London (ANI): English pop/R&B singer Leona Lewis has been snubbed by the Brits Awards. Lewis, 23, who rose to fame after winning the X Factor, was not nominated for the best British Single by the Academy, though her 'Better in Time' has been shortlisted for the gong through airplay and sales.
"It's a complete travesty, Leona has been overlooked in her own country," the Mirror quoted a musicbiz insider as saying. "She should have been a dead-cert for Best Female. She's had the most amazing year even the new US President wanted her to perform at his inauguration," the insider added.
Lewis had also been snubbed for three gongs at the MTV Europe Awards two months ago, and last year she had been nominated for four Brits, but did not win any.