Leona Lewis fears album failure
Sep 9, 2009, 5:00 GMT
Leona Lewis. The British songstress - who gained millions of fans worldwide when her debut album \'Spirit\' topped charts in 2007 - is convinced her upcoming LP \'Echo\' will "bomb" and is working hard to try and improve the record to stop fans from deserting her. © Solarpix / PR Photos
Leona Lewis thinks her new album will flop.
The British songstress - who gained millions of fans worldwide when her debut album 'Spirit' topped charts in 2007 - is convinced her upcoming LP 'Echo' will "bomb" and is working hard to try and improve the record to stop fans from deserting her.
A source told Britain's Look magazine: "Leona knows she's going to have to work harder with 'Echo' to equal, never mind better, the success of 'Spirit.' She wouldn't want to be a one-album wonder. She's been heavily involved in the making of this album and there's a detailed plan in place to make it a success.
"Leona also knows she's been in the US for a long time and she may have lost some of her UK fan base. There are plenty of reality TV stars who've been successful with their first album, but bombed with their second."
As her fellow 'X Factor' contestants JLS and Alexandra Burke take the UK charts by storm, Leona is panicking they have taken the focus off her.
The source explained: "The problem is that when Leona first appeared, there was no one else like her. But things are very different now. She has some serious competition and it's preoccupying her entirely. It's as if she can't think of anything else.
"I think this fixation with Alex and JLS is fuelling her obsession to make 'Echo' a massive hit. She must feel like she has a huge mountain to climb to achieve the success she did three years ago."
'Echo's first single 'Happy' is due for release in November.