The Lumineers have robbed reunited girl band All Saints of a return to the top of the U.K. album chart.
The folk-rock band has scored its first U.K. number one with Cleopatra in one of the closest chart battles in recent years.
Drake also scores his first U.K. number one on the singles chart, as his Wizkid & Kyla collaboration, One Dance, debuts at the top, ahead of Sia's Cheap Thrills.
BBC bosses have assured wannabe pop acts they will be treated with respect following claims by reunited girl group All Saints they were once told to strip for an episode of Top of the Pops.
The foursome insist sexism behind the cameras on the BBC's top shows was rampant during their heyday in the late 1990s, and the band was once asked to pose topless for a planned silhouette backdrop on the BBC's leading music programme.
"They were filming images of us to use as a backdrop and they wanted us to take our tops off," singer Shaznay Lewis told the BBC.
"The vision was that we looked naked and we didn't want that vision," added Natalie Appleton.
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The girl group called it quits in 2001, but are now back with new album ‘Red Flag’.
All Saints are back with their first new album since 2009 and let’s hope this time around the foursome are getting along better. Appearing on ‘Alan Carr Chatty Man’, the group’s members, Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton, revealed the real reason behind their initial split in 2001, saying they ‘kind of hated each other’.
All Saints are back with new album Red Flag.
“We just weren’t really getting on any more and we kind of hated each other so we just thought ‘f**k it, let’s stop,’” said Melanie. “Which was the right thing to do, I think,” Shaznay added. “We didn’t do it for the money. We didn’t carry on for the money like some bands even though they hated each other,” Melanie then continued.
Rocker Liam Gallagher apparently loves All Saints' new song about his divorce from bandmember Nicole Appleton.
The track, titled One Strike, is about a phone call Nicole made to bandmate Shaznay Lewis after it was revealed that Liam had fathered a child with American journalist Liza Ghorbani.
The revelations saw the couple undertake divorce proceedings and their split was finalised in December last year (15).
Although the video for One Strike features Nicole throwing away one of the former Oasis frontman's trademark Parka coats, according to Nicole he loves the record.
Continue reading: Nicole Appleton: 'Liam Gallagher Loves Divorce Song'
All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis has denied Melanie Brown's claim that the Spice Girl beat her up in a bathroom fight.
Melanie claimed during a recent interview that she had become embroiled in a nasty fight with her fellow 1990s girlband star in a bathroom at a party because Shaznay had given her "attitude".
"There was this girl group called All Saints," she says on the Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast. "And I had already beaten up one of them in the bathroom, the black girl, Shaznay... She started giving me attitude so I went into the bathroom and tried to rip her weave off. And she chokes me and we got split up, but I won."
A representative for Shaznay, 40, insists the star is bewildered by the story as it is a complete fabrication. The rep said, "Mel B once came to an All Saints show and was invited to the afterparty. Mel and Shaznay just had a brief, friendly chat. So we are baffled as to why Mel would make this up."
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British pop stars All Saints are hitting the stage for a reunion tour to celebrate the release of their comeback album.
The dates will mark the Never Ever girl group's first proper tour in 15 years.
Shaznay Lewis and her bandmates announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday (15Mar16), writing, "SO SO excited to announce we're going on tour!"
Lewis, Melanie Blatt and sisters Natalie and Nicole Appleton initially reunited after they were asked to join the Backstreet Boys as special guests on the U.K. dates of their In a World Like This tour in 2013.
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All Saints singer Melanie Blatt has moved in with bandmate Nicole Appleton.
Melanie lived on the Spanish island of Ibiza before the group reunited to support the Backstreet Boys on tour in 2014, but she has now moved back to the U.K. to work on the group's revival and new album.
Melanie and her daughter Lillyella are living in Nicole's home following her bandmate's divorce from British rocker Liam Gallagher in 2014.
Melanie reveals to Britain's Observer Music magazine that she still has a place in Ibiza but is currently with Nicole, who adds, "Which was our dream. Eleven years old we said we're going to live together one day and we are... Perfect. We like the same TV. The same food, same everything."
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British/canadian Girl Group All Saints Are Releasing A Comeback Single Inspired By Singer Nicole Appleton's Headline-grabbing Split From Rocker Liam Gallagher.
Nicole, who shot to fame in the group in the 1990s alongside her sister Natalie and Brits Shaznay Lewis and Melanie Blatt, married the former Oasis frontman in 2008 but they divorced in 2014 after 14 years together.
The split was sparked by the news that Gallagher had fathered a lovechild with a U.S. journalist, and now Natalie and her All Saints bandmates have revealed they tapped into the scandal when penning their comeback song, One Strike.
Shaznay says, "When I write, I just think about what's on my mind. The lyrics came from somewhere very real. Nic was going through a lot of things at that time. That was at the forefront of my mind because it was the heaviest thing going on."
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Marriage Split Sparked All Saints Comeback Song
The 90s girl group first disbanded in 2001, but reunited again in 2014.
All Saints are back, 19 years after their first single. The 90’s girl group, who were known for their baggy combat trousers, are now all grown up and will release their first single in nine years, ‘One Strike’ next month.
Continue reading: All Saints Are Back With A New Single (And It's About Liam Gallagher)
Rita Ora wants to ''round up the troops'' and form a new all-girl super-group to record a track in the style of Christina Aguilera and co's 2001 smash hit 'Lady Marmalade'.
Rita Ora wants to form an all-girl super-group with Miley Cyrus.
Now she wants to create a modern-day version of the group featuring her, Miley, her 'Back Widow' collaborator Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX.
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