Her last album 'Glassheart' badly underperformed and she was never able to duplicate the astonishing Stateside success of her debut single 'Bleeding Love' and its assisting album 'Spirit.' She was also seen as the biggest (and most talented) successor to come out of the X Factor, well, at least before One Direction came along anyway. Hopefully, she will be able to reclaim back some of that glory.
Speaking on the signing, Leona adds:
"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. 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."
So happy to finally be able to share the amazing news that I have joined the @islandrecordsuk family! Excited for this next chapter...Whether this move is one that pays off, it's definitely a fascinating turn and I can't wait to see what strategic and creative development comes out of it.
— Leona Lewis (@leonalewismusic) June 3, 2014