Leona Lewis, 'Majors & Minors'

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005363" title="Leona Lewis" href="/topic/entertainment/leona-lewis-PECLB005363.topic">Leona Lewis</a> took the crown on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001160" title="Simon Cowell" href="/topic/entertainment/television/simon-cowell-PECLB001160.topic">Simon Cowell</a>'s original <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV00000981" title="The X Factor (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/the-x-factor-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV00000981.topic">"The X Factor."</a> A three-time Grammy nominee, Lewis is the only winner from the series to find massive success in the U.S. Her debut album, 2007's "Spirit," was the first time a British solo artist bowed on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, and her single "Bleeding Love" set a radio airplay record.<br>
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<b>How you know her:</b> Her 2007 single "Bleeding Love" was inescapable on Top 40. The track went No. 1 in more than a dozen countries, including the U.S., and sold more than 9 million copies. It was nominated for record of the year and female pop vocal performance at the 51st <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000012" title="Grammy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/music/grammy-awards-EVHST000012.topic">Grammy Awards</a>.
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Leona Lewis took the crown on Simon Cowell's original "The X Factor." A three-time Grammy nominee, Lewis is the only winner from the series to find massive success in the U.S. Her debut album, 2007's "Spirit," was the first time a British solo artist bowed on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, and her single "Bleeding Love" set a radio airplay record.

How you know her: Her 2007 single "Bleeding Love" was inescapable on Top 40. The track went No. 1 in more than a dozen countries, including the U.S., and sold more than 9 million copies. It was nominated for record of the year and female pop vocal performance at the 51st Grammy Awards.

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