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Leona Lewis - 'Happy' Music Video

Leona Lewis - 'Happy' Music Video

Check out the premiere of Leona Lewis‘ new music video for “Happy,” the first single off her upcoming second studio album, Echo (out November 17).

The music vid was filmed in Cuba and directed by Jake Nava (Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies,” which won Video of the Year at the 2009 MTV VMAs).

Leona was recently punched in the head during a book signing at London’s Piccadilly.

Leona Lewis – ‘Happy’ Music Video
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  • Ashley

    I Love it………..

  • Ilia

    This b***h bores me to death!

  • Greek Goddess

    She looks oddly beautiful…..what’s her ethnicity?????

  • ha

    she’s black and white but trying to pass for latin (in this video).

  • sandra

    I love this song. She is so pretty!

  • leona

    she’s back to her x-factor look; i like her better with darker hair, loved her in bleeding love video. but she is still very very pretty

  • megan

    How is she trying to pass for Latin? How can you pass for a culture? That is the dumbest thing I have ever read. What did JLO try to pass for all those years? believe me, no one wants to pass(so stupid) for Hispanic, why would they unless they wanted to broaden their market. Shakira uses black artist to cross over and gain audience and she is half arab, don’t get me started on JLO! Hispanics are so insecure I feel sorry for them. Passing for South America! LOL!!!

  • huh

    @ ha: What makes you think that she’s trying to look latin? She looks biracial and blends in with the Cubans- who have a large black/biracial population…

    The song is a bit boring but the video is OK

  • Chef de Chefs

    Why would anybody punch her?

  • huh

    @megan: I don’t understand your argument, do you mean that hispanics/latinas are ashamed of being hispanics/latinas?

    JLO has always mentioned her latina-roots and Shakira shows great pride in both her latina and arab roots, just listen to her earlier records, she was big in Latinamerica before she became famous in the US but although she’s been collaborating with black people doesn’t necessarily mean that she wants to broaden her market, she might just like black- influenced music or want to change her musical style and work with prominent artists within those genres.

  • Teri

    Oh please troll, no one cares about Shakira in the english speaking world. Hispanics cannot sing anyway. Shakira sounds like a drunk camel, X-tina is only half Hispanic and she copies Black singers all the time. The only blue-eyed soul singers are Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Joss Stone. Yeah, black and white singers are the best and always will be like Mariah and Leona and Alicia.

  • olivia

    leona looks gorgeous in this video and this is a great song.

  • Celia

    Jake Nava directed this video and he is responsible for its contents. It is obviously taking place in Cuba which has a very large African population since slavery.

  • Roxanne

    JLO can mention away but she is the one who was totally into coping black music and culture, I have never seen anyone copying a Puerto Rican. Jlo with her fly girl antics on LIVING COLOR, her cornrolls, her ghetto swagger, her professed crush on Larry Fishburn, Diddy and all the rest. Just look at these artist and see who copies who. Name one, just one person in the music industry who copies the Hispanics. JLO went running back to her Puerto Rican roots when Ben dumped her and she had no more A-List men to endorse her career.

  • erica

    She’s very beautiful and the song is lovely. She really has an outstanding voice.

  • celia

    #10, which is probably what Leona is doing. Though she is still singing in English.

  • jennifer

    No, leona is not trying to be Cuban. Why? Because she can actually sing. So she doesn’t need to imitate like the ones who can’t do.

  • elle

    she has talent but she is so boring, her music puts me to sleep but i don’t doubt her talent she just needs a little push to make her interesting

  • Olive

    Trying to look Latin? I am still rolling my eyes and snickering over that one. Firstly, how does one look like a country or culture. I only guessed that the video takes place in Cuba because the environment is poor and falling apart. The cars out-of-date. Seems to me the director was purposely trying to make her look Cuban for his own edification, as if he wants her to be. I’m sure Leona went along with whatever the director wanted.

  • Kiley

    She does look beautiful and the girl has a wonderful voice. Loved the video, as well. She isn’t like most artists who have to dance around and show all their skin. She can actually sing.

  • lexy

    She looks horrible. She’s unique looking but they have her trying too hard to be some sort of sex symbol but she’s not sexy. She’s cute. She’s sort of the poor man’s unattractive version of Mariah Carey. She needs a new stylist her “new look” is not working. 1st she was trying to BE Mariah, then the other pics on JJ had her in almost the exact same picture as Xtina’s album cover – ugh!

  • Briza

    I wish people like number 4 would think about how stupid they sound before they write comments. You make yourself look bad.

  • lisa

    Love this song,and she looks pretty

  • VNY

    WTF why has this become a race/cultural issue? Just enjoy the music people!
    Anywho, I love Leona and this video is real cute.

  • memei

    Love this song. Think the vid could have been better. great song though

  • chelsea

    for your information people if you read her biography you would know her dad is half black half latino and her mom is white. so in a way she is acting latin because she is a quarter latin.

    FYI – her bigraphy that i went to is on NOT WIKIPEDIA!

  • Frenchy Maria

    She does look really beautiful, her face is perfect and she doesn’t have to strip for being sexy. Incredible voice and cute video

  • F.Y.I

    No her father isn’t Latin anything! I read her book and her dad is a total black guy who immigrated to England and married a British woman. Wikipedia is full of lies and falsehoods where people write and edit anything they want. And how is she acting Latin? She is in a video filmed in Cuba where she will encounter Cuban people, that is so stupid. You people cannot sing period! Guyana is an English speaking country with an African, East indian culture and population. Latin doesn’t figure into anything in Guyana, nor is it based on anything Spanish, only British. Leona’s dad is Afro-Guyanese, but Leona was born and raised in England.

  • sasha

    I think Leona is extremely talented, however this album she has coming out makes me think people around her are trying to turn her into a Beyonce clone. All her promo shots, like the one posted here, are exactly like Beyonce’s she’s using the same directors, same song writers, producers, etc. I think She should have her own identity. When I saw her upcoming album cover, I couldn’t tell if it was her or Beyonce.

    Be yourself Leona! You’re beautiful in your own right, and frankly you have a better voice than beyonce!

  • Amanda

    Leona is biracial girl of British heritage and culture. Period.

  • Cindy

    @Teri: Mariah Carey IS half latina! Plus hispanics and blacks are the best singers….and yes some white singers are pretty good but because the influenced by black and latino artists. So next time get your story straight.

  • Regina

    It’s a nice video. Nothing groundbreaking, though I did love the moment with the rain and the shelter. Cute! It’s a great song, too.

    I hate it when people call her boring. She’s very shy, not boring. Her personality is shown through her singing. It’s quite a gift.

  • Helena


    Oh please, Mariah has lost it. She’s resorted to whispering in her songs because she has quite simply lost it. Leona is trying to be nobody. She is herself.

    And Mariah attractive? Leona is a lot better and they don’t try to make her look like a sultry sex symbol.

    What’s up with the heated race discussion, too? She is not trying to look Latin. End of!

  • Noticias de famosos

    I love Leona Lewis !!!!! hopefully you feel better after the incident. Leona is the best! I love the video.

  • Black

    Leona father is black; whatever this video is trying to prove.

  • jennifer

    mariah Carey is not half hispanic and she denies it every chance she gets so shut up retard. Just the other day she talks about her father being brought up in Alabama and all and classifying himself as an african american. Mariah has never associated with hispanics in any way and calls herself a mixed race black woman. Born in the U.S and culturally black american. Plus Leona does not copy Mariah they have their own style and both are very talented soulful singers. You people need to stop trying to put other people in your group, especially when they don’t want to be there. Stick to shakira and jennifer lopez.

  • Loko

    I like this chick!

  • Alexis

    People in America are so clueless when it comes to people, customs and cultures of South America. Not all countries in that part of the world is Latin in culture, customs, or in the case of Guyana and a few other countries, Spanish speaking. Great Britain and Holland holds sway and dominance culturally. Being from South America does not make you Latin/Hispanic. The Spanish speaking countries are linked by language which seems to be the only thing they have in common. Read the blog of Rosa Clemente and she will explain how this notion is a politically driven myth to corral people with a common language into the same stall. it is ridiculous. My grandmother was from Cuba, but I consider myself American of biracial heritage. Cuba is not my country or heritage, America is.

  • marnie

    This is what happens when retar dos start a rant. Leona doesn’t try to copy Beyonce or Mariah, leona has her own style. There is another mixed race soul singer from Europe named Agnes Carlsson. She lives in Sweden and is part white & black like Leona and she even favors leona physically.

  • Loko

    What keys is she hittng?

    2:41 — Amazing!!!

  • kaitlyn

    Don’t even think about calling the people of the Falkland Island’s Latino, you will have a major war if you do. England, Ireland and Scotland are in the same geographical vicinity and they all speak English but they are not the same. Very different peoples with different customs that have to be respected on their own merits, not lumped into the same pot.

  • Laura

    She’s got so much talent. Luv the new song. –

  • caxposed

    GORGEOUS video! The ending’s pretty sad but it works. Can’t wait for the release of this album. Thanks for posting Jare!

  • shanah

    I totally love this song. It completely reflects my spiritual state in this moment.

  • wtf

    u stupid bint ….

    bores u?????!!!!

    just coz shes a genuinly reserved down to earth grounded quiet lovely person ?

    watch what ur sayin coz it doesnt make sense u idiot!!!!

  • lexy

    If she was in a legion of her own she wouldn’t be trying to be Christina or Beyonce or Mariah. She’d be herself. Same with Lady Gaga – we’ve already got a Madonna – so make your own identity. Leona should do the same – she’s not as attractive as Mariah or Beyonce or Xtina but she’s got a good voice (just as Gaga is talented) she needs to stop letting the label turn her into some cookie cutter wanna be and be herself.
    Then again since Simon owns her a$$ I guess she does what he says.

  • chelsea


    if you got your facts striaght you would know that her biography on said her dad is of latin, african and british descent. SO GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT A$$HOLE! because there is nothing wrong with her being half latin. SO SUCK IT HARD B!TCH.

  • jamie

    cant this girl find her own identity in the music industry, why is she trying to be the next mariah or beyonce, we already have a mariah and beyonce so she needs to be more unique. dont get me wrong i love leona and her first album but enough is enough already, BE YOURSELF LEONA! just like how lady gaga needs to stop copyng madonna.

  • Selma

    No honey, from her own book, not some stupid website where people like all the time she stated what her father was and he is an African British guy. Her grandfather directly from Africa before he settled in Guyana. Latin does not come in the equation at all. None of the Guyanese people are Latin for that matter, they are Indian(India and African and British). She is not half of some Latin culture, she is British, born and raised. Thanks #35 for the photo, some of these Hispanics (puerto Ricans) are just so damn insecure no wonder Spain made them slaves and they are still suffering the consequences I see.

  • t

    who freaking cares where the video was shot. im pretty sure she wasn’t ‘pretending’ to be any race… im sure the setting in cuba was a nice place to shoot. seriously people, calm down