Date of Birth3 April 1985, Islington, London, England, UK
Birth NameLeona Louise Lewis
Height5' 7" (1.70 m)
Auditioned for "The X Factor" (2004) in London, where she sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". All the judges were impressed and put her through.
Made music history when her debut single was downloaded 50,000 times in just 30 minutes.
Her debut single "A Moment like This" became the 2006 UK Christmas number-one single (December 2006).
First female and first mixed-race winner of "The X Factor" (2004).
Won "The X Factor" (2004) in 2006. The runner-up was Ray Quinn.
Born to Aural Josiah Lewis, a Guyanese Afro-Carribean youth worker, and his wife Marie Lewis, a social worker. Her parents shared the same surname before marrying.
Worked as a receptionist and as a waitress for Pizza Hut.
Is a vegetarian.
Plays the guitar and piano.
Owns a Rottweiler named Rome.
Lives in Hackney with her longtime companion Lou Al-Chamaa, an electrician.
Has two brothers, Bradley and Kyle.
Was a classmate of Katie Melua at the BRIT School.
Performed a revamped version of "Whole Lotta Love" with Jimmy Page at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
Performed signature song "Bleeding Love" at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert in London's Hyde Park. [June 2008]
First Brit to top the US charts with her debut album, "Spirit".
Was in a relationship with electrician Lou Al-Chamaa (2001-June 2010).
Is in a relationship with dancer Dennis Jauch (August 2010).
Was once punched by a deranged fan.-