Alexandra Burke is truly one of the UK’s most distinguishable powerhouse voices, having sold over 5million records in the UK and clocked-up 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 was The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat at The London Palladium during summer 2021.
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 #1 Bad Boys (Feat. Flo Rida), #4 All Night Long (Feat. Pitbull), #1 Start Without You (Feat. Laza Morgan), #3 Elephant (Feat. Erick Morillo) and #8 Broken Heels. 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.
Her 2014 theatre debut was 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 thirteen years ago, winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008 while duetting with her idol Beyonce to an audience of over 10million. This iconic performance has been viewed over 38million times on YouTube. Debut album Overcome, featured three #1 singles, spent a year on the UK Album chart and earned three BRIT Award nominations. To celebrate one million copies sold worldwide, the album will be issued for the first-time on vinyl in 2022.
In 2018, in the wake of her beloved mothers passing, Alexandra setup The Melissa Bell Foundation in her mother’s honour. The charity helps disadvantage 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 Nike 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.In March 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 now writing and recording her eagerly awaited fourth studio album and will make her movie debut next year in the BFI/BBC film Pretty Red Dress.