Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Alexandra Burke is a British R&B and pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and model.  Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth season of  British television series The X Factor in 2008.  She was exposed to music at an early age with her mother, Melissa Bell, being the lead singer of the Grammy winning group Soul II Soul.

Burke’s musical influences are:  Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Kelly Rowland, Christina Aguilera & more.  However, her most admired influence is her idol Beyonce’ Knowles (video below of Burke & Knowles singing Listen on The X Factor).  After performing together on The X Factor the two have become friends and Burke has also performed with Beyonce’ on tour.

Overcome is Burke’s debut studio album; to date the album has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.  Heartbreak on Hold is her upcoming 2nd studio album, with a release date of June 4, 2012.  Let it Go is the second single from the new album; check it out the visuals below:

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