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The Sugababes were originally composed of Mutya Buena, Siobhan Donaghy, & Keisha Buchanan. Mutya and Keisha have been friends since they were 8 years old. They met Siobhan at a party and soon discovered that they loved to sing and decided to form a group called "Sugababes". They…more

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  • Trivia

    • After being dropped by London Records in 2001, Sugababes were signed up by Island Records.

    • Video for Sugababes' single "Shape" (directed by Michael Gracey and Peter Cummins) had to be censored, so along with flash-colored suits, Sugababes are also covered in computerized butterflies.

    • Heidi left Atomic Kitten after three years, wanting to sing live and write her own songs.

    • Keisha was born on 30th September, 1984, Heidi on 23rd May, 1983, and Amelle on 22nd April, 1984.

    • Sugababes were named the Best Pop Group of 2006 by "The Mirror".

    • Sugababes' members Keisha Buchanan and Heidi Range flew to South Africa with Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh to visit few vital projects funded by Comic Relief. There, they met 12-year-old girl, raped three years ago, and then abandoned by her family, and 70-year-old woman taking care of her 16 grandchildren.

    • Sugababes performed their duet with Girls Aloud - "Walk This Way" - first time on BBC1's "Fame Academy".

    • Sugababes filmed "Sessions@AOL" mini concert.

    • Sugababes are well-known for rumors of backstage fighting and constant splitting up.

    • Sugababes found a manager after impressing him with an a capella version of En Vogue's "Don't Let Go".

    • Sugababes' first number one single was "Freak Like Me" released on April 22, 2002, and since then sold over 235,000 copies.

    • In April of 2006, Sugababes won Best World Group at the ESKA Music Awards 2006 in Poland.

    • Sugababes' fourth album "Taller in More Ways" became their first UK number one album on 16 October, 2005. On that day, Sugababes were number one in the singles, album, airplay and download charts at the same time.

    • Sugababes' song "Push the Button" was nominated at Brit Awards for Best British Single.

    • Mutya gave a birth to a girl named Tahlia Maya Buena in March 2005.

    • Sugababes is the first pop band that ever played the main stage at Glastonbury Festival.

    • Sugababes attained triple platinum album sales from three of their albums in UK, and worldwide, they have sold over five million albums.

    • Albums:
      One Touch (2000)
      Angels with Dirty Faces (2002)
      Three (2003)
      Taller In More Ways (2005)
      Overloaded: The Singles Collection (2006)

    • Members:
      Heidi Range
      Keisha Buchanan
      Amelle Berrabah

      Former Members:
      Mutya Buena
      Siobhan Donaghy

    • Siobhan left the band during the Sugababes' Japanese promotional tour. She was succeeded by, Heidi India Range.

  • Quotes

    • Keisha: We know that we don't sell our records with sex appeal. For us, it's just about not being bored, trying different things.

    • Keisha: We've been a band for six years and there must be a thousand interviews where we say right form the start, yes, we are three solo artists in a pop group, but we work as a band. We have only achieved half of what we would like, and with Amelle just joining eight months ago it's a brand new start for the band.

    • Keisha (after the Comic Relief visit to 34-year-old HIV positive woman abandoned by her family): It was heartbreaking - she was sick and so were her babies. She didn't even have family support and wasn't getting money from the government. But she wasn't complaining or feeling sorry for herself. She was just getting on with things. I just sat there feeling helpless. Yet she thanked us for what we were doing for Comic Relief. I am a perfectionist and always worry if a single or video could have been better. But with the Comic Relief song, the only thing I care about is how much it raises.

    • Mutya (on having a child): I think it's made me calmer, to the point where I don't go out that much.

    • Keisha: I think for our fans, the one thing Sugababes has come to stand for above all else is our consistent and unique style of music.

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