Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke



Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke (born 25 August 1988)[1] is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of British television series The X Factor in 2008, becoming one of the most successful winners of the series. She has been signed to Epic Records, RCA Records and Syco Music.

After winning The X Factor, Burke released the winner's single "Hallelujah", which became the European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 in one day,[2] and became the top-selling single of 2008 in the UK and the UK's Christmas 2008 number one. By January 2009, the single had sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone, a first for a British female soloist.[3] In 2009, Burke released her debut album, Overcome, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Chart—"Hallelujah", "Bad Boys", "All Night Long" and "Start Without You"—and the album became one of the most successful albums of that year in the UK. The singles released from the album earned her three BRIT Award nominations. The album saw the release of UK top 10 hit, "Broken Heels" and "The Silence".[4] "Elephant" was released as Burke's comeback single in February 2012, and "Let It Go" served as the second single and Burke's second album, Heartbreak on Hold, was released in June 2012.[5]

In June 2014, Burke replaced Beverley Knight in the lead role of Rachel Marron in the West End musical The Bodyguard, at the Adelphi Theatre,[6] touring with the production in 2015 and 2016.[7] In 2016, Burke commenced a 12-month residency in Sister Act The Musical, leading the cast as Deloris Van Cartier.[8]

In August 2017, it was announced that she would be taking part in the entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC. That same year, Burke signed a record deal with Universal Music Group's Decca Records. Her third album, The Truth Is, was released on 16 March 2018.



The Truth Is.
The Truth Is is the upcoming third studio album by English singer and songwriter Alexandra Burke.
Shadow is a song by musical artist Alexandra Burke, released on February 23, 2018.
Overcome is the debut studio album by British singer Alexandra Burke, released 19 October 2009 on Syco Music.
Heartbreak on Hold
Heartbreak on Hold is the second studio album by British recording artist Alexandra Burke.

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Strictly Come Dancing's Alexandra Burke sets record straight on 'feud' with Gemma Atkinson
  –  March 23, 2018
It's safe to say Alexandra Burke did not have the easiest time on Strictly Come Dancing when she competed last series, having to endure trolls and tabloid reports every week. Many focused on alleged behaviour backstage and claims she was a diva, which she ...
Alexandra Burke performs (You're The) Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
  –  March 22, 2018
Live in the Radio 2 Piano Room, the Strictly star and former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke covers the Gladys Knight and the Pips soul version of the 70s classic, written by Jim Weatherly.
Strictly's Alexandra Burke clears up Gemma Atkinson 'feud'
  –  March 22, 2018
Alexandra Burke has cleared up her Strictly Come Dancing 'feud' with Gemma Atkinson. It was claimed last year that Gemma's apparent closeness with pro dancer Gorka Marquez was causing drama behind the scenes. According to tabloid rumours, Gorka's celeb ...
The truth is, Alexandra Burke is honouring her mother
  –  March 22, 2018
IF ever there was a rollercoaster year, Alexandra Burke lived it in 2017. She ended it by reaching the final of Strictly Come Dancing and then having her boyfriend ask her to marry him. But her Strictly journey started with terrible heartbreak following ...
Strictly's Alexandra Burke breaks down in tears on Loose Women while discussing mum's death
  –  March 21, 2018
On Wednesday's episode of Loose Women, singer Alexandra Burke bravely opened up about the death of her beloved mum last year. The star lost her mum, Melissa Bell, after a long battle with kidney failure, in August last year, just two months before she ...
Alexandra Burke breaks down in tears as she discusses mother's death and her new music dedicated to her
  –  March 21, 2018
Alexandra Burke appeared on Wednesday's episode of Loose Women to perform her new song, dedicated to her late mum, from her 2018 album The Truth Is. However, after the performance, the Strictly Come Dancing star broke down in tears as she opened up about ...
Alexandra Burke won't use her mum's death as an 'excuse'
  –  March 21, 2018
The 29-year-old singer lost her beloved mum, fellow singer Melissa Bell, in August last year, but has since starred on 'Strictly Come Dancing' and produced new music because she loves what she does for a living. Speaking of her mother suffering kidney ...
Strictly's Alexandra Burke opens up about her mum's death: 'If I’m not alright, I’m going to say. I hid it for so long'
  –  March 21, 2018
After performing her new single, The Truth Is, Alexandra bravely opened up about the death of her mum as well as facing her Strictly Come Dancing critics. Talking about the song she wrote as a tribute to her mum Melissa Bell who died in August 2018 ...
Alexandra Burke breaks down in emotional discussion about late mother on Loose Women
  –  March 21, 2018
The singer’s mother, Melissa Bell, who was also a singer, as part of R&B act Soul II Soul, died of kidney failure in August 2017 just days before Alexandra began training for Strictly Come Dancing. Alexandra performed an emotional track from her new ...
Alexandra Burke breaks down in tears on Loose Women
  –  March 21, 2018
Alexandra Burke has broken down in tears on Loose Women after performing her new music, which has been dedicated to her late mother. ‘I don’t her spirit to go away so I try my best to do what I can wrote that song before she passed, so she heard it ...
Alexandra Burke looks leggy in a white mini-skirt and patent boots as she reveals her mother's death helped inspire new album
  –  March 20, 2018
She delighted fans with the release of her third album The Truth Is last week. And Alexandra Burke was still smiling as she left the BBC Radio 2 studios in central London on Tuesday, after candidly speaking about the grief over her mother's death that ...
Can you spot this awkward breakfast TV fail?
  –  March 19, 2018
BBC Breakfast was hosting stars Kevin and Karen Clifton, and Alexandra Burke during a live segment, when their floor manager was caught on set and forced to dive behind the couch to hide from the cameras. And while she did a pretty good job of staying ...
Alexandra Burke Says Britain Has "Massive Problem" With Confident Women
  –  March 16, 2018
She’s been hitting the comeback trail in the last six months following her appearance on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and the release of her new album. But Alexandra Burke has been reflecting on the criticism she’s been getting, saying that Britain has ...
Alexandra Burke says the UK has a 'massive problem' with confident women
  –  March 16, 2018
Alexandra Burke has suggested there is a "massive problem" in the UK where women feel they should play down their confidence for fear of appearing arrogant. Speaking to BBC News, Burke recalled the criticism she received for her attitude during the last ...
Former 'Strictly Come Dancing' Star Alexandra Burke Says UK Has 'Massive Problem' With 'Confident Women'
  –  March 16, 2018
Alexandra Burke has said there is a “massive problem” regarding the way “confident” women are portrayed in the media and received by the British public. Last year, Alexandra made it through to the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ final, but it wasn’t ...
Alexandra Burke: UK has 'massive problem' with confident women
  –  March 16, 2018
Alexandra Burke has battled more than her fair share of criticism in the last year - something she says is partly down to the way confidence is perceived in the UK. There's every reason for Alexandra to feel on top of the world. The 2008 X Factor winner is ...
Alexandra Burke: ‘I’m exhausted in every way’
  –  March 13, 2018
Alexandra Burke is “emotionally, mentally and physically” exhausted following a difficult year. The 29-year-old singer has been struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother Melissa Bell, who passed away in August 2017. She’s gearing up to ...
Alexandra Burke scrapped songs
  –  March 10, 2018
Alexandra Burke "scrapped" a lot of her new album. The 'Hallelujah' singer - who recently got engaged to Josh Ginnelly after three years of dating - has been working on 'The Truth is' for five years, but ditched some of the early tracks after experiencing ...
'I didn't tell anyone': Alexandra Burke reveals battle with secret illness during final weeks of Strictly Come Dancing
  –  March 2, 2018
Alexandra Burke has revealed she was suffering from an illness she kept secret during the final weeks of Strictly Come Dancing last year. The X Factor winner was a contestant in the 2017 series of the BBC ballroom show, which took place shortly after the ...
Who is Josh Ginnelly? Alexandra Burke’s fiancé who got engaged to the X Factor winner this year
  –  January 23, 2018
ALEXANDRA Burke has been riding high thanks to her stint on Strictly Come Dancing where she nearly took home the glitterball. But while she missed out on Strictly glory, shortly after she announced her engagement to her long-term love Josh Ginnelly..
Alexandra Burke is coming to Liverpool Philharmonic as part of UK 2018 tour
  –  January 19, 2018
Ten years on from her X Factor win, Alexandra Burke has signed a new record deal and announced a new UK tour. And the singer - who recently reached the final of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing - is making her way to Liverpool. Alexandra's third studio ...
Alexandra Burke: Trying my best to stay positive
  –  December 27, 2017
Singer Alexandra Burke, whose mother Melissa Bell passed away in August after a nine-year battle with kidney disease, said she is trying her best to "stay positive" in life. Reportedly, Burke is finding it hard to cope without her mother. Wishing Merry ...


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