Leona Lewis Signs To Island
Leona Lewis 11/06/2014
Global superstar Leona Lewis, one of the UK’s best loved, biggest selling and most enduring artists of the last decade, as well as one its most successful musical exports, has signed an exclusive recording contract with the legendary Island Records label. Speaking about her excitement at joining the label that has nurtured many of the most talented artists of all time, the multi-platinum selling star says: “After seven incredible years at Sony I have now been blessed with the opportunity to sign to perhaps the most iconic label of all, Island Records. To me Island has always been a label where artists can really flourish and are encouraged to express themselves. Island stands for quality music and signing with such a legendary label is really like a dream come true for me. I can’t wait to start making music with my new team.“
Darcus Beese president of Island adds: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Leona into the Island family. I’ve watched and admired Miss Lewis from afar, witnessed her grow into one of this country’s most formidable female artists. Witnessed a girl from Hackney making and breaking records, topping the UK and US charts, earning numerous Brit and Grammy nominations, while remaining true to herself and her principles. All the while maintaining a genuine down to earth appeal. Soon as the ink dries, it’s on to the most exciting part of all, getting into the studio and making the record we know Leona has in her”.
Leona Lewis has released four studio albums with sales of over 20 million globally. The hit singles include the chart-topping ‘Bleeding Love’, a song which also became the best-selling single worldwide in 2008. Leona has also been nominated for seven BRIT Awards, three GRAMMY Awards and won a coveted Ivor Novello award. She was also recently confirmed as the most successful British female solo artist in UK chart history – Leona now has more Top 5 hits to her name (8) than any other British female.
Next month will also see Leona make her big screen debut when she stars in the eagerly awaited new British movie, “Walking On Sunshine”.