Singer Lewis scooped the Ultimate Newcomer award at Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Women of the Year Awards on Tuesday night, following an exceptional year of winning British reality show The X Factor, signing to Simon Cowell's Syco record label and reaching No. 1 in the U.K. charts.
The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker told WENN, "It's so important--this awards ceremony is celebrating women who've achieved so many great things. There's so many deserving people here, so I'm so glad to be a part of it."
Other winners at the event, held at club Cirque, include Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen (Top Woman On TV), Welsh opera star Charlotte Church (Ultimate 'Love the Skin You're In' Goddess), and singer Rihanna, who was named Ultimate Mistress of Music.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Ultimate Newcomer: Leona Lewis
Ultimate Mistress of Music: Rihanna
Ultimate Comeback Queen: Myleene Klass
Ultimate Be the Best You Can Be' Woman of the Year: Katie Price
Ultimate Couple: Tess Daly & Vernon Kay
Ultimate 'Love the Skin You're In' Goddess: Charlotte Church
Ultimate Celeb Men of the Year: Justin Lee Collins & Alan Carr
Ultimate Lady of Film: Cameron Diaz
Ultimate Top Woman on TV: Ashley Jensen
Ultimate Woman Who Made Us Care: Angelina Jolie
Ultimate Sports Superhero: Maria Sharapova
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