Leona Lewis

Oct
8
Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis Perform on ‘X Factor’ U.K.

Leona Lewis

Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis lit up the “X Factor” stage during Sunday’s live show.

The R&B gentleman ignited the stage with his chart-topping U.K. hit “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” off his upcoming album R.E.D., in stores November 6. Audience members put their glow sticks in the air as he performed a dance-heavy set, receiving a standing ovation from his pal, “X Factor” judge Nicole Scherzinger.

Season 3 champ Leona Lewis returned to where it all started, performing a stripped-down set. Looking regal in purple, the British songstress belted out her latest single “Trouble” from her album Glassheart, which will be released in the U.K. on October 15.

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Sep
14
Video: Leona Lewis – ‘Trouble’

Leona Lewis

Here comes “Trouble.” A dark shadow is cast on Leona Lewis’ picture-perfect life in the dramatic video for the second single from her third album Glassheart, due October 15 in the U.K. The British songstress’ relationship takes a turn for the worse after she sees her boyfriend, played by “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes, flirting with another girl during a night out. A distraught Leona sheds tears and even slaps her man as the tension escalates. This version does not feature Childish Gambino, who can be heard on the original song.

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Aug
21
New Music: Leona Lewis f/ Childish Gambino – ‘Trouble’

Trouble

Leona Lewis stirs up some “Trouble” with actor-turned-rapper Childish Gambino (Donald Glover from NBC’s “Community”) on the second single from her oft-delayed album Glassheart, due in October. The British songstress warns her lover about her less-than-angelic side on the edgy ballad, written by Emeli Sandé and co-produced by Naughty Boy and Fraser T. Smith. Childish Gambino adds a dark verse to the record, which was reportedly inspired by Leona’s break-up with boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa.

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Dec
22
‘X Factor’ Finale Performances: 50 Cent, Leona Lewis, Justin Bieber, & Pitbull

50 Cent invaded Thursday’s “X Factor” finale with a super-sized performance. First up, the G-Unit general debuted “Wait Until Tonight,” a cut off his mixtape The Big 10, live for the first time. He also took it back, linking up with eliminated contestant Astro for “In Da Club” as the show’s judges and members of the L.A. Lakers danced onstage.

British “X Factor” champ Leona Lewis wowed with her cover of Snow Patrol’s “Run,” Pitbull got the party started with “International Love” and “Give Me Everything” with Ne-Yo, and Justin Bieber spread some holiday cheer with Stevie Wonder.

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Dec
15
Nicole Scherzinger Sings Opera, Cee Lo Duets with Leona Lewis at Royal Variety Gala

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger brought the drama while singing the title track from The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Variety Performance. The “X Factor” judge took the stage before Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, during the annual gala, which was taped earlier this month. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the musical, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber enlisted Nicole to play Christine opposite the four Phantoms.

In addition to the Pussycat Doll, Cee Lo Green performed his single “Anyway” and dueted with Leona Lewis on a cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”

Roll out the royal performances below.

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Dec
11
Leona Lewis Covers Nine Inch Nails on ‘X Factor’ [Video]

Leona Lewis

“X Factor” champ Leona Lewis returned to where it all began. Looking radiant in a red gown, the British songstress poured out her emotions as she covered Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” during the singing competition’s live finale. The song appears on her three-song EP of the same name, available now in the U.K. It’s her gift to fans until her third album Glassheart arrives in 2012.

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Oct
8
Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, & Ne-Yo Salute Michael Jackson at Tribute Concert

Ne-Yo

Some of Michael Jackson’s most famous fans and family members gathered to celebrate the iconic career of the pop legend at a tribute show in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday (Oct. 8). “Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert,” which was sanctioned by Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson, featured superstar sets from Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis, and more, with hosts Jamie Foxx and Fearne Cotton. The Jackson family, including Michael’s three kids, took the glove-shaped stage before tens of thousands of devoted fans at Millenium Stadium. Among the highlights…

Ne-Yo kicked off the four-hour extravaganza by channeling the pop icon during “Billie Jean” and “The Lady In My Life.” He thrilled with MJ’s signature moves in his iconic glittery jacket and glove.
• Michael’s children Prince, Paris, and Blanket introduced Beyoncé, who appeared via satellite. Rocking an Afro, B performed one of her favorite Jackson records “I Wanna Be Where You Are.”
• Emotions ran high as Christina Aguilera belted out MJ’s favorite ballad “Smile,” kicking it up a notch with “Dirty Diana.”
• Britain’s “X Factor” champ Alexandra Burke delivered the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Lovin’ You” and “Scream,” Michael’s collaboration with his sister Janet.
Cee Lo Green toned down the flash, performing “I Can’t Help It” from Off the Wall, wearing a simple white T-shirt.
• Michael’s nephews 3T reunited for the Jackson 5’s “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Why,” a duet with their late uncle.
Leona Lewis was joined by ballerinas for “Stranger in Moscow.” “What an electric experience!” she wrote. “Honoured to be a part of the show.”
La Toya Jackson hit the stage for the first time in 20 years, performing “In the Closet” and “Jam” with Heavy D.
• Tears streamed down fans’ faces as Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson dueted on a beautiful cover of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You.”
• Ne-Yo, JLS, and members of the Jackson family came together on stage for the all-star finale of “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”

Previously announced performers the Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson pulled out of the show. “To my uk fans that were coming to the mj show in wales. I will no longer be attentding due to major production issues,” tweeted Hudson. “I would have thought they would have informed you all by now, so since they did not, I am. Thank u for your support.”

Brothers Jermaine and Randy boycotted the event because of its timing with the Jackson manslaughter trial, while Janet explained that it would be too painful to perform amidst the court proceedings.

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