Leona Lewis is a British singer and songwriter. She rose to fame in 2006 as the winner of the third season of the British television series The X Factor.
She is known within the Final Fantasy fan community as the singer of the vocal theme of the North American and PAL versions of Final Fantasy XIII, "My Hands". The song comes from her second album, Echo, released in November 2009, and for the first time in Final Fantasy history not written specifically for the game.
According to Tom Carson, EVP/GM for the RCA/Jive Label Group of which she is under, "Leona is a natural fit with the game's powerful themes and strong female protagonist".