Factor Star Lands US Album Deal
The winner of British TV talent contest The X Factor has landed a $9.7
million record deal in the US after wowing the man who discovered Whitney
Leona Lewis, who is managed by music mogul Simon
Cowell, has signed a five-album contract with Justin
Timberlake's mentor Clive Davis after emerging victorious from the
reality show last year (06).
She wowed music industry insiders at a showcase on Wednesday (07FEB07)
at the Beverley Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
A thrilled Lewis says, "I am just overwhelmed. I can't believe
everything has happened so fast, from winning the X Factor to coming to
Lewis claimed the coveted Christmas number one slot last year (06) in
the UK singles chart, with 100,000 copies of A Moment Like This downloaded
in just two days.