Alexandra Burke
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1988-08-25
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Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke Biography (Wikipedia)

Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke (born 25 August 1988) is a British singer-songwriter and voice actor. Burke was exposed to music from an early age, with her mother, Melissa Bell, being the lead singer of Soul II Soul. Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of British television series The X Factor in 2008, becoming the first of two winners to be mentored by Cheryl Cole and also, the second of three people in the girls category to win the series, the first being Leona Lewis in 2006 and the third being Louisa Johnson in 2015. Burke currently stands as one of the most successful winners of The X Factor. She was previously signed to three record labels: Epic Records, RCA Records and Syco Music, until she departed in June 2013 due to creative differences.

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 until it was overtaken by her X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole with her debut solo single "Fight for This Love". The song also 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. 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", selling over 780,000 copies in the UK and becoming a Platinum selling single, "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 also saw the release of UK top 10 hit, "Broken Heels" and "The Silence". In late 2010, Burke released a deluxe version of Overcome. Overcome and the six singles released from the album have sold over four

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Bury Me (6 Feet Under)
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Bury Me (6 Feet Under)
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How Will I Know
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How Will I Know
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Can We Go Down (feat. Shakka)
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Can We Go Down (feat. Shakka)
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Can We Go Down (feat. Shakka)
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Can We Go Down (feat. Shakka)
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Broken Heels
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Broken Heels
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Hallelujah
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Hallelujah
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Baby Tornado (Remix) (feat. Alexandra Burke)
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Baby Tornado (Remix) (feat. Alexandra Burke)
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Baby Tornado
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Baby Tornado
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Bad Boys
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Bad Boys
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Proms in the Park, Glasgow Green Proms 2015

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