Bleeding Love Leona Lewis
Song Title: Bleeding Love
Artist: Leona Lewis
Date of release: 19th of October 2007
Description: ” Bleeding Love ” is by Leona Lewis ( Leona Louise Lewis ), the British singer-songwriter. Leona rose to fame in the United Kingdom when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006. The achievement got her a one Million pound recording contract with Syco Music, Simon Cowell’s record label.
The winning song for Leona was a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s ” A Moment Like This “. Once released the song reached Number One on the UK Singles Chart where it held the top spot for four weeks. Leona’s cover broke a world record for having 50,000 digital downloads within thirty minutes. Leona has said that singers Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston have influenced her career.
The song was written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder ( who produced this track ). Jesse is an American actor, singer and songwriter. He began his music career as the youngest member of boy band Dream Street. Jesse has co-written for artists including Toni Braxton, Leighton Meester, Dima Bilan and Vanessa Hudgens.
Ryan Tedder is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is also the lead singer of OneRepublic, the American pop rock band. Ryan has worked as writer and producer for a variety of artists, including Madonna, U2, Adele, Beyoncé, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Lopez, Westlife, Ed Sheeran, One Direction and Taylor Swift.
” Bleeding Love ” was released on the 19th of October 2007 by record label Syco and taken as the lead single from Leona’s debut Album, Spirit. The Album was released in November 2007 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, later being released worldwide early in 2008.
Spirit debuted at Number One in nine countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany. It peaked in the top five in eight others. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ( IFPI ), the Album was the sixth biggest selling of 2008 in the world.
Originally the song was written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder for Jesse’s third Album Departure. However the song was not liked by his record label, Hollywood Records so was not included.
Ryan reworked the song, tailoring it to suit Leona’s voice and took it to Simon Cowell, who upon hearing the re-worked version called it ” the one “.
Lyrically the song refers to someone in a relationship which is blinded by love, no matter what warning signs there are.
There are two accompanying music videos for the song. This video was directed by Jessy Terrero and was for a release in the United States. Director Jessy videos for artists such as Wisin y Yandel, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.
The video featured model Nicholas Lemons and was filmed in New York City. It centres on a storyline involving Leona arguing with her boyfriend.
Another version of the video, for release outside of the US, was directed by Melina Matsoukas and was filmed in Los Angeles. In that version it was centred around an apartment block, with this video version, there were six storylines, each featuring couples in different stages of relationships.
” Bleeding Love ” was a commercial success for Leona. In the United States, the song made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart on the 1st of March 2008 at number eighty-five. The song spent thirty-nine weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at Number One on the UK Singles Chart on 28 October 2007, spending seven weeks at the top. It spent eleven weeks in the Top Ten and a total of thirty-eight weeks on the UK chart. ” Bleeding Love ” was the best-selling single of 2008 worldwide, reaching Number One in thirty-five countries.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 4, Brazil (ABPD) 1, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100 Oficiální) 2, Denmark (Tracklisten) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 2, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italy (FIMI) 2, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 1, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Poland (Airplay Chart) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100 Oficiálna) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 38, Spain (Airplay Chart) 9, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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