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The early 2000’s was an amazing time for artists to break, drop monster hits and cement their names in the music history books. Leona Lewis is one of the musicians whose voice and epic ballads totally defined an era.

After winning the UK’s X-Factor in 2006, Lewis became the first UK solo artist to debut at number one with a debut album, with Spirit. The lead single, “Bleeding Love”, spent seven weeks at number one in the UK where it became the best-selling single of 2007. As the 2000s went on, Leona’s career just got bigger and broader. In 2009 she wrote the theme song for the film Avatar and her debut album, Spirit was certified 10× platinum in the United Kingdom and became the fourth best-selling album of the 2000s.

The international star has been deemed the most successful artist in X- Factor history, selling more albums and breaking more records than her other ‘Factor’ winners like One Direction. By the mid 2010s, Leona split from her label Island Records and had taken her talents to the acting world, making her Broadway debut as Grizabella in the July 2016 revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats. She also stars as Amber Hall in the Sony Crackle’s TV series The Oath.

We haven’t heard much new music from songstress in recent years, but judging by her stunningly gorgeous Instagram photos, she’s still bleeding love — and defintiely got better in time. Check ’em out below. Happy Birthday Queen!

8. "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet

"America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet Source:WENN

"America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet red carpet

9. "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet

"America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet Source:WENN

"America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet at the Dolby Theater on September 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA entertainment,event,photograph,celebrity,talent,red carpet,"los angeles",""america's got talent" season 14 finale red carpet","dolby theater","leona lewis"

10. Leona Lewis at the Global Citizen Prize at the Royal Albert Hall in London 12th dec 2019 Photo by Cat morley

Leona Lewis at the Global Citizen Prize at the Royal Albert Hall in London 12th dec 2019 Photo by Cat morley Source:WENN

Leona Lewis at the Global Citizen Prize at the Royal Albert Hall in London 12th dec 2019 Photo by Cat morley 13.12.2019

11. Leona Lewis at the after-party for Elton…

Leona Lewis at the after-party for Elton... Source:WENN

Leona Lewis at the after-party for Elton John AIDS Foundation 28th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party – Part 2, The City of West Hollywood Park, West Hollywood, CA February 9, 2020. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/ party,leona lewis,red carpet,at the after-party,elton john aids foundation 28th annual academy awards viewing party – part 2,the city of west hollywood park

12. Leona Lewis at the after-party for Elton…

Leona Lewis at the after-party for Elton... Source:WENN

Leona Lewis at the after-party for Elton John AIDS Foundation 28th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party – Part 2, The City of West Hollywood Park, West Hollywood, CA February 9, 2020. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/ party,leona lewis,red carpet,at the after-party,elton john aids foundation 28th annual academy awards viewing party – part 2,the city of west hollywood park

13. Leona Lewis at arrivals for EMMA Premier…

Leona Lewis at arrivals for EMMA Premier... Source:WENN

Leona Lewis at arrivals for EMMA Premiere, DGA Theater Complex, Los Angeles, CA February 18, 2020. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/ premiere,leona lewis,red carpet,at arrivals,dga theater complex,emma premiere

14. Leona Lewis at the Emma premiere afterparty at Chateau Marmont

Leona Lewis at the Emma premiere afterparty at Chateau Marmont Source:WENN

Leona Lewis at the Emma premiere afterparty at Chateau Marmont. Los Angeles, California – Tuesday February 18, 2020. Photograph: © MHD/PacificCoastNews. Los Angeles Office (PCN): +1 310.822.0419 UK Office (Avalon): +44 (0) 20 7421 6000 sales@pacificcoastnews.com jsa1

15. Leona Lewis arrives for WE Day UK at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK…

Leona Lewis arrives for WE Day UK at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK... Source:WENN

Leona Lewis arrives for WE Day UK at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK 04.03.2020

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