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At the age of 17, Lewis decided to leave BRIT School to "get out there" and pursue a career in music.
By then, she had already begun to write and record her own material, and she worked as a receptionist at a solicitor's office and as a Pizza Hut waitress in order to fund the studio sessions.
Another demo album was recorded under license from UEG Entertainment, Best Kept Secret, which have reportedly claimed to have spent £70,000 trying to launch Lewis's career with no success.
A track from the album, "Private Party", became a hit on the underground urban music scene in London in 2005.
She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.