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That Grape Juice Interviews Leona Lewis

Easily one of the most gifted voices of this generation, Leona Lewis continues to wow the masses six years on from winning The X Factor.

The ‘Bleeding Love’ singer’s third body of work ‘Glassheart‘ hit stores this week to ample acclaim and much fanfare. As such, we were ecstatic to catch up with the songbird in London to discuss the project.

In ensuring we ask the questions you really want answers to, we quizzed Lewis on the LP’s delay, US release, next single, Beyonce, being misunderstood, and much more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch ‘That Grape Juice Interviews Leona Lewis’.

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Be sure to keep an eye for Leona when she takes to the stage at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards 2012 on October 30th!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 5:29 am
    Lax says:
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    Yes leona bring it on,,

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  • October 16, 2012 at 5:35 am
    feel my wrath (you shitty hoes) says:
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    Her voice is blessed her album is ok i like only 2 songs off of it thought but good luck too her

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  • October 16, 2012 at 6:10 am
    DOSSOME says:
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    Wish her all the best with this album…I wonder why you would ask her about Beyonce

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    vel Replied:

    He asked her who would she work with such as beyonce, rihanna or christina Aguilera…

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  • October 16, 2012 at 6:31 am
    MC says:
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    She is beautiful, talented, nice/sweet, yet boring. I wish her all the luck to be honest.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 6:55 am
    RUDE NAVY says:
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    she’s Awesome and her new album is da bomb !! her voice reminds me of mariah carey !!!!

    my favs in her new album ” till now” are : “shake you up” , “glass heart” and “come alive” .

    she deserve MORE. and she’s not boring , just cuz someone choose to be conservative and polite doesn’t mean they are “boring” !!!

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    JOHNVIDAL Replied:

    When people say boring refering to this talented girl is not about the fact she is not showing skin and all those things. It´s about her music, voice, presence. It seems boring. Her voice is amazing for some things but it lacks versatility to really do different things. Kind of always sound the same

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    jeff Replied:

    @JohnVidal. I agree, what ever the genre she is singing it all sounds the same and lacks versatility

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    MC Replied:

    Obviously the last line was dedicated to me. I wasn’t talking about everything @John mentioned and her personality when she comes across in interviews. She is talented, nice, beautiful and, yes, boring.

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    MC Replied:

    *was

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  • October 16, 2012 at 7:29 am
    JJFan1814 says:
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    Another album; name dropping Rihanna……

    Sigh

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  • October 16, 2012 at 7:33 am
    HitItToQuitIt says:
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    Hate on this site all you want, but imma just come out and say that Sam is killing it.

    Good job.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 7:36 am
    Space w**** says:
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    This blog is truly a shrine to beyonce its really creepy, hopefully she acknowledges its.

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    GlassHeartedBitch Replied:

    You clearly are ignorant baby. B was one of many girls brought up, she spoke about mariah, christina and Rihanna so boom!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 8:06 am
    JOHNVIDAL says:
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    Leona don´t be so humble, grow some ego. You´re not Mariah but your voice is better than Beyonce´s

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    jeff Replied:

    I don’t particularly like Beyonce’s screechy voice, but i find her more pleasing on the ear than Leona

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    Sam Replied:

    Seriously? Beyoncé? Screechy?

    I think they both have two amazing voices but really different.

    And you cannot blame her for her lack of ego, everyone is different!
    And no, she’s not Mariah, she has something called voice, which apparently Mariah lost years ago.

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    MC Replied:

    A screeching, screaming, flat, limited voice.

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    Jeff Replied:

    Yes @Sam, Mariah MAY have now lost her voice after 20 or so years in the business, but prior to that she was amazing and has left a body of remarkable work, we don’t know how Leona’s voice will be in that amount of time so its a really bad comparison, but like for like she isn’t touching Mariah in tone, range or ability.
    And yes, i find Beyonce post Destinys Child & Dangerously in Love screechy. She seems to think singing in a higher pitch and shouting is power… its not

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    Sam Replied:

    @Jeff you didn’t listen to most of her songs in which she shows how good her low range is: Disappear or Dance For You for example. How about Fever the slow version? is that shouting?
    Plus that’s not what I define shouting, she doesn’t have to…

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    vel Replied:

    Dude you gotta be on crack beyonce goes hard dont hate I bet u couldn’t hit a sour note

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  • October 16, 2012 at 8:18 am
    WaitUrTurn88 says:
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    FUK THIS HO…..THIS BISH TRIED TO SHADE RIHANNA AND SAID SHE SUNG WFL FIRST AND SOUNDED BETTER…….IF LEONA WOULD OF CAME OUT WITH WFL IT WOULD HAVE FLOPPED….SHE SAYS ITS TRASHY TO RELEASE HER CUT OF IT….I SAY IT TRASHY TO BRING UP IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!……CAN WE SAY JEALOUS!!!

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    SHUH Replied:

    Love, there’s only one Ho in your comment and it ain’t Leona ;) Also between them “Ho’” one of them can’t sing – again it ain’t Leona ;)

    So take a f****** seat.

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    Um Replied:

    ^HAHAHA yesssss @SHUH

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  • October 16, 2012 at 8:26 am
    nicolas says:
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    ARGH i bloody adore this woman she is amazing!!!!!!!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 8:38 am
    tgj filled with haters says:
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    I swear if it’s not damn gay ass euro club beat most of you aren’t interested. Also beyonce>Leona vocals and all. She should be humble because better in time and bleeding love will be the only hits she ever will have in the USA. I do agree with her on the lack of talented people out now it’s appalling. If you can’t do it live don’t record it.
    Anyway great job tgj . Most blogs don’t even get the actual artist to interview.
    Sam should ban you haters its his blog and if you have a problem with the way he does interviews then start your own.
    I’m not sure how some of you stan for Rihanna or majority who the standard stans call Leona boring. Leona>Rihanna. I’d much rather see her dazzle me with vocals and just stand there. Than see riri look cute and struggle with vocals and movement.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 8:45 am
    Öz Firdevs says:
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    Nobody cares about Beyonce, why Sam has always ask people about Beyonce

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    vel Replied:

    He said Christina rihanna an beyonce dont hate on hate b**** u cant speak for everybody u gay n***** kill me at least some of yall.. smdh.. most of yall cool though no disrespect to you real ones.. but dude kill yaself u wish u were beyonce u b****

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  • October 16, 2012 at 9:22 am
    I.D. says:
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    She didn’t mention Alexandra Burke.

    Should we read something into that…..?

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    jeff Replied:

    Jealously?

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  • October 16, 2012 at 9:36 am
    Nichole says:
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    He brings up Beyonce in every interview because he’s an obsessed idiot. Bet’cha he’ll never get an interview with her.

    Sam should start asking these folks about Kelly R, and Ciara. Oh that’s right…they aren’t relevant enough.

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    FAF Replied:

    Actually hun Ciara sitting on enough money to buy & sell your broke ass so i suggest you cop a seat & keep it f****** cute

    K.Ro has the same success as beyonce during DC era… so try again

    SUCCESS & GRAMMYS !!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 11:26 am
    antertain says:
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    ANYWAY back to the Artist that is Leona..

    Her voice is classically trained also so thats why she can tap into those other tones she speaks on withing her sound.

    My Glasshearts & twoeleven will arrive 2moro and think i’ll love em :)

    I think Leona’s voice & her control of it is sickkk

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  • October 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    Mely B says:
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    I like the fact that Leona has not allowed herself to be whored out by the industry. I’m more than certain that stylists, producers, etc in the US would line up to change her image. She is a pretty girl with a killer bod so yes, they could present her in a certain way to make her more “edgy” and appealing to children who buy singles based on how bad-ass someone is as opposed to whether that person can sing. I hope this album is successful – whatever that means anymore, I’m just looking forward to hearing songs from a chick who can actually sing.

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    OMG Replied:

    What part of her is pretty??? She USED to be pretty now she looks a mess.

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    FAF Replied:

    Looks better than Rishitta

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  • October 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    thman says:
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    Leona>Beyonce.

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    FAF Replied:

    BOTTOMLINE!

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    I AM BLUE THE REAL HIVE Replied:

    f*** off

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  • October 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    OMG says:
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    LMAO SHE LOOKS SO UGLY NO LIE I LIKED HER BEFORE SHE GOT A FACE JOB. OH well, I only like 2 songs form her album which is favorite scar and shake you up

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  • October 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    Sarah Says says:
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    This is the most animated and expressive i think i’ve ever seen her. I personally don’t think that Leona is as great singer that everyone says she is, i still find that she lacks range, sings all her songs in one pitch and makes them sound the same. I’m not going to say that she isn’t talented, but she isn’t all that.
    I find it interesting that Simon Cowell clearly supports the acts he likes afte thr show regardless if they win or not, and always opens doors for them (Leona, One Direction, Cher Lloyd and Ollie Murs) which is clearly unfair considering the nature of the show. I don’t think that Leona’s will continue her success until she finds a decent vocal coach.

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    MRDIVABITCH Replied:

    She lacks a low register, not an upper register.
    Her upper register extends to the F#6 above soprano high C. That’s plenty high.
    But her low register is lacking. Whenever she sings low, she wobbles out of control and out of pitch (like in “Hurt”…that s*** was dreadful).

    I prefer she stays in a range more suitable for her soprano range, as in “Bleeding Love” and “Better in time”.

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    FAF Replied:

    Leona lacks range? Sorry not everyone possesses a manly voice when I think range, I think being able to change vocally & transition through octaves

    LEONA HAS THAT!

    HER VOICE CAN COMPETE W/ MINNIE RIPERTON & MARIAH CAREY!

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    Jeff Replied:

    @FAF Range doesn’t equate to manliness, it equates to ability and skill.
    Also, i have NEVER heard Leona hit Mariah notes, but many nearer Minnie Riperton (RIP)

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  • October 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Kevin says:
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    Sorry, but this album is rubbish! I paid my money but cant get into it, Also, her dictation is awful, i have no idea what she’s saying half the time.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    Sarah says:
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    LMAO why on Earth would she be jealous of Alexandra? Leona has sold 20 million records while Alex has sold 3 million. Plus Alex’s last album flopped big time.

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    I AM BLUE THE REAL HIVE Replied:

    Alex has sold 17m dumb ass

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  • October 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    MRDIVABITCH says:
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    I really like the album! Though there are some weak tracks, and for the most part they don’t really show her vocals, I think it’s a step in the right direction to move away from the Mariah mini-me s*** that her label tried to pass her off with her debut.

    But, no Leona…Alicia does NOT sound better live…she’s often flatter than a 3 day old can of soda.

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  • October 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    @091094_ Twitter says:
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    I WILL ALWAYS LOVE LEONA FAN FROM DAY 1 AND I DOWNLOADED GLASSHEART LAST NIGHT AND ITS OKAY I HAVE TO ADMIT I DID EXPECT ABIT MORE, BUT I HAVEN’T THOROUGHLY LISTENED TO IT YET, BUT STILL LEONA DESERVES SUCCESS AND I WILL ALWAYS BE A FAN. FOLLOW ME

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  • October 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    Sam says:
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    Are you wondering why did he pick up Beyoncé? She’s the hottest and the best female performer right now, that’s why! Others may have voice, may have body, or may have had those and still be inappropriately famous for it, but few people have all.

    Leona, I love your voice and your vision of life! Wish you the best!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    Ratedxxx(TEAM "REAL" BAD BISHES) says:
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    what exactly was the purpose in asking her about beyonce?

    newsflash, not everybody is a beyonce or worship the ground she walks on…..its really irritating to see every interview, “how do u feel about beyonce”

    how do u expect for the artists who are struggling, to respond?, of course they not going to say what they really feel

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    vel Replied:

    b**** he named rihanna christina an bey an mariah… dont start u fuckin c***

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  • October 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    Ratedxxx(TEAM "REAL" BAD BISHES) says:
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    beyonce is not the best in the game….matthew made her who she is….yes i said it, her dead is the vision behind beyonce, he made a average chick at best, into a huge superstar..

    she doesnt have the best voice, I can name at least 15 females in the game who can outsing the s*** out of her…

    her dancing? really do we really want to go there..? not when she does the same moves over and over again…janet jackson at 45,46 is killing her when it comes to entertaing.

    i hate when people put this chick on a pedistal, when shes average

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    I AM BLUE THE REAL HIVE Replied:

    Rihoe s the worst in the Business

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    Ratedxxx(TEAM "REAL" BAD BISHES) Replied:

    it takes one hoe to know another hoe….

    stop putting ur personal business out there

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    I AM BLUE THE REAL HIVE Replied:

    Right now no1 does like beyonce

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    Ratedxxx(TEAM "REAL" BAD BISHES) Replied:

    says the delusional stan…………………..of course in ur small basic mind beyonce is the greatesr…everybody loves her..

    so im guessing those people who cant stand her fake ass, are what? preteding not to like her, or maybe they just dont like her dumb ass

    i cannot stand basic broads, talking about people are pretending, really, thats the best u can come up with?

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    Rihtard Navy: Broke,Ugly & bitter Replied:

    I see your trolling behind is back. Still seething and bothered by Queen B’s greatness. Don’t blame the Queen for your misfortunes, blame your parents for birthing your ugly azz!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    LEONA LEWIS PARLA DI BEYONCÉ says:
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    [...] Fonte [...]

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  • October 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    I AM BLUE THE REAL HIVE says:
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    99% of comment mention beyonce it shows that most people on this site love and workship beyonce but they like pretending

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    Ratedxxx(TEAM "REAL" BAD BISHES) Replied:

    like ur pretending u dont worship rihanna?

    i see uve been inside rihannas vagina, hence calling her a hoe..how does it taste like?

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  • October 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    I AM BLUE THE REAL HIVE says:
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    Leona rihjected Rihoe talentless over rated butch thanks for choosing beyonce it shows u know music

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  • October 17, 2012 at 6:02 am
    Öz Firdevs says:
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    Leona sold 11. 600. 000 albums and alex sold almost like her though

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  • October 17, 2012 at 8:54 am
    Ratedx(hate fake bishes) says:
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    i cant stop laughing

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  • October 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    Stan for the one you love says:
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    Wow, I used to not give a flying you know what about Leona, thinking she was a prissy British ice queen…I watched the whole interview and now I just find her so lovely. I will definitely pay more attention to her music from now on now that I had a chance to see her bubbly yet introspective personality.

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  • October 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    RymeReason says:
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    Does this woman have a soul? I still don’t get who she is, and her vacant facial expressions aren’t helping. You have to have more than a pretty voice, where is her personality?

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  • October 18, 2012 at 6:48 am
    TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! says:
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    I like her, her album is on course to be number 2 this week.

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  • October 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Rihtard Navy: Broke,Ugly & bitter says:
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    The Navy are just mad coz Leona shaded the f*** out of Rihanna and called her out for stealing her song form Calvin Harris. Leona LOVE Beyonce and clearly respects her. Now, as much as i like Leona, i know damn well she’s no match vocally for Beyonce. Beyonce’s vocal power alone would overwhelmed her. Plus Beyonce is more of a complete vocal package than Leona

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