Precious was a British pop girl group that consisted of Jenny Frost (born Jennifer Frost on February 22, 1978 in Wallasey, Merseyside, England) Louise Rose, Anya Lahiri (born on May 1, 1982 in Golders Green, London in the United Kingdom), Sophie McDonnell (born on February 3, 1976 in Lancaster, England) and Kalli Clark-Sternberg.
The group was formed in late 1998 by Sophie and Jenny. Anya, Kalli and Louise joined the group by auditioning. In May of 1999, Precious was voted in the Eurovision Song Contest to represent the United Kingdom.
The group’s song “Say It Again” became popular, debuting at #6 on the U.K. Singles chart, but in the Eurovision Song Contest, the song placed in the 12th position. The song also charted moderately in Belgium and Sweden. It was also released as a single in the United States in 2000, but it’s unknown how or if the song even charted there.
In 2000, Precious’s follow-up single “Rewind” peaked at #11 on the U.K. Singles chart. Also in that same year, their third single “It’s Gonna Be My Way” peaked at #27 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In November of 2000, they released their only self-titled album which flopped, selling fewer than 600 copies.
The last single from the album “New Beginning” peaked at #50 on the U.K. Singles chart After that, Precious was dropped from their record label and the girls went on to pursue separate careers.
Jenny Frost became a member of girl group Atomic Kitten and worked as a television presenter. In January of 2011, she became the face for Nelsons (Homeopathy) Pure and Clear anti-blemish care products.
She is currently married to Vicente Juan Spiteri (a Spanish diving school owner) and has three sons: Caspar (born in October of 2007 from her previous relationship with DJ Dominic Thrupp) and twins Blake & Nico (born in January of 2013 with her current husband Vicente).
Sophie McDonnell went on to pursue acting, appearing in various television shows. Most recently, she starred in a production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Kings Theatre in Southsea, England.
Kalli Clark-Sternberg went on to become a session singer. Currently (according to research), she works for the Ten Music Group in the Los Angeles, California office.
Louise Rose has also gone on to pursue an acting career, starring in various TV shows and the 2009 mini-series “Diamonds.”
After Precious disbanded, Anya Lahiri returned to her education, attendning Birkbeck, University of London along with modeling, appearing on the covers of “Company and More”, appearing for brands such as Asda and ASOS & was even one of the FHM PitGirls in 2003
These days, she splits her time working as a fitness instructor, a model and an actor.
To see the music video for “Say It Again,” go to:
To see the music video for “Rewind,” go to:
To see the music video for “It’s Gonna Be My Way,” go to:
To see the music video for “New Beginning,” go to: