Girls Aloud

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Girls Aloud (formed 2002)

Girls Aloud is a British all-girl pop group. The band formed on the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals. The line-up of the band has remained stable throughout their existence: Cheryl Cole (née Tweedy), Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding.

Girls Aloud: Musical Career

Following their success on Popstars: The Rivals, Girls Aloud released their debut single 'Sound of the Underground'. The song went straight to number one and gave them the record of having the shortest length of time between forming and gaining a number one single. The debut album, released a few months later, was also named Sound of the Underground. It went in at number two, second only to Justin Timberlake's Justified. The album featured tracks written by Bryan McFadden of Westlife and Edele Lynch of B*Witched.

In 2004, Girls Aloud returned to the public arena to promote the debut single from their second album. 'The Show'. The single reached number two in the charts, as did its follow up, "Love Machine'. Their second number one single came with the release of a cover of 'I'll Stand By You', originally by The Pretenders. The album, What Will the Neighbours Say? was released in November 2004. 'Wake Me Up' became the band's eight consecutive single to chart in the top five.

Girl's Aloud's third studio album was named Chemistry. The album featured tracks such as 'Long Hot Summer' and 'Biology.' The album features writing credits for 'N Sync's JC Chasez. Despite critical acclaim, the album peaked at number eleven in the charts; their lowest to date.

The band's cover of 'See the Day' (originally by Dee C. Lee) at Christmas earned the band their largest amount of radio play since their debut single.

In 2006, Girls Aloud released The Sound of Girls Aloud, a compilation of hit singles and unreleased tracks. The double CD featured live cover versions of Blondie's 'Hanging on the Telephone' as well as Kaiser Chiefs' 'I Predict A Riot.'

The release of 'Something Kind Ooooh' saw Girls Aloud become the first band to reach the top five purely on download sales.

In March 2007, Girls Aloud collaborated with Sugababes for a cover of 'Walk This Way', originally by Aerosmith. The collaboration was in aid of the charity Comic Relief.

Girls Aloud's fourth studio album, Tangled Up, was released in 2007. The debut single 'Sexy! No No No' was performed for the first time for the Channel 4 show T4 On The Beach. The album debuted at number four. The album also featured the single 'Can't Speak French.'

'The Promise', released in October 2008, was the first single from the band's fifth studio album. The track debuted at number one in the charts, making it their fourth number one single. The next month, the album, Out of Control was released and also debuted at number one, having sold over 85,000 copies. The next single was confirmed as 'The Loving Kind.'

Girls Aloud: Other Projects

Cheryl Cole is a judge on 2008's series of The X- Factor. She replaced former judge Sharon Osbourne and there has been much media speculation surrounding tensions between Cole and fellow judge Dannii Minogue. Girls Aloud's former manager, Louis Walsh is also a judge on the show.

In 2008, the girls released their own autobiography entitled Dreams That Glitter - Our Story.

Girls Aloud: Personal Lives

Cheryl's relationship with her husband, the footballer Ashley Cole, has been the subject of much tabloid gossip. She briefly stopped wearing her wedding ring when it was revealed that Ashley had cheated on her but reports suggest that the relationship is now back on track.

For a brief while, Nadine Coyle dated the Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe, whilst Sarah Harding was rumoured to be dating the actor Stephen Dorff.

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Kimberley Walsh hopes for Nadine baby bond

26th March 2014 -

 News

Kimberley Walsh hopes to bond with Nadine Coyle over babies. The former Girls Aloud singer, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Justin Scott, admits she and band mate Nadine have 'drifted' apart, but...

Cheryl Cole Wins Big Payout after X-Factor Nightmare

29th November 2013 -

 News

Pop star Cheryl Cole has won a considerable pay-out from the producers of The X-Factor USA, who sacked her after filming just one episode in 2011.At the time, Simon Cowell refused to confirm the reasons...

Nadine Coyle held Girls Aloud 'to ransom'

16th September 2013 -

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Kimberley Walsh has admitted to a rift with former Girls Aloud bandmate Nadine Coyle.The 31-year-old singer - who was part of the chart-topping girl band with Nadine, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts -...

"She's As Tough As Nails" Says Artist: Has Cheryl Cole Defaced Herself With Bum Rose Tattoo?

26th August 2013 -

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Cheryl Cole's new bum tattoo has provoked much derision towards her choice to get a heavy image of red roses tattooed over her cheeks and lower back. Critics have called the singer out as "crazy"...

Danny Dyer To Play Contract Killer in 'Brilliantly Slick' 'Assassin'

5th July 2013 -

 News

Danny Dyer has teamed up with noted action movie producers Jonathan Sothcott and J.K Amalou for the hitman thriller Assassin. Sothcott - a ridiculously prolific producer of action flicks - recently worked with Dyer on...

Cheryl Cole Sees In Her 30th Birthday As She Parties With Girls Aloud And Tre Holloway

1st July 2013 -

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Cheryl Cole has just turned thirty and never being one to leave a good cause for celebration begging, the Girls Aloud singer saw in the big day with her bandmates and new beau, Tom Holloway,...

Kimberley Walsh And Nicola Roberts Arrive Laden With Luggage At LAX

1st July 2013 -

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Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud arrive with a trolley full of suitcases each at LAX Airport.Walsh recently launched Sky Ride Leeds, a free city ride hosted by British Cycling and Sky offering...

Time For A Chauffeur? Sarah Harding Disqualified From Driving For Mobile Phone Offence

16th April 2013 -

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Sarah Harding has been banned from driving and fined £500 for using her mobile phone at the wheel, MTV have reported. The Girls Aloud star appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court today (April 16, 2013)...

Tears After Ten Years: Girl Aloud Split After Final Show In Liverpool (Pictures)

21st March 2013 -

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Girls Aloud have officially called time on their stunning career in pop music after playing a final show in Liverpool on Wednesday evening (March 20, 2013). The show at the Echo Arena capped a 12-date...

Girls Aloud Split After Last Night of Tour, Tweet Confirms

21st March 2013 -

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Any fans looking towards a new Girls Aloud album and a few more years of girl band action will be disappointed, as the band cut their reunion short straight after their U.K tour.A Twitter message...

Girls Aloud - Manchester Evening News Arena: 5th March 2013 Live Review

11th March 2013 -

 Review

Ah, Girls Aloud. My beautiful dark twisted pop obsession. I spent five years guiltily hiding my love for them from girlfriends, friends, work colleagues, parents. And then five years (once they'd been deemed to be...

Cheryl Cole Dubs Stories Linking Her to Ashley Cole "Lazy and Boring"

3rd March 2013 -

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Cheryl Cole and Ashley Cole got divorced three years ago, but still newspapers and other media outlets will never let her forget about their marriage. Despite having had boyfriends since, as soon as a story...

Cheryl Cole's boyfriend gets proposal permission

20th January 2013 -

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Cheryl Cole's boyfriend has been given permission by her father to propose marriage.American dancer Tre Holloway, 27, reportedly called Garry Tweedy last week to ask to marry his daughter - who was wed to soccer...

Girl Aloud Deny Talks Over Their Eurovision Entry

19th January 2013 -

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Earlier this week is was rumoured that the newly reformed Girls Aloud would be 'doing a Blue' and representing the United Kingdom in this years Eurovision Song Contest. However, a rep for the girl group...

"It's A Definite No," Cheryl Cole Rules Out X Factor Return

15th December 2012 -

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Cheryl Cole has ruled out a return to the X Factor UK, telling television host Graham Norton "It's a definite no." The Girls Aloud star is reportedly suing the U.S. version of the show claiming...

Pictures: Girls Aloud Fail To Ignite The Second Night of The Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball

10th December 2012 -

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Girls Aloud [L-r: Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh] line-up ahead of the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in LondonIt was a night where Girls Aloud were supposed to mark...

Simon Cowell Sued by Cheryl Cole for Sudden Firing

10th December 2012 -

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Drama has erupted between Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole after the singer’s sacking from the US X Factor.The former Girls Aloud singer was taken off the show in May, after filming just two audition episodes,...

Cheryl Cole Answers Simon Cowell's SOS For X-Factor Return

30th November 2012 -

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In potentially worrying news for Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole has flown to Los Angeles for showdown talks with Simon Cowell about returning to X Factor. The show has been blighted by poor viewing figures, poor...

Out Now: UK Album Releases, Olly Murs, McFly, Alicia Keys, Girls Aloud

26th November 2012 -

 News

Olly Murs is currently riding high on the UK Singles chart with ‘Troublemaker’ but can he make it a double-whammy with his third studio album? It will mean shaking Rihanna off the top of the...

Fit For A Queen? Royal Variety Features One Direction, David Walliams and Washing Machines

20th November 2012 -

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It's that time of year again people. The Royal Variety Performance was taped on Monday evening (November 19, 2012) and featured a whole host of entertainment stars taking to the stage at London's Albert Hall...

Girls Aloud Are Back, Orange You Glad?

17th November 2012 -

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Donning matching bright orange dresses, the five girls of Girls Aloud took to the stage at the BBC's Children In Need show last night (16th Nov. 2012), marking their first performance of their reunion. The...

REVIEW: What Do We Think Of New Girls Aloud Track 'Beautiful Cause You Love Me'?

13th November 2012 -

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What’s going on with Girls Aloud? Their first comeback song ‘Something New’ was certainly something alright … some sort of limp, euro dance track that seemed to whisper and sigh in spite of some sassy...

One Direction Set to Perform at The Royal Variety Performance 2012

31st October 2012 -

 News

One Direction fans, unite! Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne will be performing at The Royal Variety Performance 2012, which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary, Entertainmentwise reports. We're not...

Girls Aloud Add Another Date At The O2 To Their Comeback Schedule

26th October 2012 -

 News

Newly rekindled Girls Aloud are set to return to the stage for the first time since 2008, when they kick off their comeback tour next year, and the demand for their shows is so large...

Girls Aloud Return to the Studio and Stage For Reunion Album and Tour

19th October 2012 -

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Girls Aloud fans across the country have been delighted by the revelation that Girls Aloud will be reuniting for a tenth anniversary album and tour. The album will be aptly titled 'Ten' which will be...

Girls Aloud Break Hiatus For 10 Year Anniversary Album, Tour

19th October 2012 -

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Girls Aloud are set to reunite for a tour next year following the upcoming release of their comeback/10 year anniversary album 'Ten'.The girl band have been on a three year long hiatus since 2009, with...

Something Old, Something New: Girls Aloud Announce Greatest Hits and 2013 Tour

19th October 2012 -

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Girls Aloud have finally unveiled their reunion plans. The girl group, famous for hits such as ‘Sound of the Underground’ and ‘Something Kinda Oooh’ will be releasing a greatest hits album on November 26 and...

Mini Review: Girls Aloud's 'Something New'

16th October 2012 -

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It was the comeback we needed to be good. For too long the great British public have been let down by their pop groups coming back to diminishing returns. Sure there was Take That, but...

Girls Aloud Reunion Single "Untouchable" Due to Be Released This Friday

15th October 2012 -

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Girls Aloud have released a teaser for their upcoming video, set to be released this Friday. The trailer shows the five ladies walking away from the camera and cuts off just as they are about...

Cheryl Cole Lifts Lid On Rifts With Nadine Coyle

13th October 2012 -

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Cheryl Cole has revealed the reason why a Girls Aloud come back might not be on the cards just yet as it turns out her rift with former band-mate Nadine Coyle wont be fixed with...

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Hi all! Just heard about 2 summer concerts girls aloud are doing in August! They are going to be in Battle Abbey, near Hastings and Harewood House, in Leeds. The tickets go on sale on Sat (16th Feb) and they’re only £26 if you book before now!!! The number if you want some is 08712716149 and they’re advertised on http://www.secureticket.org or http://www.maconcerts.co.uk At £26 I reckon they’re going to go quickly!

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I went to sheffield arena on the 13&15may to see Girls Aloud and they was brill been to ever concert and they get better & better all fan must see then at least once best girl band ever

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u rock we saw your concert on the 25th april u were well wicked wicki wicki wicked

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cheryl cole

wish i could see u for reel

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cheryl cole

do u like concerts

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Hello Girls what a fab night in Newcastle yours rocked. I had a a fab night i enjoyed evey bit of it. Thank you for a good night. Well done and keep up the good work.

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hey this is me heather cook the jonas brothers are so hot me and my friend both thinh=k that somone baked cookies on them we would eat the cookies my fave is nick and joe i am having a very hard time figuring out which one out of joe and nick i like the best i just dont know i loooooooooooove nick and joe forever and always i totally would love to meet and go to a concert and get passes to see them that would be totally be awesome i love their movie camprock well chat later

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Hi im Bethan,I* really love girls aloud and i adore cheryl cole. she is like a role model to me and i expect she is to many othere teenagers like myself. i would love to meet grls aloud so much. it would be a dream if i did.

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