Keisha Buchanan (born Keisha Kerreece Fayeanne Buchanan, 30.9.1984)
Keisha Buchanan was a founding member of the successful British girl group Sugababes. Keisha announced that she was leaving the band in September 2009
Keisha Buchanan: Sugababes
Whilst she was at primary school in Kingsbury, London, Keisha Buchanan met Mutya Buena. When they were 13, they met Siobhan Donaghy at a music studio and formed the group Sugababies (they changed the name to Sugababes later).
In 1998, Sugababes signed a deal with Island Records and released their debut, breakthrough single, 'Overload'. Sugababes performed the song live on Top of the Pops. The band's debut album, One Touch, was released in 2000.
The following year, Siobhan Donaghy left Sugababes and was replaced by Heidi Range. The band continued with this line-up until 2005, when Mutya Buena left the band and started a family. Buena was replaced by Amelle Berrabah. Four the next four years, this left Keisha as the only original member of the band. During her time in the band, Sugababes became one of the most successful girl groups of the 21st century, in terms of record sales. They had seven number one singles: 'Freak Like Me', 'Hole In the Head', 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' (with Band Aid 20) 'Push the Button', 'Walk This Way' (with Girls Aloud) and 'About You Know'. Two of their albums, Taller In More Ways and Change were also number one hits.
Keisha Buchanan's last release with Sugababes was 'Get Sexy'.
Keisha Buchanan: Leaving Sugababes
Keisha Buchanan announced that she was leaving Sugababes on 21st September 2009. She will be replaced in the band by Jade Ewen, a former UK Eurovision entrant chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber to perform one of his songs. Keisha will pursue a solo career with Island Records.
Keisha Buchanan: Collaborations
In 2004, Keisha worked with Crazy Titch on his 2004 track 'Gully'.
Keisha Buchanan was featured on Big-Z' 2007 album A New Big-Inning, on the track 'Can't Bring Me Down'. The following year, she appeared on 'Writing's On the Wall' by Don-E. She also performed with James Morrison on his song 'Broken Strings', for Children In Need.
Keisha Buchanan: Personal Life
Keisha's cousin is Simon Webbe, of the boy band Blue.
Keisha's boyfriend is the performer Dean Thomas.