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Sugababes are a BRIT Award-winning British pop group trio from London, and are the Most Successful Female Act of the 21st Century.The group formed in 1998 releasing eighteen singles, 6 of those reaching #1 in the UK and five albums that have reached top 40 charts worldwide, they have had more top ten hits with original songs than any other girl group since The Supremes, Destiny's Child, and Bananarama. The Sugababes are one of the few British groups to have four of their albums reach the top 3. In 2003, they won a Brit Award for Best Dance Act.
The group has so far attained at least platinum album sales from four of their albums in their native UK. They are also very famous other than UK, the fan following lies in Asia, Australia, and other regions of the world. The group became the first pop group ever to play the main stage at the popular Glastonbury Festival.Upon their release of About You Now, the Sugababes became the first group to have a single chart at #1 based on downloads alone, and are also the only all female act to have topped the single, album and download chart simultaneously twice.
The group was created, when Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena, friends since they were only eight years of age, met Siobh?n Donaghy at a 1998 party when they were thirteen, and were introduced by manager, Ron Tom. Buena and Donaghy had been working separately with Tom, and while they were recording tracks for the album that would become One Touch, it was suggested that the group might work better with a third member. Buchanan had been invited to come along to watch by Buena and she started singing for the group.The name Sugababes originates from Buchanan's school nickname, Sugar baby. While recording the album the band was officially known as The Sugababies. When all the band members were aged just fourteen, they were offered a record contract by London Records and tweaked their name to the more mature Sugababes. This is also possibly due to the fact that there was already a band called Sugababies.Their debut single Overload made the UK Top 10 and was nominated for a BRIT Award for Best Single, climbing to number 3 in Germany and number 2 in New Zealand. The group co-wrote most of the tracks on One Touch, with the help of All Saints producer Cameron McVey.
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They have already started working on second album so Heidi Range, the trio looked for a new record label, eventually signing to Island Records. Their first single on the new label, Freak Like Me, was produced by Richard X - recorded in Richard X's own flat, and one of the last tracks to be recorded for the album. The song used the backing track from Are Friends Electric?
The group's third album Three was released in late 2003 and continued success reaching number three on the UK Album Chart. It was the group's third UK number one single and their first number one in Denmark. It reached number two in Ireland, Netherlands and Norway, and also became the babes' first single to chart in the official Billboard charts peaking at #96 and hit the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart at #1. It also performed well on the Hot Dance Airplay chart.The second single, Too Lost in You which appeared on the soundtrack to the film Love Actually went top ten in the UK, Germany, Netherlands and Norway, as well as going top ten on both sides of the Straits of Taiwan. The album's third single, In the Middle released in 2004, went to number 8 in the UK. The fourth single to be released from Three was the ballad, Caught in a Moment, gave the girls another top 10 hit.
In 2004, the trio joined acts such as Coldplay's Chris Martin, Dido and Robbie Williams on a 2004 version of the 1984 Band Aid's original Do They Know It's Christmas? All the money raised by this charity single went towards famine relief in the Darfur region of Sudan.
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Sugababes have appeared on many music shows such as ? CD:UK ? TOTP? MTV ? Pop world? VIVAAwards shows such as the ? MOBO Awards,? NME Awards, ? MTV Europe Music Awards,? BRIT Awards TV shows such as ? The Paul O'Grady Show,? BBC 1, ? T4, ? The Charlotte Church Show, ? Ant & Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayLive performances include ? Glastonbury festival, ? Prince's Trust,? Live 8 Edinburgh, Performing in countries around the world including ? Portugal,? Germany,? Japan, ? Australia? South Africa
In 2006 they performed Hole in the Head at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Coliseum. On 18 October 2007, the Sugababes performed at Swarovski Fashion Rocks 2007, for the Princes Trust concert. The girls sang a unique rendition of Lady Marmalade alongside Patti LaBelle for the finale of the concert, receiving a standing ovation from the audience in the Royal Albert Hall.