British singer Leona Lewis is reportedly releasing a comeback album, the singer’s musical return is set to coincide with Christmas.
After a 6-year hiatus, the 36-year-old is reportedly ready to return to the spotlight with the aim of becoming the UK’s “Queen of Christmas”, a title famously held by Mariah Carey. If released this year Lewis’ new album could be a contender for this year’s Christmas number one.
A source has informed The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column concerning Lewis’ new album. The source discusses the singer’s new album’s release schedule. “It might feel early to be discussing Christmas in September, but it has been in the works for well over a year. Leona has recorded loads of new songs and there are some real belters in there. There’s real momentum behind her.”
The newspaper’s source continues to discuss how the Christmas musical icon Carey has cornered the market for Christmas music whilst discussing how Lewis can follow in the “Hero” singer’s footsteps. “Mariah banks millions every year from her single ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, its accompanying album ‘Merry Christmas’ and loads of big-money brand deals like her one with Walkers a few years ago. It’s a really lucrative opportunity for Leona to follow suit.”
They then reported how Lewis’ alleged issues within the music industry have reportedly caused struggles within her career whilst reminding readers of how the singer began her career. “She hasn’t had the easiest ride in music, especially over the last decade because of issues with record labels. But now she is throwing herself head-first into this comeback which her team think will help remind the British public why she won millions of fans on ‘The X Factor’ all those years ago.”
Lewis is no stranger to success within the Christmas music market, the singer’s debut single “A Moment Like This” became the UK Christmas number one in 2006. At the time of release, the single broke the world record with downloads via digital platforms and accrued 50,000 sales in below 30 minutes. The single sold 571,000 copies during its debut release week and spent over a month within the UK singles chart. The single was the singer’s winning song within the X-Factor, during the televised competition Lewis was often compared to Carey due to her vocal talent and style.
Lewis’ next Christmas success came from her fourth studio album Christmas, with Love, the album was released on 29th November 2013. The 10-track album included three original tracks in which Lewis co-wrote, “One More Sleep”, “Mr Right” and “Your Hallelujah”. “One More Sleep” has now acquired a sales record of over 100mln and has entered into the Christmas zeitgeist becoming one of the most streamed Christmas tracks within the UK. The single initially reached number three within the UK charts but is a regular re-appearance within the charts over the holiday period.
The rest of the release features seven covers including such classics as “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home”, “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night”. All three covers were also recorded by Carey and released from her initial studio Christmas album Merry Christmas. The celebrated singer’s holiday album was released on 28th October 1994 and propelled Carey’s already blossoming career further. The album has become a classic and iconic album boasting immense commercial successes being certified platinum over eight times
The “Bleeding Love” singer will be hitting the road this year with various dates starting in November, Lewis will be supporting Gary Barlow on his Music Played by Humans tour. Full details are below.
Leona Lewis UK tour dates
27/11/2021 – The SSE Arena – Belfast
30/11 – P&J Live – Aberdeen
01/12 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow
02/12 – Utilita Arena – Sheffield
05/12 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
06/12 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
07/12 – Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham
09/12 – AO Arena – Manchester
10/12 – Resorts World Arena – Birmingham
11/12 – First Direct Arena – Leeds
13/12 – M&S Bank Arena – Liverpool
16/12- The O2 – London
17/12 – The O2 – London
18/12 – Utilita Arena – Newcastle Upon Tyne