These days, Alesha Dixon sits on the judging panel, but the Britain’s Got Talent judge started her career on the stage.
The singer was pretty ubiquitous in the early 2000s, thanks to her string of pop hits and her public marriage – and break up – with So Solid Crew rapper MC Harvey.
Ahead of tonight’s BGT 2020 final, we take a trip down memory lane and look at Alesha’s singing career.
Alesha Dixon’s musical career – from Mis-Teeq to solo star
Alesha, 42, rose to prominent as part of trio Mis-Teeq.
The singer formed the band – which was originally a four-piece – with Sabrina Washington, who she met at dance classes which she had been taking while working at Ladbrokes.
The pair formed the band in 1997 and were joined by third member Tina Barnett, who left in 1998 to join none other than S Club Seven.
She was replaced by by Zena McNally and Su-Elise Nash.
The band released their debut single, Why, in 2000. Shortly after, Zena left and the band became a trio.
Mis-Teeq went on to have two top ten albums and seven consecutive top ten singles: Why, All I Want, One Night Stand, B With Me, Roll On/This is How We Do It, Scandalous and Can’t Get Back.
Scandalous sold 195,000 copies in the UK, making it the trio’s biggest single.
The band’s record label Telstar records went bankrupt in 2004, and the girls called it a day in 2005.
Alesha then pursued a solo career, releasing singles such as Lipstick, Knock Down, The Boy Does Nothing, Let’s Get Excited, To Love Again, Drummer Boy and Radio.
Her 2008 hit, The Boy Does Nothing, reached number 5 in the UK singles chart.
In September 2009, Alesha joined Strictly Come Dancing as a judge – a role she held for three series, before she left in 2012 to become a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.
Her last album, Do It For Love, was released in October 2015 and peaked at number 81 on the UK singles chart.
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