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Spirit If you pine for Mariah as an adult-contemporary queen instead of a cleavage-popping rap moll, Lewis' debut is for you. The Simon Cowell protég&...SpiritR&B, Pop If you pine for Mariah as an adult-contemporary queen instead of a cleavage-popping rap moll, Lewis' debut is for you. The Simon Cowell protég&...2007-12-07
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Spirit

Genre: R&B, Pop; Lead Performer: Leona Lewis

If you pine for Mariah as an adult-contemporary queen instead of a cleavage-popping rap moll, Lewis’ debut is for you. The Simon Cowell protégée and winner of Britain’s Idol-like X Factor just broke first-week U.K. sales records, yet her lovelorn ballads achieve a dullness to which normally only Americans aspire. Sure enough, credits reveal the usual Yank writer-producer suspects (Ryan Tedder, J.R. Rotem). Spirit will be issued here in January with some substitute tracks, and who knows — less generic material could yet turn an obvious talent into an artist.
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