Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon

British singer, model, dancer and TV presenter.
Date of Birth: 07.10.1978
Country: Great Britain

Content:
  1. Biography of Alesha Dixon
  2. Introduction
  3. Early Life and Education
  4. Early Career and Mis-Teeq
  5. Success with Mis-Teeq
  6. Solo Career
  7. Conclusion

Biography of Alesha Dixon

Introduction

Alesha Dixon is a British singer, model, dancer, and television presenter. She first gained fame as a member of the R&B/garage trio Mis-Teeq, which disbanded in 2005. Dixon then embarked on a solo career, signing a contract with Polydor Records.

Early Life and Education

Alesha Dixon was born in Welwyn Garden City to English mother Beverly Harris and Jamaican father Melvin Dixon. She has five biological brothers - Adrian, Mark, John, Jerome, and Callum - as well as one step-sister, Lianne. Dixon received her education at Monk's Walk School in Welwyn Garden City. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, and she described her upbringing as "very troubled."

Early Career and Mis-Teeq

Dixon's first job was with the company Ladbrokes. She initially aspired to become a teacher and planned to attend Loughborough University, but she ended up enrolling in a dance school in London. During a trip back home, Dixon had the idea to form a girl group, although her father encouraged her to pursue an academic education. Ignoring her father's advice, Dixon decided to pursue a music career. She met Sabrina Washington, who was also attending the Fulham dance school in West London, and together they formed the group Mis-Teeq. They later invited Su-Elise Nash to join them, creating a popular British R&B/garage group.

Success with Mis-Teeq

Mis-Teeq signed a contract with Telstar Records and released their debut album single, "Why?" in 1999. The group experienced success with their album "Lickin' on Both Sides," which was released in 2001. They were nominated for BRIT Awards and Music of Black Origin Awards in 2002. After the success of their album, Mis-Teeq became the faces of the sports store JD Sports. They released their second album "Eye Candy" in 2003, which included hit singles like "Scandalous." The group toured in the United States and recorded the single "One Night Stand" before disbanding in 2005.

Solo Career

After the breakup of Mis-Teeq, Dixon pursued a solo career and signed a three-album contract with Polydor Records worth £500,000. She spent a year writing and recording her debut solo album, "Fired Up," which featured collaborations with Richard X, Xenomania, Johnny Douglas, Brian Higgins, and Estelle. Dixon released her first single, "Superficial," in June 2005, followed by "Lipstick" in August 2006. However, her solo career faced setbacks, and Polydor Records dropped her. In 2007, Dixon participated in the show "Strictly Come Dancing" and won. This success led her to sign with Asylum Records and release her second album, "The Alesha Show," in 2008. The album received a platinum certification from the British Phonographic Industry. Dixon returned as a judge for the seventh season of "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2009 and released her third studio album, "The Entertainer," in 2010.

Conclusion

Alesha Dixon is a multi-talented British artist who achieved fame as a member of the group Mis-Teeq and later as a successful solo artist. With her musical talent, vibrant personality, and captivating performances, Dixon has left a lasting impact on the British music industry.

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