third album, Glassheart, will be released in early 2012, and was preceded by "Collide", a single from the album, which became her seventh top five hit in the United Kingdom.