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Leona Lewis talks Motown influence on Christmas album

Leona Lewis has revealed that Motown directly influenced her new Christmas album.

The singer recently released her festive effort 'Christmas, With Love' and it hit No.13 in the UK.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz, the former X Factor winner said that the soulful genre of Motown was a huge influence on the record. She said:

"The inspiration for this is very much Motown. When I was first going to record the Christmas album, immediately that's what came to my mind because those are the kinds of Christmas records that I listened to. We wanted to go Motown, and we did...we went there. It was really fun."

Lewis meanwhile recently performed her new single 'One More Sleep' on the US X Factor.






Watch Leona Lewis on the US X Factor below: