Just in time for the Grammy Awards and Valentine’s Day, J Records is releasing a deluxe edition of Leona Lewis’ Spirit, the Grammy nominated, chart-topping, best-selling debut from one of the breakthrough artists of the year. The deluxe version of Spirit will be in stores February 3rd, 2009.
This limited edition CD/DVD package features four new, never-before-released songs in the U.S., including Leona’s #1 UK chart breaking smash hit single, “Run,” originally recorded by Snow Patrol. Leona’s “Run” shattered UK chart records when it entered at #1, becoming the fastest selling digital single ever in a week. The deluxe edition will also include 7 music videos including four never-before-released music videos in the U.S. of “Bleeding Love,” “Forgive Me,” “Footprints in the Sand” and “Run,” which is currently YouTube’s most popular video globally (“Run” was watched 1.4 million times in its first 10 days live). Additionally, this deluxe version of Spirit also includes an expanded 16-page booklet featuring never-before-seen photos of Leona. (See below for complete track listing for CD and DVD).
Leona’s Spirit has been on a record-breaking streak ever since its release in the UK in November 2007, where it entered the British album chart at #1 and became the U.K.’s fastest-selling debut of all time. In the U.S., Spirit was released on April 8, 2008 (J Records/Syco Music), and debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, marking the first time in music history that any album by a British female artist has entered Billboard’s Top 200 album chart at #1, as well as the first time any British artist, male or female, has claimed the top spot with a debut album.
The blockbuster smash single “Bleeding Love,” co-written by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 the week of March 27th, making Lewis the first British female solo artist to top the Hot 100 in more than 21 years. The single spent 39 weeks on the chart, four of them at #1 (breaking yet another all-time record for a British female solo artist) and smashed the radio spin record with the most weekly plays ever in a one-week period at the Top 40 radio format with 10,665 spins. “Bleeding Love,” the biggest selling single of 2008 has been a Billboard Digital Song chart-topper and has sold more than 3 million tracks in the U.S., while the ringtone has been certified platinum with over 1.4 million sold, with a total of over 5 million digital and mobile track sales combined. Leona’s follow-up hit single “Better In Time” reached the #3 spot on the Top 40 chart and has sold 1.4 million digital and mobile tracks combined. Her third single, “I Will Be,” impacted Top 40 Radio this week as the #1 most added new release at the format.
2008 was truly remarkable for Leona Lewis. Since releasing her debut album Spirit, she literally hasn’t stopped. She’s been breaking world records, making chart history, traveling the globe, appearing on magazine covers and generally conquering the world. No one could have predicted the scale of the Hackney born UK singer’s unrivaled success. In a short space of time, Leona has established herself as an international superstar and household name.
To date, Spirit has sold 6 million copies around the world.
Chart and sales milestones achieved by Leona Lewis in 2008:
* Leona is the best selling new artist of 2008.
* Leona is the fifth best selling artist worldwide in 2008.
* “Bleeding Love” is the best selling single of 2008 and iTunes top selling single of 2008.
* Billboard Magazine names Leona Lewis the Top New Artist of the Year in 2008
* 3 Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year (“Bleeding Love”), Female Pop Vocal Performance (“Bleeding Love”), and Best Pop Vocal Album (Spirit).
SPIRIT –THE DELUXE EDITION CD AND DVD TRACK LISTING
Better In Time
I Will Be
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Whatever It Takes
Take A Bow
Footprints In The Sand
Here I Am
*Myself (Duet with Novel)
*Bleeding Love — Jason Nevins Rockin’ Radio Remix
*tracks never-before-released in the US
Bleeding Love – US edition
*Bleeding Love – UK edition
Better In Time
*Footprints In The Sand
I Will Be (Live)
*videos never-before-released in the US