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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Leona Lewis Is The First U.K. Solo Artist To Debut At #1 On The U.S. Album Chart

You win this round, Clive Davis, but I'll be back! I'll be back, I say!!

British squealer Leona Lewis sees her debut set, Spirit, debut at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart this week. The trade rag reports that she's now the first solo artist from the U.K. to enter at the top, which I find kind of hard to believe -- surely Simon Cowell's other critically acclaimed act, Mr. Blobby, came close to such a feat in the '90s?

Oh, well. I finally got around to listening to the album. When Clive rounds up the cream of the crop songwriters, he really doesn't mess around, does he? I mean, Avril Lavigne...that's major. Granted, the song she did was co-written with Dr. Luke and Max Martin, so that leads me to believe it was a leftover from Avril's last album. Hmmmm.

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  • At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    'i will be' is a bonus track on avril's album and much as i don't like her, lavigne's version is better than lewis'.
    great blog btw x

  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger xolondon said…

    This CD was sent to me in the mail and I am using it a coaster.

  • At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't bring myself to listen to any album called "Spirit".

  • At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's such a bland, nondescipt CD. It's perfect for the U.S. market really.

  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Anonymous 1, thanks, didn't know that!

    XO, tea stains on Leona, remind me, baby, of you!

    Anonymous 2, I think that spirit has flown.

    Anonymous 3, so true... funny how it seems.


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