Alexandra Burke ‘parts ways from record label after third album’


Alexandra Burke has reportedly parted ways from her record label.

The X Factor winner released her third album The Truth Is last year, peaking at Number 16 in the charts.

It was the follow up to her original two albums Heartbreak on Hold and Overcome, released in 2012 and 2009 respectively.

However it’s been reported today (January 31) that Alexandra has left her label following the record’s release.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Alexandra signed to Decca on a one-album deal and they released her collection last year. If it had been a massive success, their relationship obviously would have continued but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

“The relationship has now come to an end after Decca decided not to proceed, so she is no longer signed. Instead she is just focusing on musical theatre rather than reviving her career as a solo artist.”

Last year, Alex was due to tour in September with her album, announcing 13 concert dates around the country.

But the tour – which followed the singer’s triumphant journey as finalist on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing – was cancelled.

Alex tweeted: “I’ve just got back to the UK after a few days away. I’m really sorry to announce that sadly I have had to cancel The Truth Is tour in September. The timing just wasn’t right. I’m really sorry to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this decision. I love performing more than anything and can’t wait to to reschedule more live shows in the future.

“There will be more news coming from me soon. Thank you to you all for your support and understanding.”

2018 year marked 10 years since Alexandra won the fifth series of The X Factor, performing alongside Beyoncé in a live final watched by over 10 million viewers.

Her winner’s song – a cover of the late Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ – went on to sell over 100,000 copies in a day and over a million within a month.

A debut number 1 album followed before Alexandra took to the West End stage, starring as Rachel Marron in the highly acclaimed musical, The Bodyguard.