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Leona Lewis' Debut 'Americanized' With Akon Duet

January 29, 2008 (8:57 am) GMT
Leona Lewis will add two new songs in her breakthrough album in preparation of its U.S. release.

British singer and X Factor winner is on the verge of breaking the U.S. music industry with her '' album. For that, she tapped the assistance of and Madd Scientist and Rock City to revamp the album so that it would be 'Americanized'.

Lewis will add two new songs in the U.S. version, one is a duet with Akon called 'Forgive Me' and the other a collaboration with Madd Scientist and Rock City on 'Misses Glass'. The collaborators were contacted by producer Clive Davies who had helmed the successful U.K. version.

The album will be released Stateside on April 8 via Simon Cowell's label J/SyCo Music with its first single 'Bleeding Love' already taking impact on iTunes. Part of the U.S. invasion will also include the premiere of video 'Bleeding Love' on VH1 on February 4.

U.S. Version of 'Bleeding Love':



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