Noticing her talents early, her parents enrolled Leona in the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School at the age of five and later at the equally as prestigious schools, the Italia Conti Academy and the BRIT school.
Music: Links to where you can purchase the film's soundtrack, the music video for Leona Lewis' song featured in the end credits of the movie, "I See You," and a desktop widget are all available through this link.
After winning the £1 million contract, Leona Lewis worked with Cowell and her first planned single released was a remake of A Moment Like This, originally sung by American Idol'' winner Kelly Clarkson.
The album also holds the title for the fastest selling debut album in the U.K. Seems that Simon Cowell was right when he said that Leona Lewis was "…one of the most talented singers I have ever heard.
He is reportedly planning to work with Ryan Tedder of the band One Republic and Jesse McCartney (who penned Leona Lewis' breakout hit Bleeding Love) on his post Idol debut album.
Leona: Women who don't want to worry about showing their toes or getting a pedicure can find plenty of comfort in Leona, a delicate ballet flat made of silky-soft satin.
After winning the show by a huge margin (receiving 4.8 million of the total 8 million votes), it didn't take long for Leona Lewis and superstardom to meet.
While the Leona Lewis Bleeding Love lyrics may swirl in many a mind, this song was actually her second single - and her first one was no less remarkable.
Her book romanticizes the world of the Middle East in ways that have been termed "Orientalist" by modern dance historians such as Leona Woods.
Sierra Leone (in the original Portuguese form Sierra Leona) was known to its native inhabitants as Romarong, or the Mountain, and received the current designation from the Portuguese discoverer Pedro de Sintra (1462), either on account of the "lion-like" thunder on its hill-tops, or to a fancied resemblance of the mountains to the form of a lion.