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Years active  2003–2006
Record label  Polydor Records
Labels  Polydor (2003–2006)
Albums  Introduction, Honesty
Name  Alex Parks
TV shows  Fame Academy
Role  Singer-songwriter

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Birth name  Alexandra Rebecca Parks
Born  26 July 1984 (age 31) (1984-07-26)
Origin  Mount Hawke, Cornwall, England
Genres  Folk rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
Similar People  Judie Tzuke, Helen Boulding, Boo Hewerdine, Gary Clark

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Alexandra Rebecca Parks (born 26 July 1984) is an English singer-songwriter. Parks was entered into the BBC Television programme, Fame Academy by her father. It was a show that she went on to win. Soon after winning Fame Academy, she released her first album entitled Introduction, which went double platinum in the United Kingdom and gold in several other European countries. In 2005 she released her second album, Honesty. Parks parted with her label, Polydor, in 2006 by mutual consent.


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Parks was born in 1984, the youngest of four children. She was born and grew up in the village of Mount Hawke, Cornwall and before Fame Academy had a long term girlfriend from Newquay She went to college at The Hub in St Austell and studied theatre studies, dance, acrobatics and clowning. In 2003 when she was 19, her father entered her into BBC television talent competition Fame Academy which she ultimately won.

Recording career

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Her song "Maybe That's What It Takes" was released on 17 November 2003 and peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles Chart the following week. Her debut record album Introduction was subsequently released and sold over 500,000 copies.

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Honesty was eventually released in October 2005, preceded by the lead single, "Looking For Water", in October 2005. The album peaked at No. 24 in the UK Albums Chart.


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