Alexandra Burke discography

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Alexandra Burke discography

Burke performing at her All Night Long Tour in 2011
Releases
Studio albums 2
Singles 8
Music videos 10

The discography of British R&B and pop recording artist Alexandra Burke, which consists of one studio album, seven singles as a main artist, two as a featured artist and nine music videos. All songs which have been released under the recording label of Sony BMG and Syco Music.

Alexandra made her debut in 2008 when she auditioned for British reality talent show, The X Factor during the fifth series, and ultimately won the show on 12 December 2008. During the series she dueted with Beyoncé Knowles on Knowles' "Listen". After winning the show, she instantly had a record deal with Sony BMG and Syco Music and released debut single, "Hallelujah". "Hallelujah" peaked at number-one on the UK Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Chart. The song became the current European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 copies in one day.[1] It was also the top-selling song of the year in the UK, and became the 2008 UK Christmas number one single. By January 2009, UK sales of Burke's version had passed one million copies, a first for a British female soloist.[2] The music video for the song was directed by Max and Dania who directed the charity single Burke released with fellow X Factor Finalists 2008, "Hero" which also charted at number-one on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Chart.

Burke returned in late 2009 with follow up single, "Bad Boys" which featured vocals from American rapper, Flo Rida. She performed the song on the first live show of the sixth series of The X Factor. The R&B single debuted at number-one on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Chart as well as Burke gaining international success with the single. "Bad Boys" went on to gain a Platinum certification and Burke was nominated for a BRIT Award, it was the second time Burke was nominated for the Best British Single, first time with "Hallelujah". In the UK, "Bad Boys" is the 18th Biggest Download of all time.[3]

She released her debut album Overcome in October 2009. It was described as "edgy" and "beaty".[4] The album was said to resemble artists such as Rihanna or Lady Gaga.[4] Upon the release of the album, the album went straight to number one on the UK Albums Chart selling 132,065 in its first week. Its first-week numbers were the fourth largest first-week sales by a female artist in 2009 behind releases by Susan Boyle, Lily Allen and Leona Lewis and was the twenty-second best-selling album of 2009, and the forty-third best-selling album of 2010. The album spent 60 weeks on the UK Albums Chart and has been certified double platinum by The British Recorded Music Industry for shipments over 600,000 copies.[5] "Broken Heels" was released as the album third single and "All Night Long" featuring Pitbull as the fourth. "All Night Long" received a platinum certification and Burke was nominated for another BRIT Award in 2010. "Start Without You" was released in mid-2010 and the song went onto top the UK Singles Chart, "The Silence" was released as the final single from the album.

Work began in 2011 on a second studio album, titled Heartbreak on Hold - was released on the 4 June 2012. The lead single, "Elephant" - featuring Erick Morillo - was released on 11 March 2012 through RCA Records, where it debuted at number three in the United Kingdom; marking Burke's sixth top ten single as a solo artist. A second single, "Let It Go" was released and underperfomed peaking at 33. The album then debuted and peaked at 18

Albums

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL
[8]
GER
[9]
IRE
[10]
NLD
[11]
SCO
[12]
SWI
[13]
Overcome 1 54 73 60 2 61 1 54
Heartbreak on Hold
  • Released: 4 June 2012
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, digital download
18 27 20
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

Extended plays

List of extended plays
Title Extended play details
Christmas Gift
  • Released: 23 December 2012[15]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: digital download
#NewRules
  • Released: 30 August 2013[16]
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[6]
AUS
[17]
AUT
[7]
BEL
[8]
GER
[18]
IRE
[10]
NLD
[19]
SCO
[12]
SWE
[20]
SWI
[13]
"Hallelujah" 2008 1 53 1 1
  • UK: 2× Platinum[14]
Overcome
"Bad Boys"
(featuring Flo Rida)
2009 1 22 12 14 1 8 1 6 12
"Broken Heels" 2010 8 5 3
"All Night Long"
(featuring Pitbull)
4 48 7 60 1 24 3 57 60
"Start Without You"
(featuring Laza Morgan)
1 10 5 77 1
"The Silence" 16 66 30 10 66
"Elephant"
(featuring Erick Morillo)
2012 3 43 7 2 Heartbreak on Hold
"Let It Go" 33 41 27
"Where Do Hearts Go" 2014 TBA
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[6]
AUT
[7]
GER
[18]
IRE
[10]
SWE
[20]
SWI
[13]
"Hero"
(with The X Factor Finalists 2008)
2008 1 1
  • UK: 2× Platinum[14]
Charity singles
"Everybody Hurts"
(with Helping Haiti)
2010 1 23 16 1 21 16
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

Other charted songs

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year charted and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album/single
UK
[22]
"Good Night Good Morning"
(featuring Ne-Yo)
2009 129 Overcome

Music videos

Year Song Director
2008 "Hero" Max and Dania
"Hallelujah" Max and Dania
2009 "Bad Boys" Bryan Barber
"Broken Heels" Frank Borin
2010 "Everybody Hurts" Joseph Kahn
"All Night Long" Dale "Rage" Resteghini
"Start Without You" Max and Dania
"The Silence" Nzingha Stewart
2012 "Elephant" Amit & Naroop
"Let It Go" Ben Peters

References

  1. ^ Schmidt, Veronica (16 December 2008). "X Factor's Alexandra Burke breaks Leona Lewis record". London: The Times. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alexandra is first million-seller". BBC News. 9 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Radio 1 - The Official Chart with Reggie Yates - Top 100 Downloads of All Time". BBC. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  4. ^ a b Hardy, Alex (2009-10-17). "Alexandra Burke: Overcome". The Times (London: Times Newspapers Ltd.). Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ a b c "UK Charts > Alexandra Burke". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  7. ^ a b c "Austrian Charts > Alexandra Burke" (in German). austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  8. ^ a b "Belgium (Flanders) Charts > Alexandra Burke". ultratop.be/nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  9. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Burke, Alexandra / Longplay" (in German). musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Irish Charts > Alexandra Burke". irish-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  11. ^ "Dutch Charts > Alexandra Burke" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  12. ^ a b "Scottish Charts> Alexandra Burke". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  13. ^ a b c "Swiss Charts > Alexandra Burke" (in German). hitparade.ch Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "BPI > Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  15. ^ "Alexandra Burke releases Christmas EP as free download - listen". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Alexandra Burke unveils EP '#NewRules', covers Coldplay - listen". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Alexandra Burke feat. Pitbull - All Night Long". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  18. ^ a b "Chartverfolgung / Burke, Alexandra / Single" (in German). musicline.de PhonoNet. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  19. ^ [2][dead link]
  20. ^ a b "Swedish Charts > Alexandra Burke". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  21. ^ [3][dead link]
  22. ^ "UK Singles Chart: CLUK Update (31.10.2009 – Week 43)". Zobbel.de. Official Charts Company. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2012.