NEWS: Girls Aloud officially call it a day after 10 years
Girls Aloud have officially called it a day after a 10-year run at the top of the pops.
The British girl group, formed in 2002 on the TV series Popstars The Rivals, announced their split on Twitter last night after the conclusion of their tenth anniversary tour.
“Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together,” the group tweeted.
Girls Aloud became the most successful UK girl group of the century, scoring 20 consecutive top 10 hits, including four number ones, and churning out five platinum albums.
In 2009, Girls Aloud announced that they would take a break to pursue solo endeavors – Cheryl Cole in particular saw great success with three number one singles.
The “Biology” singers reunited late last year to celebrate their tenth anniversary as a group, releasing the greatest hits collection Ten and embarking on an arena tour.
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On a personal note, this is obviously the saddest day in pop music ever, because there has not been a single pure-pop act since Girls Aloud who have been as entertaining, enjoyable, creative, and quirky without even trying to be any of those things. Girls Aloud were the soundtrack to my adolescence. I don’t think I will ever fall in love with a pop group the same way I fell in love with Girls Aloud ten years ago - and I’ve been in love ever since. R.I.P. Girls Aloud – forever yours. XO
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