Leona Lewis

  1. Leona Lewis Signs with Island Records

    June 03, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Leona Lewis, winner of the third season of the U.K.'s "X Factor," who turned into a global, multi-platinum superstar, has signed a worldwide recording deal with Island Records, segueing from former mentor Simon Cowell's Syco la ...

  2. 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Unwraps Coveted U.K. Christmas No. 1 with 'Skyscraper'

    December 23, 2013 1:58 AM EST Sam Bailey, the 36-year-old former prison officer who won last weekend’s final of “The X Factor,” has claimed the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1 single with her cover of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” (Syco Music/Sony). Robbie Williams’ “Swings Bo ...

  3. Leona Lewis Sets U.K. Chart Record

    December 17, 2013 12:50 AM EST Christmas has come early for Leona Lewis. The pop singer has set a new chart record by becoming the first British female solo artist to score eight U.K. top 5 singles. The pop artist’s latest single “One More Sleep” (Syco Music) opened at No. 3 on ...

  4. Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' Smashes 267,000 First-Week U.K. Sales, Robin Thicke Bows Atop Albums Chart

    July 22, 2013 5:56 AM EDT Swedish DJ-producer Avicii has smashed the record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, debuting at No. 1 yesterday (July 21) with nearly 267,000 sales of “Wake Me Up” (Positiva/PRMD). It deposed Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Intersc ...

  5. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  6. Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and More: The Year In Billboard's Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 11:30 AM EST In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the verge of breakout chart action. By yea ...

  7. Bruno Mars Tops U.K. Album Chart; James Arthur Has Year's Fastest-Selling Single

    December 17, 2012 7:15 AM EST In the last sales charts before the the U.K.'s prestigious Christmas No. 1s are unveiled next Sunday (Dec.23), 2012 "X Factor" winner James Arthur smashed to the top of the singles survey with "Impossible" (Syco Music/Sony ...

  8. Year in New Artists: Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen & Fun. Reigned in 2012

    December 14, 2012 8:10 AM EST While every year always brings a smattering of new acts that rack up major hits, 2012 produced an unusually robust group of fresh-faced talent. For the first time since 1956, the year's three biggest singles are by acts that earned their firs ...

  9. RCA CEO Peter Edge Talks Keith Naftaly Promotion, New A&R Structure

    November 09, 2012 7:00 AM EST With a little more than a year under his belt as CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge, who headed up the label's A&R team for 16 years, has handed over those reins to new executive vice president, head of A&R, RCA Records, Keith Naftaly ...

  10. Jake Bugg Tops UK Album Charts; Calvin Harris & Florence Welch Have No. 1 Single

    October 22, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Rising English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg made a dramatic start to his U.K. album chart career by debuting at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday) with his self-titled Mercury/Universal debut. "Sweet Nothing" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) by ...

  11. Swedish House Mafia Tops Adele; Mumfords Beat Ellie Gouding On UK Charts

    October 15, 2012 9:19 AM EDT Adele's "Skyfall" (XL Recordings) missed out on the U.K. No. 1 position by a substantial 43,000 units when the Official Charts Company confirmed the end-of-week results on Sunday (14), overtaken by Swedish House Mafia's "D ...

  12. Adele's James Bond Theme 'Skyfall' May Miss Out On U.K. No. 1

    October 10, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Adele's new James Bond theme "Skyfall" (XL Recordings) is currently set to miss out on the U.K. No. 1 position, according to midweek data from the Official Charts Company. Adele's' 'Skyfall' Blasts Onto Radio, He ...

  13. Ne-Yo Talks About His Motown A&R Gig, Learning the 'Language of Executive'

    September 12, 2012 4:18 PM EDT Left to right: Universal's Barry Weiss, Ne-Yo and Motown's Ethiopia Habtemariam after announcing Ne-Yo's new role at Motown in January While walking the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, Ne-Yo took a moment to talk with Bill ...

  14. From This Week's Billboard: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Get Deep About the New 'X Factor'

    September 10, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Below is an excerpt from the cover story "The X Men" -- an in-depth interview with X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid about the second season of the show -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features ...

  15. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  16. 40 Under 40: Evan Bogart

    August 02, 2012 2:29 PM EDT Evan "Kidd" Bogart Co-Founder, Boardwalk Entertainment Group and the Writing Camp; Songwriter/Producer Website: TheBoardwalkMusicGroup.com Twitter: @EKiddBogart Realizing Dreams If the only accomplishment a then-teenaged Evan "Kidd& ...

  17. Chart Moves: Carly Rae Jepsen's Fast-Rising AC Hit, Katy Perry's 'Wide Awake' Embraced on Adult Top 40 Radio

    July 06, 2012 8:05 AM EDT As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Call Me Maybe," while the singer concurrently scores the chart's highest new entry, "Good Time," with Owl City, at No. 18. David ...

  18. Bubbling Under: Cher Lloyd 'Back' for the First Time

    May 11, 2012 1:15 PM EDT The fertile waters of the U.K. reality TV show "X Factor" show have already given the Billboard charts Leona Lewis and, more recently, One Direction. Now the program has sent over 18-year-old Cher Lloyd, who finished fourth in the 2011 s ...

  19. Web Trends: Listen To K-Pop Group 2NE1 Cover Madonna

    March 21, 2012 5:08 PM EDT Google Trends: None at this time. Twitter Music Trend: 1. #Glassheart - Fans have begun trending the title of Leona Lewis' new album is trending. NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Guest DJs Carrie Brownstein And Fred Armisen Of Portlandia 2. Bruce Sp ...

  20. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  21. Billboard Power 100: Peter Edge & Tom Corson

    January 27, 2012 12:10 AM EST No. 41 Peter Edge & Tom Corson CEO & President/COO RCA Music Group Twitter: @RCAMusic The Sounding Board... "I haven't been in promotion or management; I'm coming at it from the music side," Peter Edge (pictured) told B ...

  22. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis

    January 26, 2012 6:00 PM EST Honoree Clive Davis Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music; Chief Adviser to the Department, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University Twitter: @clivedavis The Chairman... There's no argument that Clive Davis is on the Mount ...

  23. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 2:28 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson, ...

  24. Leona Lewis Settles Court Dispute Over New Single

    August 17, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Leona Lewis and her record label, Simon's Cowell's Syco, have settled a high profile legal dispute with Swedish dance music producer and DJ Avicii over the "Bleeding Love"-singer's new single, "Collide." Avicii, ...

  25. Zimmer, Desplat, Burwell Lead 10th World Soundtrack Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Carter Burwell lead the nominees for the 10th annual World Soundtrack Awards; the winners will be revealed on Oct. 23, the final night of the Ghent International Film Festival. Zimmer received a nomination for fi ...

  26. Christina Aguilera Announces 'Bionic' Summer Tour Dates

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will return to the stage this summer, when she kicks off a 20-date North American outing on July 15, tour producer Live Nation announced today (May 10). Leona Lewis, the British pop singer, will also appear on the dates. Aguiler ...

  27. BMG Rights Management Signs Leona Lewis

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Leona Lewis. The worldwide deal - arguably the biggest international artist-songwriter signing for the 18-month-old company - was announced today (March 9) by the company in B ...

  28. Cowell's Haiti Single Sells 200,000 In 2 Days

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. benefit single for Haiti organized by Simon Cowell has sold more than 200,000 in two days, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC). The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts" for the Helping Haiti release from Sony Music f ...

  29. Reports: Cowell Recruiting Stars For Haiti Single

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell has lined up Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis and Michael Buble to sing on a charity single for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, according to U.K. press reports. The song is being coordinated by TV mogul Cowell. The "American Idol&quo ...

  30. Ke$ha Holds on Hot 100, Doubles Down On Digital Songs

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST As her debut album “Animal” opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” remains at the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The singer becomes the first act to simultaneously take its debut album and single to No. 1 on both c ...

  31. Simon Cowell To Leave 'Idol' After This Season To Launch U.S. "X Factor"

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST As has been long rumored, Simon Cowell is leaving his judging spot on "American Idol" after his season to launch an American version of "The X Factor" on Fox. The U.S. version of "X Factor" - which was responsible for ...

  32. Sony/ATV Inks Deal With Thaddis 'Kuk' Harrell

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its relationship with writer/producer Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell to a new long-term worldwide exclusive publishing deal. Harrell has written or co-written songs for like Rihanna's "Umbrella,&qu ...

  33. John Mayer 'Battles' To Top With Second No. 1 Album

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Mayer leads a busy chart as another eight albums debut in the top 20 from such lum ...

  34. Leona Lewis, 'X Factor' Top U.K. Charts

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST ITV's "The X Factor" series tightened its stranglehold on the U.K. sales charts, securing a double victory for creator/judge Simon Cowell's Sony Music-distributed Syco Music label. The 2007 "X Factor" winner Leona Lew ...

  35. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as the band's new "The Circle" swoops in with 163,000 copies. It's the follow-up to "Lost Highway," which also started atop the list back in 2007 . . . Jus ...

  36. Leona Lewis Confirms First U.K. Tour

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis has announced her first U.K. and Ireland tour, which will visit 10 arenas in May and June next year. It follows the singer's first full U.K. concert at London's Hackney Empire in London earlier this month (Billboard.biz, Nov. ...

  37. Leona Lewis Makes Live Debut

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis played her first ever full concert on home turf in Hackney, East London, as she launched her new album. The U.K. singer, who became a worldwide star after winning "The X Factor" in 2006, grew up in Hackney and chose the borou ...

  38. Green Day, Leona Lewis To Perform At MTV EMAs

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has unveiled the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) and the first three confirmed performers at the Berlin ceremony - Green Day, Leona Lewis and Tokio Hotel. The EMAs take place at the O2 World, Berlin on ...

  39. Leona Lewis Leak Investigated

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Syco is working with the IFPI and the police to investigate the leak of unreleased songs including a new Leona Lewis track, "Don't Let Me Down," a collaboration with Justin Timberlake. Lewis, the 2006 winner of the U.K. TV talent sh ...

  40. U.K. Biz Builds North America Market Share

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The British music industry has grown its share of the U.S. and Canadian music markets, according to a report from U.K. trade body the BPI. U.K. artists have increased their market share in North America for the fourth year in a row, the report sta ...

  41. Leona Lewis Signs Deal For Autobiography

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis, who won U.K. talent TV show "The X Factor" in 2006 and topped charts around the world with debut album "Spirit," has signed a deal to pen her autobiography with publishing house Hodder & Stoughton. The book, wh ...

  42. Digital Downloads Break A Billion In 2008

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Over a billion digital full tracks have been sold in 2008, up 28% over 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures released today. Through Dec. 14, 1,001,000,000 digital tracks were sold in the United States. Nielsen SoundScan projects the year w ...

  43. MTV Honor, Digital Sales Record For Leona Lewis

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Leona Lewis has achieved double platinum status with MTV Networks International for "Bleeding Love" (Syco/Sony BMG). Her cover of Snow Patrol's "Run" has also earned the biggest first week sale for a digital-o ...

  44. Hip-Hop Briefs: Z100, Snoop Dogg, Cool Kids

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York pop radio station Z100 is holding their annual Jingle Ball concert on Dec. 12, with performances by Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo, Jesse McCartney, Paramore, David Archuleta, Brandy and Lady Gaga. Rihanna will serve as a h ...

  45. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards held at Liverpool Echo Arena in the U.K., while the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama’s election victory. Britney Spears sent a video acceptance for ...

  46. Kenny Chesney Gets 'Lucky' At No. 1

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney ropes his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lucky Old Sun" bows atop the list with 176,000. Over on Top Country Albums, it's the singer's eighth chart-topper . . . Last week's No. 1, T.I.'s &quo ...

  47. Estelle, Leona Lewis Triumph At MOBOs

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Estelle and Leona Lewis won two awards each at the 13th annual MOBO Awards in London. The awards recognize music of black origin. Estelle was one of the stars of the night, impressing the audience on stage at Wembley Arena with a medley of tunes b ...

  48. Bjork's 'Wanderlust' Triumphs At Inaugural U.K. Music Video Awards

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Icelandic alternative act Bjork made her mark at the inaugural U.K. Music Video Awards (MVAs) taking out three categories for her visionary video for 'Wanderlust' (One Little Indian). The seven-minute video, directed by American team Enc ...

  49. Lewis U.K.'s Favourite Act For MTV EMAs

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. solo artist Leona Lewis has earned the most audience votes to represent the U.K. and Ireland as Europe's Favourite Act at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 6 at London's Liverpool Echo Arena. Lewis held off competiti ...

  50. Beyonce To Perform AT MTV EMAs in Liverpool

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool at the Echo Arena on Nov. 6. The city is 2008 European Capital of Culture. Finalists in seven of the 11 awards categories have also been confirmed. Britney Spears, Coldplay and Duffy ...

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