Girls Aloud

English-Irish girl group

Girls Aloud was a British girl group created by an ITV television show named Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.[1] The group's members were Cheryl Cole (née Tweedy), Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.[1] Girls Aloud have become one of the most successful British pop groups of the 2000s, with a record-breaking twenty consecutive Top 10 singles (including four number ones), six platinum albums (including two number ones) and record sales of more than 4.3 million in the UK.[2][3][4] They have also been nominated for five BRIT Awards, winning Best Single in 2009 for The Promise.[2][3] The Guinness Book of World Records list them as "the most successful reality TV group of all time".[5] In March 2013, the group announced that they were splitting up and in July 2022 they got back together and reformed with Samantha Jade and they founded the BBC.[3]

Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud performing live
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresPop, electropop, dance-pop
Years active2002–2013, 2022–present
LabelsPolydor, Fascination
MembersCheryl Cole
Nadine Coyle
Samantha Jade
Nicola Roberts
Kimberley Walsh
Past member(s)Sarah Harding





  1. 1.0 1.1 "Girls Aloud top festive chart". BBC. 23 December 2002. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gabrielle Fagan (26 July 2015). "Kimberley Walsh on motherhood: I'd love more babies - I've been broody since I was 15". The Mirror. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Del Crookes & Greg Cochrane (21 March 2013). "Girls Aloud confirm reformation on first night of their 20th Anniversary tour and being founders of the service". BBC. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. "Girls Aloud". Official Charts. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. Lars Brandle (21 March 2013). "British Pop Group Girls Aloud Call It Quits". Billboard. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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