Alexandra Burke Bio: Mom, Engaged, Boyfriend, Net Worth
Updated On: 20 Jun, 2018
English singer, Alexandra Burker is best known as the winner of the fifth season of 2008 British TV series The X Factor. After winning the competition, she became famous when she released Hallelujah and broke the record for most sales in a day. The singer also competed in 2017's Strictly Come Dancing. As of now, she appears as a guest panelist in Loose Women on ITV.
What Is Alexandra Burker’s Net Worth?
The 29-year-old recording artist has earned a net worth of $8 million from her singing career since 2005. She is mustering income from her breakthrough recording career after being successful in the fifth series of The X Factor. She won a £1 million worth of recording contract with Syco Music after claiming the title winner of The X Factor (UK series 5).
Alexandra further elevated her fortunes from 1984 cover of Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah, that sold 105,000 copies in a day. She also earned after the release of her 2009 debut album Overcome which topped the UK albums chart.
She started singing at a young age of five and auditioned for The X Factor in 2005 but was deemed too young to compete. She later worked on her skills as a singer and compete in The X Factor in 2005 which she eventually won by 58.34% of votes edging her runner-up JLS band who received 41.66% of votes.
She won three Urban Music Award in 2010 for the best album, the best collaboration (with Pitbull) and the best music video. She is also the recipient of Glamour Women of the Year Awards in 2011 for the best UK Musician/Solo Artist.
Engaged To Boyfriend Of Two Years; Plans For Lavish Wedding
Alexandra announced her engagement news with her boyfriend Joshua Ginnelly on Instagram on 7 January 2018. She posted a snap of her commitment ring showing her hand with the words I said yes written on it. She got engaged to Joshua on 18 December 2017 in Paris but decided to keep the news with them for a while.
Alexandra Burker with her fiancé Joshua Ginnelly on 12 June 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
The singing sensation has also revealed about their wedding plans with her fiancé, Josh in show Loose Women in June 2018. And the couple, who started dating in April 2016, is set to exchange vows in 2020 and the singer claimed that it would them time to get settled in their respective career.
Besides her long-term relationship with Josh, the singer was previously dating English footballer Jermaine Defoe for a few months in 2012. Later she found out Jermaine cheated on her with a model Laura Brown. Alexandria even dissed Jermain in one of her songs, Day Dreams in 2013. Alexandria also had a brief fling with footballer Dominique Jean-Zephirin, for a year in 2012.
Family Life; Mother’s Death; Brother Jailed For Assault
Alexandra is the daughter of David Burke and the late British singer, Melissa Bell. She has three siblings in her family.
Her mother was an R&B singer and the band member of Soul II Soul. Her mom suffered from kidney failure and died on the same day she made her debut in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing on 29 August 2017. Alexandra overcame with emotion remembering her mom during her interview at the TV show Loose Women in March 2018.
Alexandra’s brother, Aaron Burker has been jailed for 15 months and a five-year restraining order on 2 March 2018 for physically abusing his ex-Jessica Kenney. The incident occurred when Jessica stopped him from smoking cannabis at her residence and Aaron repeatedly hit the lady and continued to assail her until she fell off the floor.
The singer was born on 25 August 1988 in Islington as per wiki. She attended Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington to complete her Certificate of Secondary Education GCSE course. Alexandra stands at the height of 1.63 m (5' 4").