Alexandra Burke is truly one of the UK’s most distinguishable powerhouse voices, having sold over five million records in the UK and with over 160 million streams. The 33-year-old versatile London-born singer has also become one of the UK’s most sought after West End leading ladies. Her most recent role, originated at The London Palladium, was as The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Alexandra’s three studio albums - Overcome (2009), Heartbreak on Hold (2012) and The Truth Is (2018) - have spawned smash hit singles across the last decade including number one Bad Boys (feat. Flo Rida), number four All Night Long (feat. Pitbull), number one Start Without You (feat. Laza Morgan), number three Elephant (feat. Erick Morillo) and number eight Broken Heel’. Her debut single Hallelujah was a million-selling chart-topper, a first for a British female soloist, and was the best-selling single of 2008. Alexandra made her theatre debut in 2014 as Rachel Marron in the highly-acclaimed musical The Bodyguard, before stepping into the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act in 2016. It was a double whammy in 2018 as Alexandra starred in Chess at the London Coliseum, followed by Roxie Hart in the West End production of Chicago. In 2019, Alexandra reprised her role as Rachel Marron in the worldwide touring production of The Bodyguard, concluding in Japan.
Alexandra first rose to fame 13 years ago, winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008 while duetting with her idol Beyoncé to an audience of over 10 million. This iconic performance has been viewed over 40 million times on YouTube. Debut album Overcome, featured three number one singles, spent a year on the UK album chart and earned three BRIT Award nominations. To celebrate one million copies sold worldwide, the album is released on double vinyl for the first time later this year.
In 2018, in the wake of her beloved mother’s passing, Alexandra setup The Melissa Bell Foundation in her mother’s honour. The charity helps disadvantaged children gain access to music, dance and drama classes at the world-renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. She also set-up The Fall Ball with her friend and charity activist Nick Ede, a gala event aiming to raise funds for the foundation. Alexandra is proudly an official ambassador for Smart Works, The Commonwealth, Breast Cancer Care, Well Child, Diabetes UK and Notting Hill Carnival.
A firm favourite across both stage and screen, Alexandra reached the final of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. Last year she took part in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer 2021 where she was crowned ‘Star Baker’. Most recently Alexandra was the only woman left standing on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, winning the show. Alexandra is writing and recording her eagerly awaited fourth studio album and will make her movie debut this year in the BFI/BBC film Pretty Red Dress.Go Back