Leona Lewis’ massively successful international debut, “Spirit,” is hitting U.S. shores this spring. J/SyCo Music will release the disc here on April 8; first single “Bleeding Love” is at iTunes now, and its Jessy Terrero-directed video premieres Feb. 4 on VH1.
For its U.S. edition, “Spirit” will include two new tracks: the Akon-penned “Forgive Me” and “Misses Glass,” written and produced by Madd Scientist and RockCity.
“Spirit” has been an immediate phenomenon in the U.K., where it debuted at No. 1 on the album chart in November. “Bleeding Love” was also a multiple-week chart-topper there.
“The first thing I said to Leona was, ‘Look, I don’t care if it takes three years-we will do this album and we’ll do it right,’ ” SyCo head Simon Cowell told Billboard late last year. “She is an artist I can trust.”