"The Boy Does Nothing" is the third single from Alesha Dixon and the first one from her second album, The Alesha Show, released on Asylum Records, an offshoot of Atlantic Records.
"The Boy Does Nothing" is the first single taken from The Alesha Show, her first album since her win in the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. It was written by Dixon and Xenomania. The song itself has a mambo-esque feel to it, and contains lyrics referring to a man who cannot dance and who does no housework.
The video for "The Boy Does Nothing" is directed by the art director from the film Moulin Rouge!, Michael Gracey. It takes place in a theatre style room, where two children are spying on the floor below. Dixon is dancing on a stage with six other girls dressed in pink. There are also couples around the room dancing along as well. Towards the end of the video, everyone starts to sing the last lines of the songs a cappella, and various male dancers try to impress Dixon with their good dancing.
Dixon performed her new single on the results show of Strictly Come Dancing on 19 October 2008, with the show's professional dancers, including her professional partner whilst on the show in 2007, Matthew Cutler. On Saturday 8 November, Dixon performed a 5-song set at London's G-A-Y Club. On Friday 14 November, she presented and performed for Children in Need 2008. She presented at the beginning of the show in the BT Tower, monitoring the calls and donations. On Saturday 13 December, Dixon sang at Miss World 2008, which it is said to have been watched by over 2 billion people worldwide. She also performed at GMTV, and on 31 December 2008 she performed on the BBC as part of the New Year celebrations.
The single was physically released on 10 November 2008 and 7 November 2008 in Ireland. The single became her first solo UK Top 10, following a 76 spot jump from #84 to #8 on the UK Singles Chart chart on downloads alone, selling 27,683. The following week Dixon charted at #5 with the physical release of "The Boy Does Nothing". Dixon has since dropped to #6, and has remained at the sixth spot for two weeks. On 30 November 2008, her single remained at #6. The single also become her highest charting single on the Irish Singles Chart, peaking at #19.
The single is set to be released in Spain in February 2009. Alesha started her Spanish tour in January 2009. It has already started to be issued to the clubs.
Alesha Anjanette Dixon first found success with all-girl trio Mis-Teeq notching 8 UK top 20 hits between 2001 and 2003. After her 2007 success in 'Strictly Come Dancing', she scored her first top 5 solo success with the infectious 'The Boy Does Nothing' in November 2008.
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