With a new year comes new opportunities for songbird Leona Lewis.
A vocal stunner as well as an aesthetic wonder, the London reared starlet is honing in on the latter. Because, she’s just signed a lucrative new deal with Wilhelmina Models.
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The ‘Bleeding Love’ belter made the announcement on Twitter in tandem with the world-renown agency – whose current roster includes models Cindy Bruna and RJ King, plus musicians Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato.
In an interview feature with W magazine, Lewis revealed that she’s on a detox cleanse after secret health challenges in 2016.
She also confirmed that she’s back in the studio collaborating on material with a diverse pool of artists such as Hans Zimmer and Pitbull.
Perhaps most titillating for her fans was the added confirmation that she’s cooking up her own next album too.
The as yet untitled project will serve as the follow-up to 2015’s ‘I Am.’
It’s been a rollercoaster few years for Lewis, following a departure from Simon Cowell’s SyCo and an ill-fated deal with Def Jam which spurned her poorly-performing last LP. A project we liked, yet one few bothered to buy.
In recent times, the songstress has bounced back by snagging the lead role in ‘CATS’ on Broadway.
With this new deal, could a full-on commercial comeback be in the works? We hope so.
Because, despite her struggles, Lewis is still incredibly talented, has a decent catalogue of past material to build on, and doesn’t actually have much competition in her “lane.” Indeed, how many viable powerhouse’s have emerged since her?
It’s arguable that the industry as a whole has moved away from ball-gown divas, but with talent like Leona’s, she’ll always have an audience of some size.