Leona Lewis ‘Happy’ for Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston returned to No. 1 with her new album and one of her famous fans couldn’t be happier for her success. When it comes to her idol, Leona Lewis has nothin’ but love.

The British pop sensation is elated to see the comeback queen back on top with her first album in seven years, I Look to You. “I’m so, so happy for her. It just makes me think that you can have longevity in your career and it’s not just about people that are here today and gone tomorrow,” she tells Rap-Up.com. “She’s just a true superstar and an amazing talent. Talent just outweighs everything and it speaks for itself.”

Houston’s labelmate had the chance to hear her inspiration’s latest effort before the public. “I’ve heard Whitney’s album throughout the process ’cause while I was doing my album, she was working on hers,” she reveals. “I just feel really lucky to be able to have listened to that.”

Lewis was introduced to the 46-year-old diva at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party. “That was amazing. She’s someone that I’ve looked up to for a very long time and it’s not often that people get to meet their icons and their inspirations,” she continues, “and I did. I was really glad that I met her. I just love her so much.”

Leona Lewis’ first single “Happy” from her sophomore album Echo is available now on iTunes.