X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has signed a $3.5m record deal, her spokeswoman has confirmed. Burke, 20, who became the first British female solo artist to sell a million copies in the UK of her debut single Hallelujah, has settled the deal with Epic Records. The singer is expected to fly to the U.S. to meet Simon Cowell and the rest of the team who will help with her launch. Burkeâs deal follows former X Factor winner Leona Lewis, who also signed a huge US deal. Burke will be working closely with Clive Davis, the man who discovered singer Whitney Houston and mentors Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake. Burke took the title on the fifth series of The X Factor, after previously auditioning but failing to get through to the live shows.
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