Leona Louise Lewis is a British songwriter, singer and animal welfare campaigner. She is best known for winning the third series of “The X Factor” in 2006. She earned a 1 million euros contract with Syco Music. Syco Music is Simon Cowell’s record label.
Leona was born on 3rd April 1985. She was born in Islington, London, England to Aural and Maria. She was a middle child with an older half-brother, Bradley, and a younger brother, Kyle. Due to her passion for music, she attended schools like Sylvia Young Theatre School, Ravenscourt Theatre School, Italia Conti Academy and BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology until they could no longer afford it. The efforts show how her parents supported her interests. Before fame, she had worked as a receptionist and a waitress to help her save money for her studio sessions.
Leona lived with her boyfriend who became A&R scout for Sony Music Entertainment. His name is Dennis Jauch. They split in June 2010. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they got back together. They have known each other since she was 10 and they usually broke up and then got together. Leona has been a vegetarian since she was 12 and a vegan since September 2012. In 2008, she won PETA’S Sexiest Vegetarian. Lewis also supports World Animal Protection and is a patron of the Hope field Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, Essex.
Leona tried to do things her way. She tried demos of “Twilight” and “Best Secret Kept” but did not succeed. That when Lewis decided to try out “The X Factor” series. Leona breakthrough in her music career occurred when she became the Winner of the third season of the series. That win made her a multi-platinum selling artist. It also made her a three-time Grammy nominee.
Leon’s first single which was a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” in 2006. In less than half an hour, there had been more than 50,000 digital downloads. In 2008 she released her first album “Spirit.” In 2009, she released “Echo” her second album. She had a tour, The Labyrinth in 2010. She recently released her third album with the single “Collide” which became her seventh top five hit in United Kingdom.
Other albums include I Am, Christmas, With Love and Glass heart. Singles are “Forgive Me,” “Happy,” “Bleeding Love” and much other more. She made an acting debut in “Walking on The Sunshine” as Elena. In 2016, she was the starring in the “Broadway Production of Cats.”
How much is Leona Lewis Net Worth in 2017
Lewis is a great musician and actor. She has managed to sell over thirty million records all over the world. Her net worth is $25 million US dollars as of 2017.
Leona is the best-selling X Factor act in the United Kingdom. She has had nine top ten hits. She has been nominated for Brit Awards seven times and for Grammy Awards thrice. Leona is a fan of Arsenal football club. She has won several awards including two MOBO Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award, and two World Music Awards.