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Leona Lewis dropped from record label - report

Leona Lewis has reportedly been dropped from her record label after only one album.

The Bleeding Love singer signed with Island Records, which is part of Universal, after parting ways with Simon Cowell's company Syco in 2014. With Island, she released her fifth album I Am last year (15), but the record failed to make the U.K. top 10 chart, and sold only 8,500 copies in its first week.

Leona is now being dropped from Island, but Universal music executives are hoping to keep her within their group by signing her with one of their different labels.

"It simply didn’t work out with Island," a source told Britain's The Sun newspaper. “She made a great record and the label really championed her but something just didn’t click.

“Universal is still very keen to keep her as part of the family so they will be holding a meeting next week to discuss her future... There has been interest from other labels too but right now she’s concentrating on her debut in Cats.”

Leona, who is preparing to make her Broadway debut in the beloved musical, signed with Syco after she won Britain's The X Factor in 2006. She left the label after having creative differences over the direction of her fifth album.

Leona had previously insisted there isn't any "bad blood" with Simon, and the source claims returning to Syco "is definitely not beyond the realms of possibility.”

Simon had previously said, “I have a real soft spot for Leona for so many reasons. I’d say to her, and I genuinely mean this, that the door will always be left open... Any time she ever thought, ‘I want to come back to Syco’ I’d welcome her with open arms.”

The 31-year-old has replaced Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella in the musical. The Broadway revival opens at the Neil Simon Theater for previews on 14 July (16), ahead of its grand opening on 31 July (16).

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