is the popular runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol
. Born in Redmond, Washington, Lewis started singing at age five and competed in statewide talent contests while in high school. He became a beat-boxer at 17, inspired by the then Seattle-based a cappella group M-Pact. Lewis was a member of the Pacific Northwest a cappella group Kickshaw for four years. He also recorded several music videos and wrote a number of original songs.
After "American Idol," Lewis signed to 19 Recordings / ARISTA Records and started working on his debut album with a stellar line-up of producers and songwriters. Among the producers were Jonathan "JR" Rotem
, who has worked with Rihanna
(on her No. 1 single "SOS") and Sean Kingston
; Ryan "Alias" Tedder, who has worked with Timbaland
; and S*A*M & Sluggo, who have worked with two of the year's biggest new artists, Gym Class Heroes
and Boys Like Girls.
Lewis' debut album, Audio Day Dream (A.D.D)
, will be released on December 4. "Break Anotha" is the first single off the album.
Listen to Break Anotha
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