Girls Aloud tour again

Girls Aloud have just announced a concert tour. This 12-date trek will open with two February 21 and 22 performances in Cheryl Cole’s hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne. The string of shows will also coincide with the act’s latest single, “Something New,” which is out on November 18. The new single can also be found on the group’s ‘best of’ album, titled Ten, and is also the official charity single for Children in Need. Along with Cole, Girls Aloud is comprised of Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts.

This short tour is a comeback of sorts, as the act briefly separated for a while beginning in 2009. It was around that time Coyle, Roberts and Cole each put out solo releases. Additionally, Walsh and Harding tried their hand at acting.

As difficult as this may be to believe, it’s already been a full decade since these five women formed through the ITV show Popstars: The Rivals, a British television talent series. Popstars: The Rivals created two competing acts, Girls Aloud (the winning girl group) and One True Voice (the winning boy act), who battled each other. Girls Aloud shot out the gate with their first single “Sound Of The Underground.” Clearly, citizens under the Union Jack have been good to Girls Aloud.

This girl group has had more than its share of success, compiling 20 consecutive songs in the top 10 between 2002 and 2009, selling a whopping 4.3 million singles. This makes the group one of the few singing competition show acts to attain sustained chart success. This success is partially due to Girls Aloud’s collaborations with Brian Higgins’ songwriting and production team, Xenomania. In fact, Guinness World Records has Girls Aloud down as the most successful realty group in both its 2007 and 2011 editions, and also lists them as the female group with the most consecutive top ten entries in its 2008 edition.

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