She didn’t let the struggles and setbacks stop her from achieving her dreams. She didn’t stop once she started singing and now she has won the hearts of many through her work and has broken many records. Yes! You guessed it right. It is none other than renowned British singer cum songwriter, Leona Lewis! Keep on reading to know more about Leona Lewis’ net worth in the year 2018.
Leona Lewis Early life
Leona Lewis was born on 3rd April 1985 in London. She comes from mixed heritage, as she was born to a Welsh mother and Guyanese father. She has two brothers, Bradley and Kyle. Along with BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology, she has also attended three different theatre schools where she focused primarily on her singing. Her family supported her throughout her education and career and tried to make the best out of her talents. Their hard work paid off and she wrote her first song at the young age of 12. She is trained in different genres of music, like Opera, Jazz, Blues etc.
Leona Lewis Career, Awards & Achievement
After a hectic four years of trying to secure a record deal, Leona Lewis auditioned for the third season of UK’s “The X Factor” and ended up winning the season. As a prize for winning, she signed a $1 million recording contract with Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Music. After that, it was all rise and shine for her, as she went on to break several records. Her debut single broke the world record after being digitally downloaded 50,000 times in less than 30 minutes, more than any artist ever. Her debut album, “Spirit” was released in 2007 and became the fastest selling debut album in UK and Ireland. Her second single, “Bleeding Love” broke the record of making the biggest first week sales of 2007 to date.
Her singles, “Better in time”, “Footprints in the Sand”, “Forgive Me” and “Run” were released in 2007-2008 and broke many records worldwide, especially in UK and Ireland. Leona Lewis’s second album, “Echo” was released in November 2009. Just like her first album, this one broke records as well and reached number one in the UK Albums chart. She also recorded the theme song for the movie, “Avatar”. Her second album’s first and second single, “Happy” and “I Got You” were released a year after another and were loved by the audience.
She performed “Whole Lotta Love” at the 2008 summer Olympics closing ceremony. She has performed for charities and for the anti-cancer campaign, “Stand up to Cancer” as well. Her fourth album, “Glassheart” which is very energetic, deep and unique was released in 2012. The single from the album, “Glassheart” called “Trouble” debuted at number three in the UK and at number four in Ireland. She has worked hard and by 2018, she has released five studio albums and 20 music videos. She made her acting debut in the film, “Walking on Sunshine” in the year 2014.
Awards and Achievements
Leona Lewis has won many awards for her work, 33 to be precise. She won the Billboard Year End award for the “Best new artist” in 2008. She has received five awards for her single, “Bleeding love” and her album, “Spirit” has won two awards. She has received 60 nominations at various award events, including the Grammy awards, BRIT awards and MOBO awards.
Net worth of Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis’s net worth is a considerable $30 Million. She has earned all this and more through her record-breaking music. She has endorsed health and beauty brands and worked for charities, like PETA and Human society.
Leona Lewis is one of the stars whose brightness hasn’t dimmed ever since it started shining. From “X Factor” till now, Leona has worked very hard and has paved the road to success for herself. She is a supporter of World Animal Protection and is a vegan herself. She loves animals as much as she loves music. Not only that, she has shown her support to non-profits, like “Little Kids Rock” and annual H.E.A.R.T Organisation that is a violence intervention program. We wish her luck for her future and support her work whole heartedly!