• Release on: 9 November 2007
• Released Singles: “A Moment Like This”, “Bleeding Love”, “Better In Time”, “Footprints In The Sand”, “Forgive Me”, “Run”, and “I will Be”.
Spirit is the debut album by British singer Leona Lewis, released by Syco Music in November 2007 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, followed by a worldwide release during early 2008. After winning the third series of reality singing contest The X Factor in December 2006, Lewis began recording the album in Sweden, UK and the United States, working with a variety of writers and producers. Critics praised the album for creating a contemporary album using such a variety of producers, and for showcasing Lewis’s voice, though criticised her “lack of personality”. The release of the album marked Lewis as the first winner of a major television talent show in both the UK and U.S. to be given a major global launch with a debut album.
The album debuted at number one in nine countries, including the United Kingdom, United States and Germany, and peaked in the top five in a further eight countries. It held the record for the biggest digital album sales in a week ever for a new artist. The album was the 6th biggest selling of 2008 in the world, as according to the IFPI. It has gone on to sell over seven million copies worldwide, and was the 4th best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK, where it has since sold over 3 million copies.
Spirit spawned seven singles, including two from a re-release of the album. Lead international single “Bleeding Love” went on to top the charts in 34 countries, becoming one of the best selling singles by a female of all time. It was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards, and British Single at the 2008 BRIT Awards. Followup single “Better in Time” also fared well, charting in the top ten in thirteen countries and reaching number eleven in the US. After a well received performance of Snow Patrol’s “Run” whilst promoting Spirit, Lewis recorded a studio version for the re-release of the album, Spirit – The Deluxe Edition, which was released as a download only single in the UK, where it charted at number one, going on to be the third platinum selling single from Spirit, following X Factor winner’s single “A Moment Like This” and “Bleeding Love”.
• Release on: 9 November 2009
• Released Singles: “Happy”, and “I Got You”.
Echo is the second studio album by British pop/R&B singer and songwriter Leona Lewis. It was released from 9 November 2009 including 16 November in the United Kingdom, and 17 November 2009 in the United States. Its worldwide release was through Sony Music.
Lewis worked with Ryan Tedder, Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, John Shanks, and Harvey Mason, Jr. amongst others to produce the follow-up to her debut album Spirit. The album was preceded by the single “Happy”, released on 15 September 2009. “I Got You” was released as the second single in February 2010. The song “My Hands” was used as the theme song for the video game Final Fantasy XIII. The album has achieved commercial success peaking within the top twenty in nine countries.
• Release on: 26 March 2012
• Released Singles: “Collide”.
Glassheart is the upcoming third studio album by British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis. Originally scheduled for release in November 2011 through Syco Music, and for first release with RCA Records, the album is now scheduled to be released in November 2012 after Lewis decided to have additional recording sessions. The album’s first song, titled “Collide”, was released 2 September 2011. On 25 January 2012, media reports that Glassheart had been delayed for a second time were confirmed, with a revised release date of 26 November 2012 due to recording of the album not finishing in time for a March 2012 release date. In the UK, “Collide” became a top-five hit while in the US it became Lewis’s first song to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
Due to the fact the album is still unfinished, the album has been delayed twice; in 26 November 2011, and in 26 March 2012. Lewis explained that she wanted to make a quality product that is not what you can excepted based on her previous work. She wanted to have more dance elements to Glassheart as well as “big Leona” ballads from her previous work. Lewis worked with different producers over the course of three years, such as Ammo, Jonas Quant, Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly, Ryan Tedder, and Fraser T. Smith. Lewis stated that Glassheart is her best album so far, and also a “fresh-sounding” record from previous records. It was also Lewis’s first album with RCA Records in North America due to the shutdown of J Records.