Leona Lewis Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

18th September 2015

Tweet: "I actually think I should play Mary Poppins, I'd do a wonderful rendition of spoonful of sugar." Pop star Leona Lewis puts her name forward for the planned Mary Poppins sequel.

17th June 2014

Quote: "There are so many women who have kids and still have careers. That is something I'm not willing to do right now. I'm not there yet. I've got a little bit of time." British singer Leona Lewis is not planning to start a family with German boyfriend Dennis Jauch before she turns 30 next year (15).

18th May 2014

Fact: Pop star Leona Lewis was given the honour of performing Britain's national anthem, God Save the Queen, as her favourite soccer team Arsenal prepared to take on Hull City in the F.A. Cup Final at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday (17May14). The singer had extra reason to celebrate at the match after Arsene Wenger's team defeated Hull City in extra time to win the title 3-2.

15th November 2013

Quote: "When I got the chance to do this record I thought, 'I want to do a classical song'... I trained in opera and that's what I thought I was going to do. I didn't start singing contemporary songs until my teens. It's something I trained for quite a long time... (and) I went back to my vocal coach and I trained for a while to get it right. I wanted it to be authentic." Singer Leona Lewis went back to basics to record Ave Maria for her new holiday album Christmas With Love.

17th July 2013

Tweet: "Feel so sick, I have the flu. my mamas (sic) so sweet making me lots of fresh juices and trying to cure me!" British pop star Leona Lewis is struck down with illness.

3rd January 2013

Quote: "I feel we overdo the amount of products we put on our skin. My mum's a bit of a vegan hippie and makes a lot of home-made products for me with essential oils and shea butter - it's like my own personal beauty shop." British singer Leona Lewis sticks to a natural beauty regimen.

11th October 2012

Quote: "Maybe, in the future, doing something permanent would be quite fun." Singer Leona Lewis is interested in returning to British Tv talent show The X Factor, where she landed her big break.

9th October 2012

Quote: "The most embarrassing thing for me is when I fell down a lift shaft on stage. A dancer broke my fall but I still scratched my whole leg up. It was awful." British singer Leona Lewis reveals her most shameful performance experience.

7th October 2012

Quote: "I do have a crush on Leona, she's hot! I have met her. She's hot. I haven't eaten dinner with her though. I'd like to highlight the fact I'm single. I am single!" ONE DIRECTION star Liam Payne is attracted to singer Leona Lewis.

24th August 2012

Fact: Singer Leona Lewis has recruited Teen Wolf hunk Colton Haynes to play her love-interest in her new music video for the song Trouble. The British beauty, clad in a pair of pyjamas, teased fans by posting a behind-the-scenes picture of the pair on her social networking site Twitter.com.

27th April 2012

Tweet: "The Avengers was kinda (sic) epic. I'll feel short changed going to see a regular action hero movie after that!" Leona Lewis got her superhero fix after watching the blockbuster film.

17th January 2012

Tweet: "I'm in lurv (sic) with Joseph Gordon Levitt , just watched 50/50 u (sic) guys so should check it out, he's always in great films!" British singer Leona Lewis has got the hots for actor Joseph Gordon Levitt after watching his 'cancer comedy' 50/50.

8th January 2012

Tweet: "So excited to see Nashville and make music there... love going to new places, wonder what the riding's like there!" British singer Leona Lewis is heading to Tennessee to record new music - and ride horses.

4th December 2011

Fact: British singers Leona Lewis, Joss Stone and Natasha Bedingfield took to the stage in London on Friday night (02Dec11) to raise money for a children's charity. The trio joined forces for the Angels In Concert benefit gig in aid of the Global Angels foundation, which helps disadvantaged youngsters across the world.

7th September 2011

Quote: "When I was about two or three I used to randomly go into the fridge every morning and smash eggs. My mum would come in and every single egg would be thrown all over the kitchen. I had a real obsession with doing that for about a year." Singer Leona Lewis made breakfast a nightmare for her family.

8th August 2011

Tweet: "Just watching buildings burn and No Fire Services and No Police will come and put the fire out! Madness! They are just letting it burn down. So sad, thoughts are with those affected by the London riots." Pop star Leona Lewis is upset by the violent riots over the weekend (05-07Aug11), which have left parts of the British capital in flames.

26th June 2011

Fact: British singer Leona Lewis is leaving Los Angeles - she has put her luxurious L.A. home on the market for $2.5 million (£1.6 million).

14th April 2011

Tweet: "I luv a good country song, I hope I get 2 go 2 Nashville one day & just write with the amazing song writers there & ride some quarter horses." Pop star Leona Lewis is eyeing a move into country music.

14th February 2011

Fact: Leona Lewis' track BLEEDING LOVE is the most played song in the U.K. featuring the word 'love' in the title, according to airplay royalties body PPL. LOVE IT WHEN YOU CALL by The Feeling is the second most popular, while Spiller and Sophie Ellis Bextor's single GROOVEJET (IF THIS AIN'T LOVE) ranked third in the Valentine's Day (14Feb11) list.

2nd December 2010

Tweet: "Which Christmas song would u most like me 2 perform (sic)? As my Christmas pressie to u I will sing whichever is the most popular & put it up." Leona Lewis invites her Twitter.com followers to decide on a festive track she'll perform for them.

2nd December 2010

Quote: "I'd like to work with WILL.I.AM. He's very talented." Leona Lewis names her dream collaboration partner.

16th September 2010

Fact: British singer Leona Lewis is releasing a new CD and DVD featuring material from her tour earlier this year (10). The Labyrinth Tour - Live At The O2 will be released on 29 November (10).

2nd July 2010

Quote: "The meat industry is polluting the environment. I've banned all meat from photoshoots to the tour itself." Leona Lewis insists photo sessions and backstage areas at concerts are all-vegetarian zones.

4th May 2010

Quote: "I’ll hold off having kids. For sure. I think 40-something is a good age. But maybe a little old to have your first one, but there’s no rush.'" British pop star Leona Lewis, 25, has no immediate plans to start a family with longtime boyfriend LOU AL-CHAMAA.

10th April 2010

Fact: British singer Leona Lewis celebrated her 25th birthday last Wednesday (03Apr10) with a night out in Las Vegas. The Bleeding Love hitmaker was photographed at Sin City's Pure nightclub with a group of friends, belting out her hits on a karaoke machine.

4th March 2010

Fact: British singer Leona Lewis is the new face of American cotton goods firm The Fabric Of Our Lives.

23rd February 2010

Quote: "That's definitely the most ridiculous rumour!" Leona Lewis denies reports she's had a nose job.

24th December 2009

Quote: "I'll be eating Quorn (meat-free mycoprotein), vegetables and stuffing." Vegetarian singer Leona Lewis is planning a meat-free feast on Christmas Day.

24th December 2009

Quote: "I'm working up until Christmas Day, so I can't wait to sit at the table in my family home and finally relax. Spending time with my friends and family in London is the best present I could have asked for." Leona Lewis is taking time off for Christmas.

14th December 2009

Quote: "The universe is too big for us to be the only life forms." British singer Leona Lewis believes in aliens.

23rd November 2009

Fact: Leona Lewis has splashed out $2.9 million (£1.8 million) on a four-bedroom house in Los Angeles.

22nd November 2009

Quote: "I don't see myself as a men's mag kind of girl. I couldn't do a shoot in my bikini - that just would never happen. It's just not me. Never, no way - not even with the power of the airbrush!" Singer Leona Lewis repeatedly turns down offers for sexy photoshoots.

17th November 2009

Fact: Leona Lewis has recorded the signature song for upcoming science fiction film AVATAR. The British singer's track I SEE YOU runs over the credits of the much-hyped James Cameron epic, which hits movie screens in December (09).

13th November 2009

Quote: "I spoke to Robbie and he has challenged me to a game of poker. We're going to get together in L.A. We don't play for money, just chips. I reckon I'll beat him. I'm pretty good." Leona Lewis is confident she'll trounce Robbie Williams in a game of poker.

12th November 2009

Fact: Leona Lewis will be embarking on her first tour next year (10). The BLEEDING LOVE hitmaker will start the gigs in Britain on 28 May in Sheffield, England and wrap up on 27 June in Dublin, Ireland.

12th November 2009

Quote: "He is a beautiful boy and I was a bit worried about whether it would cloud my judgement over whether the song was good or not." British singer Leona Lewis found it difficult working with pop heart-throb Justin Timberlake.

12th November 2009

Quote: "It was reported that (my boyfriend) Lou was there and that he leapt up to help me. Sadly, he wasn't even there and the idea of him leaping up like some ninja dude is really funny to me." Leona Lewis found something to smile about after news broke she was punched in the face by a fan last month (Oct09).

12th November 2009

Quote: "We wrote another song that we didn't get finished. Justin can't have it for his next album, though, because I'm singing on it. He was like, 'If you don't take it, I'm having it for my album.' And I was like, 'No you're not, it's mine.'" Leona Lewis stood her ground while working with Justin Timberlake.

5th November 2009

Quote: "I take tofu everywhere with me in my suitcase. We get to these random places in Germany that don't even know what a vegetarian is." Leona Lewis struggles to stick to her meat-free diet while she is touring.

28th October 2009

Quote: "I had a big thing for JUSTIN (TIMBERLAKE) before I worked with him, but I lose my crush when I meet people. Which is probably good news for Lou." Leona Lewis wasn't attracted to the SEXYBACK singer after she met him, much to the delight of her boyfriend LOU AL-CHAMAA.

26th October 2009

Quote: "I would go and sit on a farm with loads of horses and all kinds of animals. That's truthfully what I would do - be a horse lady." Leona Lewis is considering moving to a farm if her music career fails.

26th October 2009

Quote: "If anything I feel more, 'Ugh!' Sometimes I think I want to get 'hair and make-up' every day, but that's just not possible." Leona Lewis insists she doesn't feel any more beautiful since becoming famous.

26th October 2009

Quote: "I just don't overly use my voice. I think talking really is, like, the worst, like going out to a club where you're shouting because you don't realise how loud the music is. Stuff like that I try to avoid." Leona Lewis on how she keeps her voice in great shape.

16th October 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Lily Allen, Leona Lewis, Take That and DAME Shirley Bassey will take to the stage at London's Royal Albert Hall on 20 November (09) to raise funds for BBC charity Children In Need.

1st October 2009

Fact: A TV commercial for Leona Lewis' upcoming album has been banned by the U.K's advertising watchdog - because it claims the record is "new" when, in fact, six of the 13 tracks are already available online.

1st October 2009

Fact: Katy Perry is to host this year's MTV Europe Music Awards for the second consecutive year - the first star to present the show two years in a row. The I KISSED A GIRL hitmaker will host the bash in Berlin, Germany on 5 November (09). Green Day and Leona Lewis are slated to perform at the event.

23rd August 2009

Quote: "Leona Lewis - oh yeah! She is the best right now, for sure. She rules. She is like the new Mariah Carey. Leona Lewis can sing the phone book and make a person cry." Katy Perry is a big fan of the British singer.

23rd June 2009

Fact: Pop sensation Leona Lewis has been named the World's Sexiest Vegetarian for the second consecutive year by officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The singer topped the animal rights group's 2009 poll, which saw British soap actor Scott Maslen top the male survey.

4th May 2009

Quote: "I saw Michael Jackson. My friend and I were shopping and there was a commotion at the roadside. People were falling all over the place. We looked into the car beside us and he got in. That made my day." Leona Lewis was delighted to spot the pop legend in Los Angeles.

7th February 2009

Quote: "BLEEDING LOVE is one of the best pop songs ever - it's so simple and fresh. None of us girls had a tune to match it." Adele credits fellow Brit Leona Lewis with recording the song of the year. The two singers will compete for the Record of The Year Grammy on Sunday (08Feb09).

2nd January 2009

Quote: "I find it amazing how another artist has taken one of our songs and made it her own. RUN was written during a really dark time for us. How LEONA has made it so optimistic is incredible." Snow Patrol drummer JOHNNY QUINN is impressed with Leona Lewis' cover of their hit track RUN.

28th December 2008

Quote: "My life was pretty much like anyone else's. I went to work, I went out. I always knew what was happening. On a Friday night maybe we'd get a takeaway or something." Singer Leona Lewis' life has changed dramatically since her meteoric rise to fame.

24th December 2008

Quote: "I normally like classic rock like Oasis but I'm into her stuff a lot, too. When she called me to ask whether I would do it, it was a complete no-brainer." GOSSIP GIRL star CHACE CRAWFORD on agreeing to star in Leona Lewis' new music video

16th December 2008

Fact: The X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has broken the record set by the show's 2006 champion Leona Lewis for the fastest-selling download track in history. Lewis' new song RUN sold 82,000 in its first day, while Burke - who won the U.K. TV talent contest on Saturday (13Dec08) - shifted more than 105,000 digital copies of debut single HALLELUJAH.

4th December 2008

Fact: Leona Lewis's cover version of Snow Patrol's hit song Run has become the fastest-selling digital-only track in the U.K. It has been downloaded almost 70,000 times since its release on Sunday (30Nov08).

18th November 2008

Quote: "There's not a Leona doll yet - but I definitely want one! I'll demand one!" Pop star Leona Lewis is hoping to produce replica models of herself.

18th November 2008

Quote: "Simon's still the most famous person in my phone - he'll love the fact that I said that!" Leona Lewis hasn't got any celebrity friends apart from mentor Simon Cowell.

7th November 2008

Fact: Liverpool, England-based band The Wombats performed a cover of Leona Lewis' hit single BLEEDING LOVE at the MTV European Music Awards in their hometown on Thursday (06Oct08) night.

5th November 2008

Quote: "I don't really have girl crushes that often. I probably had people I admire but I don't know about a crush in that sort of way." British singer Leona Lewis insists she is totally heterosexual.

3rd November 2008

Quote: "The X Factor didn't make me. It helped me a lot. A lot of people give you flak for going on a talent show but I'd worked the circuit and worked hard for years." Singer Leona Lewis is sick of her label as a reality TV show winner.

3rd November 2008

Quote: "The greatest singer is Mariah Carey. But she's lost it. She needs to go back to singing the big ballads. It's the reason why LEONA could top her." Music mogul Simon Cowell has high hopes for pop star Leona Lewis.

3rd November 2008

Quote: "I write little letters to him and he makes me a CD of different songs I can listen to. He's lovely." Pop star Leona Lewis on her longterm boyfriend LOU AL-CHAMAA.

27th October 2008

Fact: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis and Beyonce Knowles are set for a mega chart battle in the U.K. next month (Nov08) when all four singers release their new singles on the same day. Spears' WOMANIZER and Aguilera's KEEPS GETTING BETTER will go head to head with Lewis' FORGIVE ME and Knowles' IF I WERE A BOY ON 3 November (08).

24th October 2008

Fact: British singer Leona Lewis has cancelled a performance to promote her new single Forgive Me at London nightclub G-A-Y on Saturday (25Oct08) due to illness.

4th September 2008

Quote: "Ryan Phillippe is lovely. Shia LaBeouf is a really good actor and a cute boy as well. There are so many!" British singer Leona Lewis comes clean about her crushes on American actors.

20th August 2008

Fact: Leona Lewis has joined Rihanna, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey to record a new charity single to benefit cancer funding.

14th August 2008

Quote: "I really like Rihanna. I think she's great. And the girl Duffy, I think she's amazing. I like Leona Lewis too." Britney Spears gives her chart rivals the seal of approval.

5th August 2008

Fact: Welsh soul star Duffy will compete against the likes of Estelle and Leona Lewis for the Best U.K. Video category at next month's (Sep08) MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Duffy's WARWICK AVENUE is nominated for the award, alongside Estelle's AMERICAN BOY, Lewis' BLEEDING LOVE, Coldplay'S VIOLET HILL, and Ting Tings' SHUT UP AND LET ME GO.

14th June 2008

Quote: "AMY (WINEHOUSE) is an amazing artist and so talented. A performer's privacy is taken away. The media are always there. You can't make your mistakes in private." Leona Lewis on her troubled fellow British pop star.

2nd June 2008

Quote: "I was sitting on OPRAH (WINFREY)'s couch thinking, 'Wow, am I really doing this? Am I really talking to Oprah right now?'" British pop star Leona Lewis on the most surreal moment of her career so far.

21st May 2008

Fact: British singer Leona Lewis has been awarded the Kylie Award for Next International Crossover at the 2008 NewNowNext Awards, which celebrates gay pop culture. The event will take place in New York on 7 June (08).

5th May 2008

Quote: "Me and my friends would do little shows, and I'd always be Mel B... I loved them, but you get older." Leona Lewis was a huge Spice Girls fan.

28th April 2008

Fact: Leona Lewis has signed up to perform at Nelson Mandela's star-studded 90th birthday concert in London's Hyde Park this summer (08). Playing in front of an expected audience of 45,000, the gig will be the largest concert of her career so far. She joins stars including Amy Winehouse, Duffy and Eminem.

22nd April 2008

Quote: "I only heard her once and I didn't really hear a true similarity." Mariah Carey denies British singer Leona Lewis sounds like her.

15th April 2008

Quote: "Yes, I have a boyfriend (and) I'm never away for too long a period of time. You just kind of work it out." Leona Lewis on how she balances a successful pop career and romance.

10th April 2008

Fact: British music mogul Simon Cowell gets a writing credit on Leona Lewis' debut album SPIRIT because he inspired her to turn a favourite poem into the song FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND.

10th April 2008

Quote: "I think they're quite amazing and he's a really good singer, so that's quite cool." British pop star Leona Lewis on hearing All American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter is a big fan and wants to work with her.

2nd April 2008

Quote: "LEONA is a true original. This album might be the biggest new album of the year." Music mogul Clive Davis has high hopes for Leona Lewis, after she became the first British female to top the U.S. Billboard 100 chart in 21 years with single BLEEDING LOVE last month (Mar08).

28th March 2008

Quote: "I am incredibly proud of LEONA. What she has achieved in the past year is simply amazing. I am very very happy for her." Simon Cowell is thrilled his protege Leona Lewis has topped the American charts with her debut single BLEEDING LOVE.

27th March 2008

Quote: "I went to Clive Davis' Grammy party, and I nearly spontaneously combusted because everyone on my iPod was there - Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, and I met Whitney Houston. That was crazy." British pop star Leona Lewis was overawed by the stars she met at music mogul Davis' February (08) bash.

18th March 2008

Fact: British singer Leona Lewis' BLEEDING LOVE hit is currently number one in 25 countries.

11th March 2008

Fact: British pop star Leona Lewis is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Roberto Cavalli dress specially designed for her appearance at London's Brit Awards last month (Feb08). The BLEEDING LOVE singer's purple, floor-length gown will go on sale on eBay.co.uk to raise funds for the U.K.'s Sport Relief charity.

5th March 2008

Fact: British pop star Leona Lewis is to strip off for charity - she'll reportedly join the likes of Alicia Silverstone and Eva Mendes to campaign against the fur trade in a new advert for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur' cause.

11th February 2008

Quote: "I can't believe WHITNEY knows who I am!" British pop star Leona Lewis was stunned to discover legendary singer Whitney Houston is a fan of her work at a pre-Grammys party on Sunday (10Feb08) night.

31st January 2008

Quote: "It's a mess. I haven't heard anything fresh for the past 20 years. As for Leona Lewis, she is just f**king s**t." Reverend and The Makers frontman JON MCLURE is not a fan of British music.

21st January 2008

Fact: British pop star Leona Lewis has debuted at number one in both Australia and Germany with her single BLEEDING LOVE. The track spent seven weeks at the top spot in the U.K. singles chart after it was released in October last year (07).

23rd November 2007

Quote: "I don't really drink alcohol, I think it tastes like hairspray." British pop star and The X Factor winner Leona Lewis doesn't enjoy drinking champagne.

9th November 2007

Quote: "I love all presents - I reckon if (my boyfriend) got me a can of Slim-Fast (dieting aid) I'd still like it. I might wonder why he'd give it to me, though!" The X Factor star Leona Lewis isn't asking for much this Christmas.

29th October 2007

Fact: British singer Leona Lewis, whose single Bleeding Love is currently Number One in the U.K. charts, will celebrate her success by turning on the world-famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights in London this weekend. (3-4Nov07)

29th October 2007

Fact: Pop star Leona Lewis' BLEEDING LOVE chart victory over Take That's RULE THE WORLD this week (28Oct07) is not the first time The X Factor winner has gone head-to-head with the reformed boyband. Lewis triumphed over the BACK FOR GOOD hitmakers in 2006, when her debut release, A MOMENT LIKE THIS, raced to the top of the U.K. singles charts ahead of Take That's comeback single, PATIENCE.

25th October 2007

Fact: The video for British singer Leona Lewis' new single BLEEDING LOVE had over 3 million views in its first 24 hours online - with 3,000 fans per hour downloading the track since its release on Sunday (21Oct07)

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