All Saints

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All Saints 1.9.7.5.
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Four piece all female band comprising members from England and Canada, they formed in 1993. Founding members, Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis were later joined by Canadian-born sisters, Nicole and Natalie Appleton. Another member of the original line-up was Simone Rainford, she left the band in 1995. They…more

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  • Trivia

    • All Saints first post-reunion single "Rock Steady" (released on November 6, 2006) made it to third position on UK Singles Chart. Second "Studio 1" single "Chick Fit" was released on February 26, 2007, as download-only release.

    • All Saint's third album "Studio 1", barely made it to #40 on UK Albums Chart.

    • The soundtrack for movie The Beach (2000), featured All Saints' single "Pure Shores".

    • All Saints 1.9.7.5. released its single "Lets Get Started" in April 1995 in Japan, and later that year, in September, the girls re-recorded single and released it in the UK under the title "If You Wanna Party (I Found Lovin')" with Natalie and Nicole Appleton, singing for the first time in band.

    • All Saints had five number one singles ("Never Ever", "Under the Bridge/Lady Marmalade", "Bootie Call", "Pure Shores" and "Black Coffee").

    • In 1998, All Saints' single "Never Ever" won two Brit Awards - for Best Single and Best Video. This single was sold in over million copies.

    • Albums:

      All Saints (1997)
      Saints and Sinners (2000)
      Studio 1 (2006)

    • All Saints' debut single "I Know Where It's At" made it to #4 position on the UK Single Charts.

    • Natalie Appleton joined All Saints after her parents offered to take care of her two-year-old daughter Rachel.

    • Long before they were members of All Saints, Melanie Blatt met Nicole Appleton at Sylvia Young Theatre School.

    • All Saints performed for the first time at the Touch Magazine stage at Notting Hill Carnival in 1994, under the name All Saints 1.9.7.5.

    • The first band name All Saints came up with was Spice - but soon they decided they need something better.

    • Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis started as backup singers at ZTT Recording Studios.

    • All Saints had two reunions: the first in 1996, when the girls reformed All Saints after Simone Rainford's departure; and the second in 2006, after five years of chasing solo careers.

  • Quotes

    • Shaznay: I used to go out partying just as much as Nic and Nat but I went to places where I was less likely to be photographed. Now I've got my son it has totally changed my life. I've got him in a great routine and everything revolves around that.

    • Melanie: The difference being in All Saints this time around is that we make the rules – and our kids come first.

    • Nicole: We are older and wiser. We don't need to listen to other people. We have our own opinions.

    • Natalie: It's all about communication. It's important that before we talk to other people we talk to each other first.

    • Nicole: Kate Moss is naturally thin so it looks good. Nicole Richie looks ill and old. If girls want to be like that, and they're starving themselves to do it, not only is it wrong, it's unattractive.

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