Alexandra Burke

Born Aug 25, 1988

Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke is a British R&B and pop recording artist who rose to fame after winning the fifth series of British television series The X Factor in 2008. Burke is currently signed to Epic Records, Syco Records and RCA Records. As the winner of The X Factor, Burke released her debut single, "Hallelujah", that became the current European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 copies in one day.… Read More

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1988 Birth Alexandria Burke was born in Islington, London, England on 25 August 1988, and is the daughter of Melissa Bell. … Read More
1992 3 Years Old Burke's parents broke up in 1992, while she was still young, but the pair remain close friends for their children. … Read More


2005 16 Years Old Burke auditioned for the second series of The X Factor in 2005 (which was eventually won by Shayne Ward). … Read More
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Burke's second bid to win The X Factor came in 2008. … Read More


…  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. … Read More
On 18 January 2010, Burke began her European Promo Tour in Brussels, Belgium.
2011 22 Years Old …  In October 2011, Burke joined Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos on the judging panel as a guest judge during the fourth week of the live shows of series 8 when Kelly Rowland had a throat infection.
Rock bottom for Alexandra was her split for Jermain Defoe in 2012.
On 10 February 2013, it was revealed that Burke was recording two new songs a night for her third album and aimed to have around 60 in total to choose from. … Read More
Burke made her West End debut as a leading cast member in the £5 million production of The Bodyguard Musical on 2 June 2014, at London's Adelphi Theatre, taking over the lead role from Beverley Knight. … Read More
2015 26 Years Old An original cast recording featuring Burke was released in June 2015 to accompany the nationwide tour.
It was announced on 8 January 2016, Burke would be taking over the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier in an all new UK tour production of Sister Act The Musical. … Read More
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