Nicola Roberts (born 5.10.1985)
Nicola Roberts is a member of the British, all-female pop group Girls Aloud.
Childhood: Nicola Roberts was raised in Runcorn, Cheshire. She has a sister named Frankie and two younger brothers named Harrison and Clayton.
Music Career: Nicola Roberts auditioned for the TV show Popstars: The Rivals, singing a version of Shakira's 'Underneath My Clothes'. Initially, Roberts was eliminated before the final round of the contest. However, when another contestant, Nicola Ward, pulled out of the show when she objected to the show's contract, Roberts was brought back in.
The group Girls Aloud was formed along with Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Cole. They did not win the series, but lost out to Hear'Say. However, Girls Aloud have had a far more enduring career than the winners of the contest.
In December 2007, Nicola co-hosted The Friday Night Project (normally hosted by Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins).
Nicola Roberts made a cameo appearance in a 2008 remake of St. Trinians. She played the part of a schoolgirl, along with the other members of Girls Aloud. She also appeared in Britannia High with Kimberley Walsh.
Nicola Roberts has contributed her songwriting skills to the Girls Aloud albums Chemistry, What Will The Neighbours Say? and 'I Don't Really Hate You', the B-side to 'See The Day'.
Girls Aloud announced in 2009 that, after their support slots with Coldplay (Jay-Z is also on the bill), they would be taking a break for a year. Nicola will be concentrating on her cosmetics range Dainty Doll, which is aimed at people with fair skin. She has also been chosen as the new face of Vivienne Westwood's fashion label.
Personal Life: In December 2006, Nicola Roberts split with Carl Egerton, whom she had been dating for five years. She then dated another Carl, this time the businessman Carl Davies. They had planned to marry but at Sarah Harding's wedding to the DJ Tom Crane, Nicola revealed that her new boyfriend was Charlie Fennell, who she has been dating since September 2008.
There were tears all-round at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Wednesday as Girls Aloud called time on their hugely successful career.
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 sold-out farewell tour in the UK, following ten hugely successful years together for the girl group. "We have now come to the end of our incredible time together," read a tweet on the band's official account.
Girls Aloud formed after appearing on reality TV show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, going straight to No.1 with their debut single 'Sound of the Underground,' and easily seeing off the competition from hapless rival band One True Voice. The group, made up of Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts, achieved a string of 22 consecutive hit singles, including four No.1's. Cole - the most successful of the group - tweeted after the Liverpool gig, "I love you @GirlsAloud fans so so so so so much! You have given me everything!" adding, "To the people that haven't been able to make it, for whatever reason, we feel your support regardless and have done for 10 yrs."
Cheryl Cole Performing At Girls Aloud's Final Show In Liverpool
Cheryl Cole hit the town yesterday with her Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts and boyfriend Tre Holloway, and regardless of the fact that she went out wearing just one item of clothing and a pair of heels, she still managed to pull it off with veritable ease.
The Geordie singer was dressed in a navy blue jumpsuit, finishing the already unusual get-up with a pair of leopard skin heels and whilst this might not sound like everyones idea of glamour, Cheryl still managed to pull it off with the expert levels of style and sophistication that we have come to expect from her.
With Nicola in a more reasonable pink military-style jacket and jeans and Tre wearing a shirt, blazer and jeans topped off with a beanie, Cheryl managed to steal the show for all the right reasons when the three were spotted heading to a restaurant in London last night (Dec 13).
Billboard chart-topper Rihanna is making the foray into the worlds of beauty, fashion and television by hosting her own reality show that challenges designers to make outfits for celebrities. Sound a bit too much like Project Runway? Well, that's because it is, but then there's the celebrity thing. Of course.
Premiering in late 2013, 'Styled to Rock' will see 12 aspiring designers handpicked by the Grammy-award winner. They will be tasked with styling a celebrity guest on each episode (don't tell us: Katy Perry?) with Rihanna and the VIP choosing who should progress to the next round. "Fashion has always played an integral part in my life and career. I am so excited to partner with Style Network and share my creative insight with these 12 designers and give them this opportunity to showcase their work," Rihanna, 24, said in a statement. The series will be a version of the show of the same name that the singer road-toasted over the summer. Airing on Sky Living, that show featured Pussycat Dolls star Nicola Roberts, British fashion designer Henry Holland and Rihanna's stylist Lysa Cooper.
Despite her recent Billboard chart success with Unapologetic, it appears Rihanna is continuing to spread her wings in the entertainment industry and it's not difficult to envisage her filling a similar role to Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum on their respective model and fashion reality shows.
Continue reading: Styled To Rock: Is Rihanna The New Heidi Klum?
Cheryl Cole assumed it was a good idea to wear a tight fitting leather dress to her pal Kimberly Walsh's birthday party in London last night (November 21, 2012), despite intending to eat until she couldn't eat no more. Cole, 29, opted for the nude coloured dress from The Row, though told fans she had well and truly scoffed her face at the upmarket eatery Zuma.
Continue reading: Despite Leather Dress, Cheryl Cole "Eats Herself To Death" At Zuma
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 band that was first created on Pop Idol back in 2002, performed their newest single, aptly titled 'Something New', and performed a dance routine that was a bit of a watered down version of the video. Nadine Coyle, having been asked how it felt to be back on stage, said "That was nerve-wracking! Was that a mistake I made there? Was I supposed to walk forward? All those nervous things!" according to the Mirror. Kimberly Walsh added that "[They]'ve all fallen back into our roles it's as if nothing ever changed. It really does just feel so good to be here."
Nadine, Kimberly, Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts have all been pursuing solo careers since going on hiatus in 2009, but have chosen to reform to mark 10 years in the making. Past hits include 'Sound of the Underground', 'Love Machine' and 'Something Kinda Oooh'. Their new single is out on Sunday (18th Nov. 2012) and the album, titled Ten will be released next week, on November 26th.
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 released on November 26th 2012, and will be followed by a 12 date tour in 2013.
It was exactly ten years ago today (19th Oct 2012) that the multi-platinum selling girl band first appeared on the original reality talent TV show Popstars: The Rivals, which pitted a girlband against a boyband in the race to Christmas number 1. Girls Aloud won, marking the first of many successes.
The greatest hits album will include four new songs, including the new Children in Need song 'Something New', plus there'll be the possibility to get a deluxe edition with extra features as well. Reported by the BBC Cheryl Cole said "We're really excited. It feels like nothing has changed."
Continue reading: Girls Aloud Return to the Studio and Stage For Reunion Album and Tour
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 will be following up the album release with a world tour in 2013. Cheryl Cole, who went on to have the most successful solo career, of the five girls (as well as a stint as an X Factor judge) said, at a press conference “We're really excited. It feels like nothing has changed,” BBC reports.
The news arrived in a timely fashion; the announcement was made ten years to the day that the girls first appeared on the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals. Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh were selected to form a girl group and were then pitted against a boy band, One True Voice, in a talent contest. Their debut single, Sound of the `Underground, became a number one hit in the UK – the first of 20 consecutive top 10 singles between 2002 and 2009. One True Voice, on the other hand, split up after just two single releases. “It’s worked out really nicely that it’s our tenth anniversary year” said Nicola Roberts.
Girls Aloud will be releasing a new single ‘Something New,’ on November 18, 2012. Fans who pre-order the album this weekend will be given a chance to buy concert tickets for next year’s tour before they go on public sale.
After a three year hiatus, Girls Aloud, the most successful reality-tv music act of all time (according the Guinness World Records), are to reunite and hopefully continue their successes. True to form of almost every contemporary music act, their new single 'Something New' has been leaked online, although it has already been removed from the website upon which it originally appeared.
Girls Aloud relaunched their website last week with a ten day countdown on the site, which inspired and reinforced the rumours about their reunion. The official announcement of their come back was supposed to be this Friday, but it seems the leak of the video is enough evidence to confirm to all that they have definitely reunited. But for how long? NME report that Cheryl Cole hinted in her autobiography that this reunion will be brief. The book apparently suggests a greatest hits album and a 10th anniversary tour. She wrote: “We'll be working on a tour and greatest hits album. Then I think that's it for Girls Aloud. We've achieved more than any of us ever dared to dream of.”
Heat Magazine tried to describe the single by saying that it's a mix of David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and some bits that “sound a lot like the "neeeeeoooooww" bits in Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.” We are somewhat unconvinced...
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 to turn. The new video comes following the announcement of the girl group's long awaited reunion after years of separation. Preparation for the long awaited Girls Aloud reunion is in full swing and the five members are about to make a big announcement to fans on YouTube this Friday.
According to Digital Spy, Cheryl, Nadine, Kimberly, Sarah and Nicola will also be releasing a Greatest Hits album next year, followed by a UK tour, which might turn out to be their last.
The Girls Aloud official website has been relaunched as part of the promotional effort. It features a ten day countdown to the release of the new single "Untouchable".
Continue reading: Girls Aloud Reunion Single "Untouchable" Due to Be Released This Friday