Singer Leona Lewis has left Simon Cowell’s record label Syco. The 29-year-old ‘Bleeding In Love’ hitmaker has departed the Sony imprint seven years after signing a deal with them, following her win on ‘The X Factor’ back in 2006, reported Daily Mirror.
Lewis has signed a new deal with rival Universal label Island Records, which has artists such as Drake, Angel Haze, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jessie J, Florence + the Machine, Robbie Williams and Nicki Minaj.
“After seven incredible years at Sony I feel honoured to be given the opportunity to sign to perhaps the most iconic label of all, Island Records,” Lewis said in a statement. “To me Island has always been a label where artists can really flourish and are encouraged to express themselves. Island stands for quality music and signing with such a legendary label is really like a dream come true for me. I can’t wait to start making music with my new team,” she added.
Island Records president Darcus Beese added, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Leona into the Island family. “I’ve watched and admired Miss Lewis from afar, witnessed her grow into one of this country’s most formidable female artists.”
Lewis is about to make her cinema debut in upcoming British musical ‘Walking on Sunshine’, which will be out on June 27.