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Leona Lewis Timeline

  • Leona Lewis is born

    Leona Lewis is born
    Leona Lewis is born in the London Borough of Islington, to Aural Josiah "Joe" Lewis and Maria Lewis.
  • Writes first song

    Writes first song
    Leona Lewis writes her first full lengh song at the age of 12
  • Records 'Loving You'

    Records 'Loving You'
    Leona records 'Loving You' at age 15 with Marley Wills Listen to it here
  • Attends the BRIT School

    Attends the BRIT School
    Leona enrolled in the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and from there she attended the Italia Conti Academy and the BRIT School. She left the BRIT School at 17
  • Records demo album

    Records demo album
    Leona record a demo album called 'Twilight' at the age of 17
  • First Audition on 'The X Factor'

    First Audition on 'The X Factor'
    Leona Lewis' first audition on 'The X Factor' where she sings 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'
  • Wins X Factor 2006 and Recording Contract

    Wins X Factor 2006 and Recording Contract
    Leona Lewis wins the third season of 'The X Factor' after recieving 60% of the votes and defeating runner-up Ray Quinn.
  • 'A Moment Like This' debuts

    'A Moment Like This' debuts
    Leona's debut single ' A Moment Like This' sets a world record by being downloaded 50,000 times in just 30 minutes.
  • 'Bleeding Love' is released

    'Bleeding Love' is released
    'Bleeding Love' debuted at #1 in the United Kingdom and went on to reach #1 in 34 different countries including the United States.
  • Debut album 'Spirit' is released

    Debut album 'Spirit' is released
    'Spirit' debuts at #1 in 9 different countries including the United States. It became the 6th best selling album of 2008 and it held the record for the biggest digital album sales in a week ever for a new artist.
  • Beijing Olympics performance

    Beijing Olympics performance
    Leona performs during the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics with Jimmy Page singing a special rendition of 'Whole Lotta Love'
  • 'Run' is released

    'Run' is released
    Run is released as a download-only and sold 69,244 copies in two days making it the UK's fastest-selling digital only release ever.
  • Grammy Award nominations

    Grammy Award nominations
    Leona was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards. Record of the Year for 'Bleeding Love, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for 'Bleeding Love, and Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Spirit'. She also performed during the Pre Grammy Party.
  • 'Happy' makes debut

    'Happy' makes debut
    'Happy' debuted at #2 in the United Kindom and peaked at #31 in the US Billboard. It was also featured in a trailer for the movie 'Precious'.
  • Second album 'Echo' is released

    Second album 'Echo' is released
    'Echo' debuts at #1 in the UK and peaks at #13 on the US Billboard. On 15 September 2009. "I Got You" was released as the second single in February 2010. The song "My Hands" was used as the theme song for the game Final Fantasy XIII.
  • Leona sings theme to 'Avatar'

    Leona sings theme to 'Avatar'
    'I See You' from 'Avatar' is released and peaks at #24 on the US Adult Contemporary Billboard. It was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song at the 67th Golden Globe Awards in 2010. Avatar became the #1 grossing film of all-time with a gross of $2.7 billion worldwide.
  • The Labyrinth Tour

    The Labyrinth Tour
    Leona's debut tour 'The Labyrinth' begins in Sheffield, England. Leona performs 20 concerts with a setlist of 20 songs. On June 16, 'Glee' star Matthew Morrison made a guest appearance to sing a one-off with Leona of 'Over The Rainbow'. Leona was supported by Gabriella Cilmi, Hermione Hennes, and Alex Gardner as opening acts.
  • Last concert in tour

    Last concert in tour
    Leona's 'Labyrinth' Tour ended in Cardiff, UK on July 6th, 2010, after 20 scheduled dates.