Leona Lewis to Release Deluxe Version of Grammy Nominated, Chart Topping, Record...

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Leona Lewis to Release Deluxe Version of Grammy Nominated, Chart Topping,
Record Breaking Debut Album Spirit Entitled 'Spirit - The Deluxe Edition'

In Stores February 3, 2009

New single 'I Will Be' Is The #1 Most Added New Release at Top 40 Radio This

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Grammy Awards and
Valentine's Day, J Records is releasing a deluxe edition of Leona Lewis'
Spirit, the Grammy nominated, chart-topping, best-selling debut from one of
the breakthrough artists of the year. The deluxe version of Spirit will be in
stores February 3rd, 2009.

This limited edition CD/DVD package features four new, never-before-released
songs in the U.S., including Leona's #1 UK chart breaking smash hit single,
"Run," originally recorded by Snow Patrol. Leona's "Run" shattered UK chart
records when it entered at #1, becoming the fastest selling digital single
ever in a week. The deluxe edition will also include 7 music videos including
four never-before-released music videos in the U.S. of "Bleeding Love,"
"Forgive Me," "Footprints in the Sand" and "Run," which is currently YouTube's
most popular video globally ("Run" was watched 1.4 million times in its first
10 days live). Additionally, this deluxe version of Spirit also includes an
expanded 16-page booklet featuring never-before-seen photos of Leona. (See
below for complete track listing for CD and DVD).

Leona's Spirit has been on a record-breaking streak ever since its release in
the UK in November 2007, where it entered the British album chart at #1 and
became the U.K.'s fastest-selling debut of all time. In the U.S., Spirit was
released on April 8, 2008 (J Records/Syco Music), and debuted at #1 on the
Billboard chart, marking the first time in music history that any album by a
British female artist has entered Billboard's Top 200 album chart at #1, as
well as the first time any British artist, male or female, has claimed the top
spot with a debut album.

The blockbuster smash single "Bleeding Love," co-written by One Republic's
Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of March 27th, making
Lewis the first British female solo artist to top the Hot 100 in more than 21
years. The single spent 39 weeks on the chart, four of them at  #1  (breaking
yet another all-time record for a British female solo artist) and smashed the
radio spin record with the most weekly plays ever in a one-week period at the
Top 40 radio format with 10,665 spins. "Bleeding Love," the biggest selling
single of 2008 has been a Billboard Digital Song chart-topper and has sold
more than 3 million tracks in the U.S., while the ringtone has been certified
platinum with over 1.4 million sold, with a total of over 5 million digital
and mobile track sales combined. Leona's follow-up hit single "Better In Time"
reached the #3 spot on the Top 40 chart and has sold 1.4 million digital and
mobile tracks combined. Her third single, "I Will Be," impacted Top 40 Radio
this week as the #1 most added new release at the format.

2008 was truly remarkable for Leona Lewis.  Since releasing her debut album
Spirit, she literally hasn't stopped.  She's been breaking world records,
making chart history, traveling the globe, appearing on magazine covers and
generally conquering the world.  No one could have predicted the scale of the
Hackney born UK singer's unrivaled success.  In a short space of time, Leona
has established herself as an international superstar and household name.

To date, Spirit has sold 6 million copies around the world.

Chart and sales milestones achieved by Leona Lewis in 2008:

    --  Leona is the best selling new artist of 2008.
    --  Leona is the fifth best selling artist worldwide in 2008.
    --  "Bleeding Love" is the best selling single of 2008 and iTunes
        top selling single of 2008.
    --  Billboard Magazine names Leona Lewis the Top New Artist of the Year in
    --  3 Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year ("Bleeding
        Love"), Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Bleeding Love"),
        and Best Pop Vocal Album (Spirit).



    Bleeding Love

    Better In Time

    I Will Be

    I'm You

    Forgive Me

    Misses Glass


    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face


    Whatever It Takes

    Take A Bow

    Footprints In The Sand

    Here I Am

    *Myself (Duet with Novel)



    *Bleeding Love - Jason Nevins Rockin' Radio Remix

    *tracks never-before-released in the US


    Bleeding Love - US edition

    *Bleeding Love - UK edition

    Better In Time

    *Footprints In The Sand

    *Forgive Me


    I Will Be (Live)

    *videos never-before-released in the US

SOURCE  J Records

Sarah Weinstein Dennison in the RCA Music Group publicity department,
+1-212-833-5593, sarah.weinstein@sonymusic.com
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