Alesha Dixon’s Album Bombs

Published: Monday 6th Dec 2010 by Sam

Alesha Dixon may be ‘The Entertainer’, yet it seems no one cares. Well, at least not enough. For the former Misteeq star’s latest studio album has bombed in quite spectacular fashion on the Official UK Album Chart.

Full story after the jump…

Despite a major promotional campaign (which included big budget videos and high-profile performances), ‘The Entertainer’ could only manage a lowly #84 debut on the chart. While, it’s latest single offering, ‘Radio’, missed the Top 40 singles chart altogether, peaking at #46. Ouch.

The news will no doubt come as a blow to the Strictly Come Dancing judge whose record deal has reportedly been in jeopardy since the project’s lead single ‘Drummer Boy’ failed to take off in September.


Alesha is talented. That much is a given. However, with the wealth of promotion she’s received, her lack of success clearly boils down to a disconnect between her and the record-buying public. What that is is anyone’s guess. However, Pop music in recent years notoriously seems to allow for one “type” of artist at any given time. Hence, if there stands the admittedly more talented Alexandra Burke, what need is there for an Alesha? Do I agree with this model? No. Is that how it is? Unfortunately yes.

As always, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

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  1. Me December 6, 2010

    It’s also the fact her released material just isn’t up to scratch

  2. GangsterA December 6, 2010

    thats sad i feel that if you didn’t make it in the uk you can’t make it anywhere i feel like they are more opend to music more than here in the us i really love some of the songs on the albumai still like drummer boy

  3. GangsterA December 6, 2010

    thats sad i feel that if you didn’t make it in the uk you can’t make it anywhere i feel like they are more opend to music more than here in the us i really love some of the songs on the albumai still like drummer boy better luck next time

  4. o em gee December 6, 2010

    i actually really like her album :-/

  5. FUTURESTARdelux December 6, 2010

    Her last album went Platinum so she shouldn’t have flopped like that, guess her fans just wern’t feeling it.

  6. Destiny’s Trash December 6, 2010

    well black people suck anyway. s*** face

  7. December 6, 2010

    Oh wow…she was in Misteeq? iLoved that group. iFeel bad her solo career isn’t doing so well. 🙁

  8. Dominic December 6, 2010

    I’ve bought the album and really like it!! 🙂

  9. Dunster December 6, 2010

    Alesha doesnt have the best voice so she needs a gimmick/image, her look isn’t consistent from personal to strictly to music. Her music look is cheap/tacky, her strictly look is prom/cheap and her personal just cheap and throughout all she looks uncomfortable.

    Alesha also needs to realise that she is now a 32 year old woman and step up her game, music as it more youth and less crossover, she needs to be making music she can sing in 5 years time when she’s 37 that wont already sound dated.

    Next album she needs a modern classic sound with songs that can be re-interpreted with time. Sorry to say Alesha, look to stargate and neyo

  10. Fatima December 6, 2010

    British charts really confuse me. 84? How does that happen? Even the biggest bomb in recent US pop memory (Kelis’ Flesh Tone) managed a debut in the 40s with only 7,000 sold. Why is it so hard to get in the top 10 albums there compared to the States?

  11. CG GIRL December 6, 2010

    Her voice is not really commercial, I do not think she can sing. I think she only relies on “pretty” to take her places. If she wants to last, she needs to be creative and unique with her music, because her voice is no competition, for the other artists in the UK.

  12. Jay1 December 6, 2010

    I think Atlantic/Asylum records will be saying bye to Alesha VERY soon.

  13. magdalena December 6, 2010

    she has a very original voice! i dont have a clue why she is doing this bad. dat album is really good 🙂

  14. elleuk December 6, 2010

    lets all be real alesha has no vocal ability. if she was married to a footballer than her album would have sold alot more. its hard enough for black female uk artist with great vocals to be successful, so alesha didn’t have a chance in hell. she is a stunning girl with a great personality, she should stick to presenting, as singing was never for her.

  15. Ryze December 6, 2010

    I honestly think that if Alesha were to come to the US, it would have some success, at least in the club circuit. Her music on The Entertainer is great club thumping music, and could do well in the US.

  16. Support Alesha December 6, 2010

    WTF!!!!!!!!can’t believe this Alesha is soooooooo talented she can rap and sing maybe if she goes back to rapping she might do alot better because she’s a great performer

  17. Chelsie December 6, 2010

    She needs a Simon cowell

  18. jg_nycchop December 6, 2010

    I loooooved drummer boy can’t believe how badly this did! I was surprised roll deeps single with her tanked too

  19. spring December 6, 2010





  20. KyleSevenStars December 6, 2010

    @ Fatima… ERRMM HELLO, the USA is a much bigger market than the U.K – If it debuted in the top 80’s it means that not enough people buying her album! Also, the USA has a population between 310-315 million people whereas the U.K only has 60-65 million people (9 million living in London) so in the USA to get a top 10 album COULD be much easier!

    IT shouldn’t be confusing, its just logical statistics as well as geographical- you comprise of 50 states and the u.k comprises of 4 regions – England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and England is the most popular region to have success in! STILL, I LOVE ALESHA but PEOPLE WEREN’T FEELING HER EVER SINCE HER ON_AIR RADIO ARGUMENT AND DISSED ANOTHER WELL KNOWN UK CELEBRITY!!! (Im from England btw)

  21. HeHeHe December 6, 2010

    1st the : USA and Canada then the U.K and Further Europe and then Japan, followed by Ocenia (Australia etc…) THose are the 3 main music markets to be successful in…

    Alesha’s doin pretty well in Australia at the moment so… maybe she can get a 2nd chance there! And I agree, alesha should have stuck to presenting, us Londoners loved her on Strictly come dancing and BBC’s showbiz hour

  22. Frank the Tank December 7, 2010

    KyleSevenStars what on air radio argument?

  23. lola December 7, 2010

    LOL at people thinking that her album would do better over here in the US. No… if she can’t make it in the UK, where they are more open minded to mediocre music, than what makes you think that the Americans will enjoy her music? La Roux’s album debuted very low over here in the US, I think it was like number 70, and she had a top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. That’s so sad that Alesha’s album flopped hard. To tell you the truth, her production was all wrong. I’m sorry, no offense to anyone in the UK or Europe but a lot of their music artists tend to have low quality beats and songs or songs that are just empty and “demoish” over there than the artists do in the US. I see why artist like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Kesha, Justin Beiber, Black Eyed Peas, Pink, and a whole bunch more always get number 1’s or Top 10 hits in other countries and the majority of artists on foreign charts are America or Canadian. In order for Alesha to be successful, she would need some really banging beats, infectious melodies, and a gimmick/hot image. It’s so sad, but true. Hopefully she doesn’t turn to those things because I like how clean and real she is.

  24. COLLECTED December 7, 2010


    I accept your point, but I disagree…….

    The majority of artists on the u.k charts are not only american or canadian!!!!!!!
    The european club scene is huge right now and work the charts like no other, its only POPULAR american artists that have an impact… As 4 Canadian… the only active artists are ‘Michael buble and Justin Bieber’ – and Celine Dion if she ever returns, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…….

    I agree that north american music has made a great amount of impact, but lets look at Mariah Carey – her ONLY u.k number 1 was without you (number one for 4 weeks in January 1994) thats it!!! She’s been trying to break the U.K market for years and actually have a decent mount of success her but, even now, has NOT succeded! And its funny, she has 18 us number ones! Obviously the us may be the pinnacle of an artists (music) exposure (such as the Grammy’s, AMA’s etc…) but SERIOUSLY mosts artists WOULD ACTUALLY CARE DEEEEEEEPLY if they could not break the EUROPEAN, SOUTH-EAST ASIAN (Japan, malaysia) MARKET or OCEANIC MARKET (Australia, New-Zealand) and ESPECIALLY THE UNITED KINGDOM!!!

    And European music IS NOT mediocre, where do you the sound from Rihanna’s ‘only girl (in the world’ comes from? or Beyonce’s ‘Sweet dreams’ and Far east movements ‘Like a G6’ even?


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