Sugababes also known as The Sugababes were a British girl group which were formed in 1998 by Ron Tom when the members were still at school. The band has since had a string of hits both in the United Kingdom including six number ones, and in several other countries. The band has changed its line-up three times, because of reported differences between the members of the band. The original lineup was Siobhan, Mutya, and Keisha. Their first album, One Touch, was released in 2000. Siobhan left in 2001. Heidi Range, an original member of Atomic Kitten, replaced her. In 2002 their second album Angels With Dirty Faces was released on Island Records. It reached number 2 in the UK albums chart. Their third album Three was released in 2003. In 2004 they sung "Do They Know It's Christmas" as part of Band Aid 20. It reached No.1. In October 2005 their fourth album Taller in More Ways was released. It was their first UK number one album. It was also popular in other countries including Australia, Ireland, and Switzerland. In December 2005 it was announced that Mutya was no longer a member. Amelle Berrabah replaced her in the same month. "Follow Me Home" was rerecorded and released as the album's fourth single. In 2006 British Hit Singles & Albums named the band the most successful all-female group in the 21st century. They released Overloaded: The Singles Collection, which included two new songs, "Easy" and "Good to Be Gone". The band released their fifth album Change in 2007. It reached number one and sold over 300,000 copies in the UK. In 2008 Catfights and Spotlights was released. Their seventh studio album Sweet 7 was released in March 2010. On 11 April 2011 the band released two albums, The Best of the Bs and The Complete Bs. Both were collections of songs from other albums they had made. The band started a break in 2012 so that the members could do solo work. In 2013 Jade Ewen said that the band had officially split in 2011. The original members have formed a band called Mutya Keisha Siobhan who plan to release their first album in 2014. In their career the band were nominated for forty-one awards, 14 of which they won.
All six members. From left: Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena, Kiesha Buchanan, Amelle Berrabah, Jade Ewen and Heidi Range
|Genres||Pop, dance-pop, dance, R&B|
|Labels||London, Island, Crown Talent & Media Group/RCA|
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