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Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke

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Famous as :

Soul/R&B singer

Birth Name :

Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewan Burke

Birth Date :

August 25, 1988

Birth Place :

Islington, London, UK

Claim to fame :

Winner of the fifth series of "The X Factor"

Biography


Alexandra Burke, born on August 25, 1988, started to sing when she was just five years old. Without any professional vocal training, she began singing on-stage at the age of 9 with her mother Melissa Bell, ex-Soul II Soul's member. Three years later, she participated in a TV show dubbed "Star for a Night" and became the youngest contestant in the show. Unfortunately, she failed to win the competition as Joss Stone grabbed the number one spot.

After graduating from school, Alexandra decided to pursue a career in music. She worked as a singer at clubs in U.K. during the weekend and performed at large venues such as The Royal Albert Hall to tour with "Young Voices", a charity which raises money for children with Leukemia.

Latest News


Video Premiere: Alexandra Burke's 'Elephant'

February 04, 2012 04:53:43 GMT

has debuted a music video in support of her new single "Elephant". The former contestant of "" gets over a recent breakup by throwing a party with her friends in an abandoned den.
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Alexandra Burke's Brother Sold Drugs and Used Her Name

March 16, 2011 08:49:44 GMT

British singer 's brother has allegedly been caught on camera boasting about selling cocaine to stars he's met through his famous sister. Reporters at Britain's The Sun newspaper claim to have obtained footage of Aaron Burke selling cocaine for $97 while saying, "I can get the best stuff - as much as you want. I get it for celebrities I've met because of my sister."
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Alexandra Burke Refuses to Have a Boob Job

December 06, 2010 03:00:28 GMT

British singer refuses to go under the knife to enhance her chest, insisting a good padded bra gives her all the boost she needs. The "Hallelujah" hitmaker admits she battled with body image issues when she was younger but she's grown in confidence after learning how to dress to accentuate her curves.
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Alexandra Burke and JLS to Launch Joint Clothing Line

November 26, 2010 06:40:06 GMT

British singer and boyband are teaming up to launch a joint clothing line. The "Beat Again" hitmakers were runners-up to Burke on U.K. TV show "" in 2008, but they've put their former rivalry behind them to join forces to design pieces for their 2KX fashion range, which will hit British stores in the spring 2011.
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Video Premiere: Alexandra Burke's 'The Silence'

October 28, 2010 06:53:46 GMT

has made public a music video in support of her single "The Silence" on MSN. The clip has no particular storyline as it mostly features the British singer undergoing various costume changes and striking poses for camera in a photoshoot session.
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Nick Jonas Returned to West End for 'Les Miserables' 25th Anniversary

October 04, 2010 08:21:54 GMT

thrilled theater fans around the globe on Sunday, October 3 as he took to the stage for a one-off celebratory performance of "Les Miserables". The teen heart-throb portrayed Marius in the West End production for a limited run over the summer, and he returned to the role in London once more to mark the musical's 25th anniversary.
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Celebrity Hikers Raise Over $150,000 for Cancer Charities

October 04, 2010 07:30:11 GMT

A group of celebrity hikers including singers and have raised over $150,000 for a U.K. cancer charity after completing a grueling trek in Peru. The stars headed to the famous Inca Trail last week to raise awareness for breast cancer charities and garner donations for care and treatment.
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Gabriella Cilmi and Alexandra Burke Caught Up in Police Investigation During Charity Hike

October 02, 2010 03:04:04 GMT

A group of celebrity hikers including singers and became embroiled in a police investigation during their charity trek through Peru after discovering a big bag of cocaine under a rock. The stars are walking the famous Inca Trail to raise money for a breast cancer charity, but the expedition was halted on Wednesday, September 29 when TV-presenter-turned-West End actress stumbled across a hidden drugs stash.
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Alexandra Burke Dismisses Rumors She's Dating Danny Cipriani

September 06, 2010 06:32:18 GMT

British singer has brushed off rumors she's dating rugby hunk Danny Cipriani, insisting she's still single. The "Bad Boys" hitmaker fueled speculation she's embarked on a relationship with the sports star, who recently split from model/actress , when she reportedly joined him for a romantic meal and was spotted kissing and flirting with him in July.
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Alexandra Burke Exercising With Shirtless Men in 'Start Without You' Video

August 20, 2010 08:45:04 GMT

is doing some exercise in a newly-debuted music video for her latest single "Start Without You". The alum of "" is shaking her hips along with a bunch of well-built shirtless guys.
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Jonas Brothers Dubbed Most Talented Celebrity Siblings

August 04, 2010 04:58:05 GMT

Pop trio are the most talented celebrity siblings, according to a new online poll. The chart-topping trio scored almost 50 per cent of votes registered at WENN.com, easily outdoing other brother/sister combos from stage and screen.
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Ice-T Plans to Get 'Revenge' Over False Suspended License Accusation

August 04, 2010 04:56:46 GMT

Rapper/actor is still fuming over his arrest for allegedly driving on a suspended license in July and he's determined to win compensation by suing the officials responsible for what he insists was a false accusation. A car driven by the "" star was pulled over by cops in New York after they spotted he and his wife Coco were not wearing seat belts.
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'Charlie's Angels' Star Kate Jackson to Tell All in Memoir

August 04, 2010 04:55:33 GMT

"Charlie's Angels" star Kate Jackson is to reveal all about surviving breast cancer, adopting a baby and her acting career in a forthcoming memoir. The 61 year old rose to fame in the 1970s as and 's co-star on the hit U.S. TV series - but her career was put on hold in 1987, after she was diagnosed with the deadly disease.
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Robbie Williams to Perform for Injured Soldiers

August 04, 2010 03:58:30 GMT

has confirmed plans to headline a charity show in aid of injured British soldiers, insisting he feels "honored" to be taking part. The star will perform at the Help For Heroes gig in south-west London on September 12 to raise money for servicemen and women injured in conflict and the families of those who died in battle.
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New Couple Alert: Alexandra Burke and Danny Cipriani

July 30, 2010 09:05:03 GMT

British singer has sparked rumors she's dating rugby hunk Danny Cipriani after the pair was spotted enjoying an intimate dinner together on Wednesday, July 28. The "Bad Boys" singer joined sports star Cipriani - who recently split from model/actress - for a romantic meal at Cottons restaurant in North London before going on to Chinawhite nightclub in the British capital.
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Alexandre Burke Pictured on the Set of 'Start Without You' Video

June 25, 2010 08:44:50 GMT

is preparing another music video. The winner of "" season 5 is snapped filming the visuals for her latest single "Start Without You". In the spirit of summer, she rocks blue shorts and sleeveless red-and-white top for the video shoot.
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Alexandra Burke Angry to Mom Over Claim She Does Not Give 'a Penny'

May 10, 2010 09:38:56 GMT

British singer has reportedly fallen out with her mother following her claims the star hasn't given her family "a penny" since she shot to fame. The "Bad Boys" hitmaker became a household name in Britain when she won 's reality TV contest "" in 2008, and has subsequently enjoyed two chart-topping singles, as well as a number one album.
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Alexandra Burke's Singing Skill Criticized by Her Mother

May 03, 2010 03:35:03 GMT

's mother has reportedly accused the British singer of failing to support her family since she shot to fame - alleging the star hasn't "given her a penny". The 21 year old became a household name in Britain when she won 's reality TV contest "" in 2008, and she has subsequently enjoyed two chart-topping singles, as well as a number one album.
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Alexandra Burke Hosts Pool Party in 'All Night Long' Video

April 28, 2010 06:55:46 GMT

throws a house party and invites her devotees to join her in a music video for her latest single "All Night Long". It features a number of extras dressed in various costumes and accessories, including glasses similar to the ones worn by in her "Telephone" music video. Instead of having smoking cigarettes however, these glasses are covered with colorful crayons.
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Set Pictures of Alexandra Burke's 'All Night Long' Video

April 20, 2010 06:41:33 GMT

's music video for her latest single "All Night Long" is teased through three images taken from the shooting location. Two pictures see the 2008 winner of "" in her sexy get-up with no one else in sight, and the other one has her surrounded by a number of extras.
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Cops Called to Break Alexandra Burke's Party

March 29, 2010 04:06:41 GMT

British singer threw a huge party to celebrate the release of her new single "All Night Long" - but cops were called to break up the raucous bash. The 2008 winner of 's British TV show "" held a party at her home in Hertfordshire, England, with 500 bottles of champagne for guests.
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Alexandra Burke Looking for Stylish Fans for Next Video

March 24, 2010 04:31:38 GMT

British singer is looking for stylish fans to star in her next video. The 21-year-old R&B singer has made an appeal on her official website for young people with "natural style" to appear in the promo for upcoming single "All Night Long".
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Alexandra Burke Is Set to Visit Haiti

February 05, 2010 09:54:54 GMT

British singer is planning a trip to Haiti after watching moving news coverage from the earthquake-stricken country. "" star was quick to lend her vocal talents to Simon Cowell's Haiti charity single, a cover of 's "Everybody Hurts", which he co-ordinated with the help of British newspaper The Sun.
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Lady GaGa and Lily Allen Lead Nominations List of 2010 BRIT Awards

January 19, 2010 02:35:23 GMT

Those vying for prizes at this year's BRIT Awards have been revealed. Female singers and dominate the list with three nods along with , and .
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Alexandra Burke Has No Worries About Negative Press

January 14, 2010 06:44:32 GMT

British singer never worries about negative press stories - because there is no such thing as bad publicity. The "Bad Boys" star shot to fame after winning British TV talent show "" in 2008, and went on to score a hit album in the U.K.
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