Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer, songwriter, actress, model and activist. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract with Simon Cowell's record label, 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.
|Full name at birth||
Leona Louise Lewis
|Claim to fame||
'The X Factor UK' Season 3 Winner
|Date of birth||
3 April 1985
|Place of birth||
Islington, London, England
Singer, songwriter, actress, vocal producer and animal welfare campaigner
5' 7" (170 cm)
135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Spirit (horse - Swedish Warmblood)
Italia Conti Academy
Modest Management (2006–2013)
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