Best & Worst 2008: Breakout stars
Who was hot in 2008: Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Russell Brand, David Cook, David Archuleta, Leona Lewis, M.I.A., Duffy, Sarah Palin and more.
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Leona Lewis( Vince Bucci / Getty Images for AMA / December 4, 2008 )
Even if you dont know her name, chances are youve had her song stuck in your head at some point over the year. Bleeding Love dominated the airwaves in 2008, and Lewis sang it on numerous television shows. The British songstress first garnered attention in Britain in 2006, when she won The X Factor and became judge Simon Cowells protégé. In April, with the U.S. release of Spirit, Lewis became the first British solo artist whose debut album began at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.