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Leona Lewis to release new single, Forgive Me

Leona Lewis

Story by Jack Foley

SINGER Leona Lewis is to release her new single Forgive Me on October 27, 2008.

Taken from the repackaged Spirit LP (released on November 3), Forgive Me is a song that takes Leona out of her balladeering comfort zone and into the contemporary buzz of street-beats and killer hooks.

Written and produced by US singer-songwriter Akon, it’s billed as a crossover point between Whitney’s I’m Your Baby, Tonight and Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape.

Ever since winning X Factor, Leona has barely had chance to look back. Her debut single, A Moment Like This, was downloaded 50,000 times in the first half hour preceding her benchmark X Factor triumph in December 2006, while sales of its follow up, Bleeding Love, now stand at 2.9 million.

The song has been number one in almost every country and Spirit has cleared 4 and a half million till receipts worldwide, including over 1 million in the UK and 2 in the US. It has been certified Platinum in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia, 6 x Platinum in Ireland and has been certified Gold in Japan, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Belgium and Hong Kong.

The music video for Forgive Me airs for the first time on Channel 4 tonight (September 16, 2008) at 11.05pm. Check out photos from the video