which included her signing to Asylum Records, an offshoot of Warner Music Group.
is an English singer, dancer, rapper, model and television presenter.
She found fame in the all-female R&B/garage trio Mis-Teeq.
The trio disbanded in 2005 and Dixon pursued a music career as a solo artist, signing to Polydor Records.
She began recording her debut solo album, Fired Up, in 2006, but due to poor record sales of her first two singles, "Lipstick" and "Knockdown", she was dropped from Polydor.
Dixon created a documentary for the BBC, Don't Hit My Mum, regarding the issue of domestic abuse from a child's perspective, and remarked upon her own childhood: "When I think about that time, I don't remember living in harmony, I don't remember any fun times, I suppose because the negativity has clouded it.
The negative times and the scary times have blocked anything that was good ...I believe that every child has the right to grow up in an environment where they feel secure and fearless going into the world, and I didn't really feel that".In January 2012, shortly after completing the ninth series and her third year as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Dixon quit to become a judge on Britain's Got Talent.Alesha Anjanette Dixon was born in Welwyn Garden City to a Jamaican father, Melvin, and British mother, Beverly Harris. Maternally, she has two half-brothers, and on her father's side, she has three half-brothers and a half-sister.She was educated at Monk's Walk School, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.Dixon's parents split up when Dixon was four and Dixon's father moved away, resulting in Dixon later describing her family life as "very dysfunctional".