Sexy, stroppy, seriously talented and sometimes sweet – it's the Sugababes

Thu 19 May 2011

The Babes started out way back in 1998 (hang on, isn’t that, like, last century?) when close friends Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena met Siobhan Donaghy at a party. 

Following the felling of Siobhan, Mutya and Keisha, this bunch of classy pop lasses have gone through more band shake-ups than a James Bond Martini. That hasn’t stopped the current line-up of Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen releasing more gorgeous morsels of perfectly-formed pop.

Their first number one Freak Like Me mashed up Gary Numan’s classic Are Friends Electric?, and the band has alternated between a hard, hot and heavy sound, electro pop whimsy and lush powergirl ballads ever since. If it ain’t broke…

With 18 of their single releases achieving top ten chart success, album sales in excess of five million and seven BRIT award nominations, the gals have been named the UK's most successful female act of the 21st century.

Babes, we bow down to your immense pop powers.