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Record-breaking global sensation Leona Lewis has announced a major UK tour for Christmas 2023. Leona’s evening of Christmas Classics and Greatest Hits follows the release of Christmas, With Love Always, the special repackaged release of her 2013 studio album Christmas, With Love; available now via Sony Music. listen here.
2013’s Christmas, With Love is perhaps best known for its lead single ‘One More Sleep’, an original song which saw Leona break the record for the most Top 5 hits for a British female solo artist. Last year saw the platinum-certified festive hit have its biggest year since its 2013 release. It has featured consistently in the Top 10 streamed catalogue Christmas songs year-upon-year as a Christmas staple alongside the likes of Mariah Carey’s 1994 monumental smash ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Official Charts Company hailed ‘One More Sleep’ – which was co-written by Lewis – as “a new Christmas classic”. The album also includes new original song ‘Kiss Me It’s Christmas’ feat. Ne-Yo and a beautiful, reimagined version of Bee Gees classic If I Can’t Have You.
The 3-time GRAMMY and 7-time BRIT Award nominee this year celebrates 15 years since her iconic X Factor win; the now globally recognised artist won Season Three of the British talent show in 2006. Since her tremendous breakthrough, Leona has released five studio albums, including Christmas, With Love (2013). She’s had over 35 million albums sold worldwide, with her debut, Spirit, achieving the status of the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the 21st Century. Lead single ‘Bleeding Love’ (2007) reached #1 in 35 countries: claiming Leona’s position for seven weeks in the UK. The song later became the best-selling single of 2008 worldwide and has now been streamed 2 billion times!