Girls Aloud


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About Girls Aloud

One of Britain's premier 21st-century girl bands, Girls Aloud released a slew of chart-ruling singles during their 11-year run. Formed in 2002 during the second series of ITV’s singing competition Popstars, Girls Aloud were made up of Newcastle’s Cheryl Tweedy, Stamford’s Nicola Roberts, Derry’s Nadine Coyle, Bradford’s Kimberley Walsh and Asot’s Sarah Harding. Their first single, the rock-tinged harmony showcase “Sound of the Underground”, topped the singles chart in December 2002, and the group remained a constant presence in the Top 10 while playing with different styles over the rest of the decade. Uptempo cuts like the feisty 2004 hit “Love Machine” and the playful 2005 track “Biology” showcased the group’s spiky charisma, while romantic cuts like 2008’s retro-’60s throwback “The Promise” and the plush 2009 single “The Loving Kind” reminded listeners that they’d come together because of their vocal prowess. Girls Aloud officially disbanded in 2013, a few hours after playing their final gig in Liverpool, leaving behind a string of pop confections that helped define British music in the 2000s.

London, England
December 2002
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