Popstar of the Year: Alexandra Burke
2010 has certainly been a big year for former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke.
She started an eventful year as she meant to go on with a massive European Promo Tour in January.
In March Alexandra released her first single of the year All Night Long, which climbed to number four in the UK charts, making it her fourth consecutive Top 10 single. It then went on to spen an impressive 25 weeks in the UK Top 100, selling over 260,000 copies!
Alexandra Burke didn’t sit back though! She soon released her next single at the end of August, Start Without You, featuring the vocals of American rapper Laza Morgan.
Start Without You shot immediately to number one on the UK singles chart, selling 73,000 copies it its first week. It also knocked one of the other contenders for Popstar of the Year, Olly Murs, off the top spot with his debut single.
The single became her third number one hit already within a still relatively short career!
Although her final single of the year The Silence didn’t manage to make it into the top 10, peaking at 16, it has so far stayed in the top 40 on the UK Charts for the past 9 weeks – so even her least successful track this year has still gone pretty well!
The end of the year saw her overcome a special landmark with her record sales going past the 4 million barrier – the perfect way to end the year!
2011 promises to be a very exciting year for Alexandra Burke. She has a new album on the way in which she has said she will be taking a lot more risks and it is rumoured she will be working with stars such as David Guetta, Bruno Mars and Ne-Yo, making for a very exciting album!
And she will be going on a debut concert tour called All Night Long, due to start in January!
However, that’s next year – what we want to know if whether you think Alexandra Burke has done enough in 2010 to be crowned Popstar of the Year? Let us know!
Here’s the video for Alexandra’s number one single this year Start Without You.