Alesha Dixon rose to stardom in the British girl band Mis-Teeq, but this year the pop singer is fast making a name for herself as a solo artist.
Her latest album, The Alesha Show, recently went platinum in the UK and her first single, The Boy Does Nothing, is in the ARIA Top 10.  Like many pop princessess, Dixon is counting on the support of the international gay community to push her up the charts.
“I hope I have a gay following,” Dixon laughed.
“When I was in Mis-Teeq we always loved going to G.A.Y and when you’re on that stage you can be more outrageous. The energy is incredible and it’s one of my favourite clubs to perform at.”
Since the album release critics have started calling Dixon  the ‘British Beyonce’ — a tag she is understandably flattered by.
But while comparisons to the booty babe are nice, Dixon said she was more concerned about ensuring she released an album that reflected a worldly truth.
“The most important thing for me is that the album is honest and that’s the difference from being in Mis-Teeq and now being on my own,” she told Sydney Star Observer.
“When you’re in a girl group the subject matter is quite generic and fun.
“When you step out on your own, you want it to be about your life experience and want people who are buying your album to be able to relate to the songs.
“I tried to create a balance between songs like The Boy Does Nothing and Let’s Get Excited which are fun, and personal songs like Breathe Slow and Can I Begin.”
Thanks to a leg-up by winning Strictly Dancing, Dixon has burst back on the scene with her ballsy attitude and R&B-flavoured vocals.
“I wasn’t worried about having the girl band tag as I was proud to be with them and the music,” Dixon said.
“The thing I was worried about was if I can be as successful as Mis-Teeq and there’s a pressure to live up to something that you’ve been a part of — I’m still climbing towards that.”

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