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Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke (born 25 August 1988) (that's "Alex" to you) is an English pop singer, songwriter, dancer and sometime model. After winning the UK version of The X Factor in 2008, she released the number-one album Overcome, which spawned four number-one singles.

Three years and one Updated Re-release later, she released her sophomore effort, Heartbreak on Hold. Despite buying into the electro-dance craze, it didn't fare as well on the charts, reaching number eighteen despite a number three single in "Elephant". A little while after the album's release, she parted ways with both her former record label and her management, and stated her intent to return to her pop-R&B roots for her third studio album. Said album, The Truth Is, released on March 16, 2018.

Burke has been active in London's West End since 2014 when she replaced Beverley Knight in the lead role of the stage version of The Bodyguard. Since then she has also performed in Sister Act: The Musical, Chess (1984), Chicago and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She has also acted in a pantomine performance of Jack and the Beanstalk, appeared on several reality shows and made her film debut in Pretty Red Dress.


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