Mutya Buena

British musician

Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena (born 21 May 1985) is an English singer and songwriter. She is best known for being a member of the Sugababes.

Mutya Buena
Buena performing live.
Buena performing live.
Background information
Birth nameRosa Isabel Mutya Buena
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 36)
Kingsbury, London, England
  • Singer-songwriter
Years active1998–present
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Buena was born in Kingsbury, London to a Filipino father and Irish mother.[1]


Buena became famous as a member of girl group Sugababes in 2000. The band released three studio albums with Buena as a member. She left the band in 2005.[2] In 2007 Buena released an album on her own called Real Girl. It reached number ten in the UK Albums Chart. Five songs from the album were released as singles. The album's first single, "Real Girl", reached number two in the UK Singles Chart. "Song 4 Mutya" was released as the second single.[3] In 2008 the record label that released the album dropped Buena because the album did not sell as many copies as they hoped. On 2 January 2009, Buena entered Celebrity Big Brother 6 as a housemate. On 16 January 2009 Buena chose to leave the Big Brother House.[4] In 2010 Buena said that she did not want to be a musician anymore and that she was training to become a child psychologist.[5] In 2011 Buena started a new band called Mutya Keisha Siobhan with Keisha Buchanan and Siobhán Donaghy. They released their first single "Flatline" in 2013.

Personal lifeEdit

In March 2005 Buena gave birth to a daughter called Tahlia.[6]



  1. "A Sugababe is reborn". Mail Online.
  2. "Colourful past of pop's Sugababes". 21 December 2005 – via
  3. "Official Charts Company".
  4. (17 January 2009). "Celebrity Big Brother: Mutya Buena walks out of show after Tina is evicted". dailyrecord.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. Patterson, Sylvia (6 April 2007). "Sylvia Patterson talks to ex-Sugababe Mutya Buena about her new solo career" – via