U.S. singer Jesse Mccartney was delighted to finally meet Leona Lewis - as he helped pen her worldwide number one single, BLEEDING LOVE.
The star, who co-wrote the track with OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, had never encountered the British newcomer, but was overjoyed when he met the star last month (Mar08) in a bar in Los Angeles - almost two years after the song was written.
He says, "It was good to finally meet her. She's lovely. I thought our paths would have crossed by now.
"We didn't talk much business really. I thought it was best not to seeing as she was chilling. We talked about how crazy it's been for her over the last few weeks. The track opened a lot of doors for me too."