Original Sugababes Reform
The original Sugababes, Keisha Buchanan, Siobhan Donaghy and Mutya Buena, have reformed and have signed a £1 million deal with Polydor records.
Sugababes were formed in 1998 and their debut album, ‘One Touch’, was released in 2000 under London Records. Siobhan Donaghy soon departed from the group and with the introduction of Heidi Range, the Sugababes signed with Island Records going on to release three multi-platinum albums including hits such as ‘Hole In The Head’, ‘Round Round’ and ‘Too Lost In You’. The band then survived a second line-up change when Mutya Buena left (amid rumours of being kicked out) and was subsequently replaced by Amelle Berrabah. With the last original member Keisha Buchanan being replaced by Jade Ewan after 11 years in the band, the group signed a new deal with their third label, RCA Records. Phew!
The current line-up has permission to use the Sugababes name so it is unclear at the minute what the original line-up will be called, with Buchanan only having the rights to use the Sugababes name on stationary and not on music. The group has been in the studio recording with the Xenomania songwriting and production team (Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys and the minds behind the Sugababes’ biggest tracks). Cryptically, Keisha tweeted last week: “Hanging out in the studio with @professorgreen and two lovely ladies with bags of talent ;-p lol” – and it looks as though those two ladies could now be old band mates. The band will be managed by Felix Howard, the songwriter of their first hit 'Overload'. With the new Sugababes on hiatus could this be the chance the original members needed to get their limelight back?
Published: 06 April 2012