Alesha Dixon

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Alesha Dixon (born 7.10.1978)

Alesha Dixon is an English singer and TV personality. She first found fame in the female pop group Mis-Teeq when her distinctive vocal style made her stand out from the rest of the band. Since the band spilt, she has made numerous television appearances, including being crowned the winner of the popular British TV show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Alesha Dixon: Childhood

Alesha was born to a Jamaican father and an English mother and was one of seven children: two half-brothers and a half sister on her mother's side; three half brothers on her father's side.

Alesha attended Monks Walk School in Welwyn Garden City. She had originally intended to train to become a PE teacher and earned a place at Loughborough University. However, she put her career on hold when she was approached on a train by a record producer who enquired whether or not she could sing.

In 1999, Alesha joined a West London dance academy, 'Dance Attic' and met Sabrina Washington there. The pair met Su-Elise Nash during an audition and, along with Zena McNally, formed Mis-Teeq and signed to Telstar Records.

Alesha Dixon: Musical Career

Mis-Teeq's debut single was released in 2000. After the release of 'Why?' McNally left the band and the remaining three members took the decision to remain as a trio.

The debut album, Lickin' On Both Sides was released in 2001 and spawned several hits, including 'All I Want' and 'Roll On / This Is How We Do It'.

Mis-Teeq's second album, Eye Candy included the singles 'Scandalous' and 'Get It Back'. The band toured the US in 2004 before returning to Europe to work on their third album. Unfortunately for the band, Telstar Records folded, leaving the band with no choice but to release a Greatest Hits compilation under Universal Records. Shortly after this release, the band announced that they would be splitting up in order to pursue solo careers.

Polydor records signed Alesha to a £500.000 record deal. A number of high profile producers worked on the album, including Paul Epworth and Richard X. the debut single from the album, ''Lipstick' was released in 2006 and charted at number 14 in the UK charts. The second single, 'Knockdown', fared less well, peaking at number 45.

Late 2006, it was reported on Alesha's website that the singer had parted company with Polydor Records. The album remained unreleased and Polydor gave Alesha full rights to the work, entitled Fired Up.

In 2008, she announced plans to release the album in Japan and Asia.

Alesha recorded a song, released for download in 2008, for the Ford Focus promotional campaign. The tracks featured musical instruments made from actual car parts.

Alesha Dixon: Modelling

Alesha is represented by Select Model Management. Her past magazine covers include FHM, Arena, Company, and Bliss.

Alesha was chosen as the lead female to star in N*E*R*D's video for 'She Wants To Move', after Pharrell Williams spotted her on the cover of Arena. She has previously been listed in FHM's '100 sexiest women' polls.

Alesha Dixon: Television Appearances

Since leaving Mis-Teeq, Alesha Dixon has appeared in a number of television shows. She has presented the MOBO Awards, CD:UK and the TV coverage of the BRIT Awards.

Alesha has also made guest appearances on the BBC current affairs programme, This Week, as well as winning the 2007 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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It was sad to see how some people strove to use Alesha's divorce against her. However, its great to see that she is too good, too pretty and too bright a star to be dimmed by the sadists. Her resounding success at the 'Strictly shows' go to show that the girl is definitely above the divorce stigma! Go, Alesha, go!!!

6 years 9 months ago
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boomas

They say that you are the most experienced dancer and have had more drama and dance training than any other celebrity dancer, is this true and what experience is it that you have had and how many years prior to the strictly come dancing have you been in any sought of dancing professionally or otherwise?

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Hi sorry to intrude on your forum but i thought you guys might like to see some videos about Alisha Dixon.t5m was lucky enough to be at the Mobo’s and caught up with some of the top talent backstage and on the red carpet. Come to www.t5m.com/mobo-awards to watch the exclusive footage. today

6 years 5 days ago
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nik

It's Great to see alesha doing very well for herself.She's smart,sexy,very attactive,and such a good person too.With all the stress she went through with her ex.I don't think it will be too long before alesha is sweaped off her feet by some handsome stranger.Hopefully it will be me.ha ha ha haa..I wish.She's also very much in demand.With different work projects being offered to her.Alesha is keeping herself busy,which is good.Just recently I saw her in a documentry,talking to girl teenagers trying to look beautiful.Keep going alesha darling.Don't let any doubters bring you to your knees

6 years 2 months ago
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mikee

Aleshas song to love again is fantastic and one of her best so far, Im so confused why this has not gone further in the charts?? mind you i have not heard it played that many times, what has the public become?? since her strictly backlash, they should give her some slack, but then again shes pretty and smart and a woman, some people are horrible to see people like that, i personally think shes fab, but am angry that this song has not been further in the charts. Alesha, the song is great and your a true entertainer, keep trying, even though the horrible haters out there try and get down. This country confuses me, in america you would not find it so hard.

4 years 10 months ago
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leeza webb

Nice to see that women are still held largely responsible for any affair while the man is not even mentioned! Always thought Jamelia was reasonably intelligent and socially aware but I was obviously wrong.

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