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If looks alone could sell albums by the boatload, Leona Lewis would still be a platinum-selling artist. The X Factor winner never fails to serve a fierce glorious mug. Sadly though, Lewis hasn’t achieved that since her stunning debut effort, Spirit, featuring the chart-topper “Bleeding Love.”

The 30-year-old Brit drops her fifth studio album, I Am, on September 11. It’s her first with her new label Island Def Jam. The highly-underrated lead single “Fire Under My Feet” failed to do any damage on both sides of the pond. Here’s hoping “Thunder” yields her better results.

Leona may have channeled Adele for “Fire Under My Feet,” but this time around I get Emeli Sande vibes with the uplifting power ballad “Thunder.” Watch Leona emote her little heart out in the Sarah McColgan-directed visual featuring majestic views of the ocean, clouds and Los Angeles skyline.

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I fear that Leona Lewis might never recapture the glory of her “Bleeding Love” days. The lead cut “Fire Under My Feet” off her latest album, I Am, faltered in her native UK, peaking at only No. 51. I actually quite liked it and thought it’d at least break the Top 20. Are people just over Lewis?

The 30-year-old chanteuse officially releases “Thunder” as the second official UK release and the first US single. The soaring and stomping track is all about empowerment. It’s solid, but I much prefer “Fire Under My Feet.”

Speaking of empowerment, another track has leaked from her forthcoming album. It’s the title track and it feels like it’s somewhat of a dig at her former mentor Simon Cowell. It could very well be about an ex, but it’s far more salacious if it’s shade directed towards The X Factor judge. Give “I Am” and “Thunder” a listen below.

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Well, that was fast. Just hours after Leona Lewis debuted the music video for her new single “Fire (Under My Feet),” the 30-year-old singer unleashes a killer dance remix. If the soulful Adele-esque vibe of her latest wasn’t to your liking, and you longed for her electronic sound during her underrated Glassheart era, you’re in luck. Dan Hardingham aka Endor elevates the soul-pop track into a potential dance anthem.

While I liked the original composition, I have to say I’m already obsessed with the dance remix. This could easily do some damage on Billboard’s Club/Dance chart. Put your sluttiest tank and dancing shoes on and give the dance overhaul a listen below.

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Leona Lewis Returns With ‘Fire Under My Feet’

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Leona Lewis first teased “Fire (Under My Feet)” months ago. At long last, the 30-year-old singer debuts the full version. The track is the lead single off the X Factor winner’s forthcoming fifth studio album, I Am.

“Fire (Under My Feet)” is a soulful gospel-tinged track very reminiscent of Adele during her 21 era, specifically “Rolling In The Deep.” It’s quite good actually.

The accompanying clip is, however, on the simplistic side and a bit underwhelming. The Declan Whitebloom-directed vid features Leona singing in a studio while different individuals march to the proverbial beat of their own drum. Watch it below.

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The 81st annual lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree took place in Rockefeller Center last night. It was by far one of their most star-studded lineups yet. Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Goo Goo Dolls, Ariana Grande, Leona Lewis and Jewel all performed. Undoubtedly, no one does Yuletide tracks better than Mimi. Naturally, all the female singers brought their “A” game for the diva duel. Who came out on top? Watch some of the performances below and you decide.

Just in case you were wondering, this year’s Norway spruce came from Shelton, CT. It stands 76-foot tall and 47 feet in diameter and weighs approximately 12 tons. The tree is estimated to be about 75 years old. Reportedly, more than 45,000 energy-efficient multi-colored LED lights adorn the tree and features a 9 ½ foot wide LED-lit Swarovski crystal star on top.

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Leona Lewis Unwraps One More Sleep Music Video

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Not in the Christmas spirit yet? Watching Leona Lewis’ latest music video will change that in an instant.

The X Factor winner in her pimped out white Mercedes heads to her cabin nestled in the snowy woods. Once the tree is decorated and food prepared, her friends arrive for a cozy Christmassy good time. “One More Sleep” is one of three original tracks from Lewis’ first holiday album, Christmas With Love. Check out the video below.

It’s worth noting that Leona looks absolutely stunning in the clip. Simply gorgeous.

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Leona Lewis Christmas With Love Album Sampler

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Kelly Clarkson isn’t the only reality show winner to release her first Christmas album this year. Leona Lewis is also getting in the Yuletide spirit. Christmas, With Love consists of holiday classics along with original compositions including “One More Sleep,” “Your Hallelujah” and “Mr Right” which were all co-written by Lewis.

The surprise and standout on the album is her rendition of “Ave Maria.” The X Factor winner goes into full operatic mode. Apparently, before becoming a pop superstar, she trained in opera initially. Her past training is definitely evident on her cover. She impresses tremendously. Christmas, With Love is out on December 2nd in the UK and December 3rd in the US. Check out the album sampler below.

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Kelly Clarkson isn’t the only reality singing competition veteran to bring Yuletide greetings this year. Leona Lewis is offering up her own Christmas album. Titled With Love, Lewis’ album will be more Motown-influenced. The lead cut, “One More Sleep,” leaked online earlier today. Give it a listen below.

Leona’s album will hit UK streets on November 24. Currently (and most likely never) there is no North American release date. For some reason Lewis isn’t as popular on this side of the pond. Any theories on why? Sound off below.

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