55. Leona Lewis
Band Or Solo Artist?: Solo
Genre: Pop, Dance, R&B
Greatest Hit: "Bleeding Love" (2007)
Leona Lewis stepped into the limelight when she auditioned for and won The X-Factor in 2006. Days after signing her £1 million recording contract, she released her first single to world record sales in the UK. Following the success of her initial release, Lewis signed a multi-million dollar recording contract with legendary music executive Clive Davis.
After working with a who's who of superproducers, she released her debut album, featuring the smash hit "Bleeding Love." She has delivered two projects since, but hasn't be able to reproduce her chart-topping success. Nevertheless, she still makes good music, and it also helps that she's easy on the eyes.