Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Girls Aloud!

Girls Aloud are a Smash Hits Poll Winners, TMF Award winning and BRIT Award nominated British girl group who found fame after winning the ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 on which they were created. The group, consisting of Cheryl Cole (née Tweedy), Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, has gone on to become one of the most successful British pop groups of the decade with a record breaking sixteen consecutive Top 10 singles (including three number ones), four platinum albums (including a number one) and record sales in excess of 4.6 million in the UK alone.

Their British production team Xenomania are well-known for embracing various influences, from Electronica, House, Power Pop and Dance among others. Indeed, the music of Girls Aloud ranges from the distinctly 1980s sound of "No Good Advice" and "Jump" to the sixties sound of "Love Machine" to the more futuristic sound of " The Show" and "Sexy! No No No..."

Girls Aloud hold the record for the shortest time between forming and reaching number one in the UK Charts (with their platinum-selling début single "Sound of the Underground"), and have since become one of the few reality television groups to have had continued success with Guinness World Records listing them as the Most Successful Reality TV Group in the 2007 edition. Their record of sixteen consecutive top ten singles is also unmatched by any other girl group, beating the Spice Girls' previous record of ten.

For a contemporary pop group manufactured on reality television they have received unprecedented praise from broadsheet newspapers and the rock music press, with publications including the Observer Music Monthly, and the NME giving their music rave reviews, with The Observer calling "Biology" the "single of the decade".



Anonymous said...

Amazing photos, amazing music.
Gotta love GA <3

Jess said...

I love girls aloud. They're better than any other girlband ever. Nadine's my favourite but I love Cheryl and the others as well. Fantastic photos. Love GA's sense of style. Incredible. They're my favourite girl band. S club 7 should get back together and do a versus single with girls aloud!!!