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Leona Lewis: I Want a Las Vegas Residency

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Leona LewisLeona Lewis wants her own residency in Las Vegas.

The "One More Sleep" singer aims to follow in the footsteps of pop star Britney Spears, who started her two year stint at Planet Hollywood last month.

"You get paid so much money to just go and do your show every single night. It would be amazing! I would love that. I want to go and see Britney. I am wondering how great that will be, though, as she is only performing two nights per month which I don't really understand. Two shows a month? Probably $10million per show!? I'm sure it will be incredible but I am intrigued to see how that would work."

After the success of her Christmas With Love album, the 28-year-old star is taking inspiration from Motown for her next record and says she no longer cares what people think about her or her success: "I couldn't give two craps what people think. I know what I do comes from the heart, so whatever other people say is irrelevant. People are always going to have an opinion of you. I just concentrate on the love I get from the fans."

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Leona Lewis to Rap Like Nicki Minaj?

Leona LewisLeona Lewis is planning to rival Nicki Minaj with her rap skills on her new album.

The "Collide" singer - famed for her ballads - is putting the finishing touches to third record, Glassheart, and promised fans they will hear a different side to her, and she's even confident enough to take on New York-based Nicki.

"On my new album I will be rapping. I've discovered my voice for rapping. I could probably go up against Nicki Minaj now. I'm actually that good, so I'm coming for you Nicki! London style MCing," she said in a livestream Q&A.

It has also previously been claimed Leona - who won the UK version of The X Factor in 2006 and is signed to Simon Cowell's Syco label - will go in a dubstep direction on Glassheart. "The Syco team have asked songwriters to hand them dubstep and dance tracks with traditional lyrics for her. And they've specifically stated no ballads. It's a big change for her," a source said.

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Matthew Morrison Goes Somewhere Over the Rainbow with Leona Lewis


We may be used to seeing guest stars on , but we’re not quite used to seeing this.

Wednesday night in London, singer Leona Lewis welcomed a surprise guest onstage during her concert at O2 Arena: Matthew Morrison. The actor, who is currently in the area working on his solo CD, joined Lewis for a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Followers of the show know quite well this isn’t the first time Matthew has taken on the classic song. Gleeks recently saw Will Schuester perform it with Puck (Mark Salling) during the season finale. (In the event you missed that cover, you can watch it after the jump.)

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LISTEN: Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson Duet for SATC Soundtrack

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Two of the biggest female artists to cross ‘s path in recent years have collaborated for a new duet.

In this audio clip, The X Factor‘s and American Idol‘s Jennifer Hudson combine their big voices for “Love Is Your Color,” a song from the upcoming Sex and the City 2 soundtrack.

Other artists featured on that CD include , Dido, Erykah Badu and Liza Minnelli (who apparently does a cover of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”).

The SATC 2 soundtrack becomes available on May 25, just three days before the sequel hits theaters.

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Simon Cowell organizes Everybody Hurts charity single

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‘s Helping Haiti single will soon be released globally.

The song - a star-studded cover of R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts” - will be available to download worldwide starting Sunday to help boost sales and raise relief funds for the earthquake-stricken nation.

The track - which features 21 artists, including , Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi and Susan Boyle - debuted on British radio stations earlier this week and is already poised to be one of the biggest-selling songs in recent years.

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Leona Lewis’ Attacker Charged

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The man who hit yesterday has been charged with assault.

The “Bleeding Love” singer had been autographing copies of her new book, Dreams, in London when the 6’ 5” suspect punched her in the head.

The man, who has since been identified as Peter Kopwalczyk, waited patiently in line to speak to Leona. When the 29-year-old reached the front of the line, he lashed out. Five members of Lewis’ security team then quickly jumped on Kopwalczyk and pinned him down.

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Leona Lewis Gets the Tussauds Treatment

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Leona Lewis at the Olympics

is thrilled about being transformed into a $250,000 life-size figurine, which it will be unveiled at London’s world famous Madame Tussauds museum next month.

“It is such an honor to be asked by Madame Tussauds to join the other waxwork music stars. It has been a lifelong dream since I visited the attraction as a child to be immortalized in wax. I now can’t wait to meet my wax double!” the pop star said.

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Leona Lewis finishing up album, planning two-year tour

Leona Lewis tour is planning a two-year tour. The singer wants to hit the road for her first ever solo tour as soon as she finishes recording her second album in Los Angeles. She said: “I’ll be touring in 2010 and through to the year after. I just can’t wait.” Leona - who shot to fame after winning UK TV talent show The X Factor - is really excited about her upcoming LP, the follow-up to her hit 2007 debut Spirit. The album is rumoured to be packed with several star guests, including Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo and super-producer Timbaland, and Leona insists fans will be surprised by her new sound.

The 24-year-old star told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “I’ve recorded about 20 songs so far. I’d say it was about halfway there. I’ve been flying back and forth to Los Angeles to record it. The music has a different feel this time. It’s more of a live, heavier sound with a lot of real instruments. It’s something I’ll be able to perform live.”

Jordin Sparks - a former winner of talent show ‘American Idol’ - recently revealed she is keen to collaborate with Leona. She previously said: “I want to work with Leona Lewis. I love her, she’s so sweet! I’d love to do a nice powerful female duet with her. I think our voices would blend together really well.”

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Mashing Up 2008’s Top 25 Hits

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Looking for a way to remember 2008? Well, thanks to DJ Earworm, you can now relive this crazy year in just under 5 minutes.

The clip above incorporates visual and audio snippets from Billboard’s Top 25 songs of the year. (You can see a track listing just after the jump.)

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Coldplay, Leona Lewis Top iTunes’ 2008 Sales

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Earlier this year at the 2008 Oscars, American actors walked away empty-handed. Now American musicians are being pushed aside by the British Invasion.

According to the Associated Press, this year’s best sellers were performers from across the pond. Topping the album charts was Coldplay’s Viva la Vida. Although the company does not reveal actual sales numbers, a majority of the band’s digital sales (500,000 since June) were apparently purchased through iTunes. (More than 2 million copies of Viva have been sold overall.) The other artists in the Top 5 include Jack Johnson (Sleep Through the Static), the Juno soundtrack, Lil Wayne (Tha Carter III) and Sara Bareilles (Little Voice).

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