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Alexandra Burke

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: August 25, 1988 (25)

Alexandra Burke got her big break through UK reality show The X Factor, which she first auditioned for in 2002 and subsequently won in 2008. Her first single, 'Hallelujah', broke a European sales record after clocking up over 105,000 downloads in one day and later became the 2008 Christmas No.1, the biggest selling record of the year and the fastest selling single ever released by a woman in the UK. Since her phenomenal debut, Burke has had four consecutive UK top 10 singles, including two further No.1s, and released a chart topping album.
The X Factor winner releases her WellChild charity single on iTunes. Listen to new Alexandra Burke ballad The 25-year-old will perform renditions of 'Amazing Grace' and her new single. Alexandra Burke for BBC's The Passion Alexandra will replace Beverley Knight in the role of Rachel Marron. X Factor Burke joins Bodyguard musical The singer is currently 4,000 copies ahead of her nearest rival. Sam Bailey set for No.1 with debut album Relive the highs and lows of the Geordie star's time on Simon Cowell's show. Cheryl's X Factor journey in pictures Singer reveals that she is coming back as a judge on ITV talent show. Cheryl Cole confirms return to X Factor The producer reveals Burke was "chasing" him for a collaboration. DJ Fresh snubs Alexandra Burke duet Flick through today's gallery of stars, including Jessie J and Alexandra Burke. Dockery, more: Today's Celeb Pictures X Factor winner also reveals she has no plans to join the ITV show's panel. Alexandra Burke trains to be life coach Chris Hoy, Alexandra Burke and more will take part in show's final episodes. Millionaire reveals final celeb lineups Digital Spy presents the "original" X Factor versions to be covered again. X Factor anniversary songs - first time The ITV singing competition will celebrate its 10th birthday on Saturday (November 23). X Factor: 10 years in 60 seconds - watch 'She Makes Me Wanna' singer on secret romance with fellow talent show contestant. JLS Oritsé talks dating Ruth Lorenzo The singer questions the show's decision to omit him from the new compilation. 'X Factor' album snub angers Brookstein X Factor winner admits she couldn't tell her father about the saucy shoot. Alexandra Burke: 'Posing nude was scary' Wagner. Louis Walsh. Pineapples. Why we love The X Factor Live Shows. 15 reasons 'X Factor' Live Shows rule Stars including Diana Vickers and Alexandra Burke pose for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Michelle Keegan in dreamy cancer campaign The X Factor winner protests against the fur trade. Alexandra Burke goes naked for PETA Four singers from previous series return on tonight's show. Is 'The X Factor' running out of talent? Louis Walsh tips the singer to outshine Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke. 'X Factor' Tamera 'better than Leona' musicMagpie unveils how many albums of each X Factor winner have been traded in. 'X Factor' most-traded albums revealed Listen to the singer's new EP, which includes a Coldplay cover. Alexandra Burke unveils new EP - listen The singer says writing her latest material has been "really emotional". Alexandra Burke song hits out at Defoe A look back at some classic X Factor auditions. 'X Factor': 10 unforgettable auditions The singer has sold over 4.4m albums domestically since her win. Leona Lewis tops X Factor UK sales list The runners-up beat the winners in the Shazam tag rankings. One Direction, Olly Murs top Shazam tags The singer will put out a mini-collection of new songs later this month. Alexandra Burke announces EP '#NewRules' Digital Spy dons a posh wristband and gets the VIP treatment at Virgin Media V festival. V Festival: Digital Spy goes backstage Beyoncé, Jessie J and more make Digital Spy's V Festival fashion round-up. V Festival style: Best & worst dressed Mecklenburgh - who joined the ITV2 series in 2010 - confirms the news on Twitter. 'TOWIE' Lucy signs for modelling agency Aaron Paul and Sharon Stone also feature in today's celebrity photo round-up. Jenna Coleman, Jessie J: Celebrity photos The singer reveals recording her new LP has been an emotional experience. Alexandra Burke 'crying in the studio' The singer reveals she would consider being a coach on the series. Alexandra Burke tempted by 'Voice' role Digital Spy picks out some serious contenders. The Voice: Who should replace Jessie J? The X Factor winner says she hasn't spoken to the former judge for over a year. Burke: 'I haven't heard from Cheryl Cole' The singer says RCA wanted her to make another pop album. Alexandra Burke talks leaving Sony label The singer says her new sound is like "Whitney Houston meets Coldplay". Alexandra Burke new album 'coming soon' The singer performs alongside Mary J Blige and Erykah Badu in New York. Alexandra Burke performs first US gig The singer will play her first American show next week. Alexandra Burke announces first US gig The X Factor singer is said to have impressed record executive Kevin Liles. Alexandra Burke 'signs US record deal'