The Grammys hottest pre-party ticket just got hotter:

Leona Lewis, who is set to release her debut album, Spirit, on J Records/SyCo Music on April 8, 2008, has been handpicked by legendary music executive Clive Davis to perform as this year's special new artist at his annual Pre-Grammy Party on Saturday, February 9th at the Beverly Hilton.

Considered the most anticipated party of the year, Davis has presented Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Fantasia, Gavin DeGraw, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood in this coveted slot, identifying these artists as the next important new voice in music. The famed bash brings together superstars of music, entertainment, business, politics, sports and fashion to celebrate the year's best in music.

Lewis, a 22-year-old London native and winner of the hit TV show the X Factor, Simon Cowell's British talent show, has broken all-time sales records in the UK with Spirit entering the album chart at Number One and becoming Britain's fastest-selling debut ever.

  • ms.peaches

    She is a very pretty girl I can't wait to hear what she sounds like!!!

  • http://musicisourhigh.blogspot.com musicisourhigh

    I heard some of her stuff. I like her song.

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    Ms. Peaches, you can find out via youtube. ;-)

  • neeyah

    Her album is great. I love bleeding love.

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    I bet she won't blow over here btw.

  • Toodles

    She is a great artist and has had quite a buzz for a while. Her music is dope and she has a great sound. It is funny how Sandra complains about the industries standards yet she constantly post artists who are less melanin endowed.

    I am happy to see any successful black woman so I am content.

  • http://www.weneedtostop.com 2Unruly

    She has a beautiful voice, but I don't like the songs I have heard. Yes, she will be the next pop tart. Hopefully, she will do some R & B or soul, because she has the voice that can pull it off.

  • ATL_HONEY

    She has a nice voice, but her songs are sort of boring and blah! but good luck in the US

  • http://www.myspace.com/birdshu Bird

    I'm interested to see what Clive is going to do with her. She seems almost too pop for the US market. US pop artists are singing with a little soul right now and a lot of soul in some cases. She has the look and the voice and if they give her Rhianna-like music she might be able to knock Ri Ri out of her spot if she could actually deliver it. We'll see.

  • Nadine

    My cousin from the UK told me about her a year ago. I took the time to watch her on you-tube back then, but she wasn't interesting to look at. I kinda view her in the same category as Kelly Clarkson. ACK! Good look to her career...She hasn't presented anything unique that any of our American artists haven't already given us. Oh well!

  • Yanaja

    I'm not feeling "Bleeding Love" or any of her other songs at all, but I do like her voice. I know that she went into the studio with US producers to add songs to her album's US launch so hopefully I'll like some of those tracks.

    From her interviews, I havent been able to feel out a personality, but they seem to be marketing her as an early Mariah Carey which is the box they try to put many biracial females with big hair in. Hopefully she can break out and find her own voice and own place in the industry because she definitely has the talent.

  • Island Princess

    She is very exotic!!!!

  • J Gats Juice

    Good morn-ting, everyone!!! Is it me or does damn near every new comer have green eyes? is that the new blonde?

  • http://notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com 2thick4u

    She has pretty eyes:)!!!

  • Maxdan

    Ummm no, I haven't heard this artist before but with the British track record she won't be something to scream about. Of course Clive Davis would highlight her, she's hella pretty. That's about it. Same way Alicia Keys has been winning awards 4ever and she's just a light skin chick who came out acting like a hardcore lesbian who took a few piano lessons.
    Put any of these women in a dress and some MAC and call it a hit.
    Anything less than Beyonce' or Jill Scott vocals gets no love these days. Or don't call yourself a VOCALIST. I expect more.