Leona Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in the London Borough of Islington , to Aural Josiah "Joe" Lewis, a youth worker from Guyana of Black African descent and Maria Lewis, a British social worker of Welsh , Italian and Irish descent.
She rose to fame as the winner of the third series of The X Factor , and became the first female winner of the show. Lewis has gone on to become a multi-platinum selling artist and three time Grammy Award nominee. Her debut single " A Moment Like This ", went on to become the fastest selling UK single after it was downloaded over 50,000 times within thirty minutes of its release. In November 2008, she set a UK record for the fastest selling download-only release of the Snow Patrol cover of "Run" which sold 69,244 copies in two days.
Her second single, "Bleeding Love ", was released worldwide and reached over thirty number one positions in charts around the world and the biggest selling single of 2008.
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