Leona Lewis Cuts a Phil Spector-Style Christmas Album
Since she was first propelled into the spotlight after winning The X Factor in 2006, Leona Lewis has become a master of reinvention.
Her successful debut Spirit, best known for its ubiquitous single “Bleeding Love,” showed her balladeer side. Her next album, Echo, partially co-written with Justin Timberlake, was decidedly more upbeat, straightforward pop. Then Lewis went full-on electronic, bringing in famed producer Avicii for “Collide” and Afrojack for its Grammy-nominated remix, which appeared on her most recent album, Glassheart.
Now the singer has emerged with yet another sound: a Phil Spector-style Motown holiday album titled Christmas, With Love, out today.
Lewis has also recently expanded her résumé to include acting. She’ll make her big screen debut in Holiday!, a new film from the team behind the StreetDance films and Les Miserables’ Academy Award-winning composer and producer Anne Dudley.