Name: Leona Louise Lewis
Known As: Leona Lewis
Date of Birth: 03/04/1985
Place of Birth: Islington, London
Partner: Lou Al-Chamaa
Marital Status: Long-term Relationship
About: Leona Lewis was born in Islington, London in 1985 to Joe and
Marie. She is the middle child of three, with two brothers, Kyle and
Bradley. They grew up in Highbury and went to school at Ambler Primary
School in Finsbury Park. Leona wrote her first song at the age of 12,
and at the age of 13, she won the Lady D under-18 talent show at the
Hackney Empire. She attended the Sylvia Young Stage School and the
Brit academy. Although her big passion is singing, she is also a keen
dancer and actor. Before auditioning for The X Factor, Lewis recorded
an album of her own songs called Twilight, but the album was never
Leona lives in Hackney. She has been with her fiancé for over 4 years.
Prior to winning The X Factor she worked as a receptionist for a
chiropody surgery in Stoke Newington High Street. She also worked in
Pizza Hut as a waitress.
Leona Lewis won the X Factor in 2006 and her single, "A Moment Like
This," broke a world record after it was downloaded fifty thousand
times in thirty minutes. The single was also the 2006 Christmas number
Leona's second single, "Bleeding Love," was also extremely successful
and reached number one in around seven countries and stayed at the top
of the UK charts for seven weeks.
Leona's debut album, "Spirit" became the UK's fastest selling debut
album, and Ireland’s fastest selling album of all time.