Leona Lewis and Simon Cowell Part Ways

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Leona Lewis and Simon Cowell’s company, SYCO, have parted ways. According to the Metro, the XFactor UK season 3 alum was dropped after her Christmas album Christmas, With Love only sold 100,000 copies.

Leona had a massive hit in the US in 2008 with “Bleeding Love.”  The song hit #1 on the Billboard 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot Adult Contemporary tracks charts.

In a statement, Leona announced she was moving on to another record label

‘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,’ she announced in a statement, insisting she was moving somewhere ‘where artists can really flourish and are encouraged to express themselves’.

Simon tweeted goodbye and congratulations earlier today:

Other X Factor winners no longer working with Simon include, Alexandra Burke, Matt Cardle and Joe McElderry. It’s been widely reported that Season 9 winner, James Arthur has been dropped too, but the singer continues to deny it.

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