Leona Lewis a born prodigy
Dec 16, 2007, 13:30 GMT
11/06/2007 - Leona Lewis - - London, England © Solarpix / PR Photos
Leona Lewis could sing before she learnt to talk.
The 'Bleeding Love' singer revealed her first memory is of singing along to Michael Jackson songs in her dad's car when she was "really tiny".
Leona said: "My dad was a part-time radio DJ and I probably get my musical influences from him.
"I remember listening to Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson songs. I used to sing in my dad's car a lot - when I was really tiny before I could even talk. I'd be singing and he'd turn down the music, then turn it up again. That's my first strong memory."
The 22-year-old star says it was always her ambition to become a famous singer, and is grateful to her parents for helping her achieve her dream.
She added to Hello! magazine: "Whenever anyone said to me, 'What do you want to do when you're older?' I'd always say, 'I'm going to be a singer.'
"My parents were always saying to me, 'You can do it, keep going for it', so I did."
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