Category: Girl Group


The Beu Sisters

beu sistersThe Beu Sisters (born in New York City) are a pop music girl group that originally consisted of sisters Candice, Jilaine, Christie & Danielle. Their parents were Broadway veterans.

Born in New York, the sisters and their family moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 1989. In 1997, the sisters recorded a homemade demo. Outside of music, Candice is skilled in art (particularly in drawing & painting), Jiliane did costume design and Christie was a champion surfer.

By the end of the ’90s, they formed an a cappella music group and later opened for artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Bad Company, John Anderson & Daryle Singletary. They were later discovered by songwriter Desmond Child who helped sign them to a record deal with S-Curve Records.
decisionsIn 2002, the Beu Sisters released their debut album “Decisions”. It’s unknown how or if the album charted it all, but it received positive reception from critics.
seventeenThe only single released from the album was “I Was Only (Seventeen).” Like the album, it’s unknown how or if the single made the music charts at all.

Throughout the early\mid-2000s, the Beu Sisters appeared on various movie & TV soundtracks such as “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “Home on the Range,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Smallville” and “Charmed.”

The group was also well-known on the Disney Channel, performing at Disney’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl & Disneymania In Concert.” They also opened for singers Kelly Clarkson & Clay Aiken on a 32-city tour.

The Beu Sisters later signed an entertainment deal with Sony\Columbia Records, but due to unknown delays, their deal didn’t pan out quite well, so they decided to take a break from the music business.

During their hiatus, the sisters found themselves waiting tables, teaching vocal lessons, gardening, cleaning homes and starting families of their own, but they still continued to perform music.

In 2012, the Beu Sisters (minus Jilaine) made a comeback to the music scene and released three EPs: “Beu-tiful” Volumes 1, 2 & 3. These days, the sisters continue to perform as a trio.

To follow the Beu Sisters on Facebook, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/BeuSisters/

To see a video for the Beu Sisters appearing on MTV, go to:

To see the music video for “Definition of a Lady” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 1 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Daze” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 2 EP), go to:

To see the music video for their song “Everything Will Be Alright” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 3 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Anytime You Need a Friend” (from the “Home on the Range” soundtrack), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You Make Me Feel Like a Star” (from the “Lizzie McGuire Movie” soundtrack, go to), go to:

Thunderbugs

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Thunderbugs were a British pop girl group that consisted of lead singer Jane Vaughn, backing vocalist\bass player Stef Maillard, backing vocalist\drummer Nicky Shaw and guitarist Brigitta Jansen.
friends-foreverIn 1999, they released their debut single “Friends Forever” which peaked at #5 on the U.K. Singles chart, becoming their only highest charting song to date. The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the film “Center Stage”.
its-about-time-you-were-mineThunderbugs’ follow-up single “It’s About Time You Were Mine” didn’t match the same success as their debut single, peaking at #43 on the U.K. Singles chart.
deliciousAfter the group’s follow-up single flopped, their debut album “Delicious” ended up getting postponed at first, but it was eventually released in Europe and the U.K. (which was released on mini-disc) in 2000.

After that, it seemed as if Thunderbugs faded into obscurity. Nicky Shaw went on to work on writing & programming songs and working with artists such as BB King, Eric Clapton, Lulu, Michael McDonald, Lara Fabian and Taylor Hicks. She also composed tracks for the film “Rag Tale.”

As for Jane Vaughan, Stef Maillard and Brigitta Jansen, it seems as if they have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what each of them are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Friends Forever,” go to:

To see the music video for “It’s About Time You Were Mine,” go to:

Girls@Play

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Girls@Play were a British girl group from the 2000s that consisted of members Vicky Dowdall (born on January 23, 1979) Lisa-Jay White (born Lisa Jane White on May 23, 1979), Rita Simons (born on March 10, 1977), Lynsey Shaw (born on June 15, 1980) and Shelley Nash (born on January 13, 1978).

The group was signed to GSM Records and produced by Stock & Aiken (also known as music producers Mike Stock and Matt Aiken).

Each member of Girls@Play portrayed a different character in their music videos: Vicky portrayed a cowgirl, Lisa-Jay portrayed an executive, Rita portrayed a mechanic, Lynsey portrayed a traffic cop from New York and Shelley portrayed a pilot. The group’s gimmick led to them being described as a female version of the Village People.
airheadIn February of 2001, the group released their debut single “Airhead” which peaked at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart.
respectableTheir follow-up single “Respectable” (a cover version of pop\dance duo Mel and Kim’s hit single) peaked at #29 on the U.K. Singles chart. During 2000-2001, Girls@Play were the supporting acts for music acts such as Hear’Say and Steps during their arena tours.

On November 18, 2001, it was announced that the group would be disbanding, but in 2014, it was rumored that Girls@Play would be reforming, but as of 2016, that it has not been officially confirmed that the group would be getting back together.

After Girls@Play disbanded, Lisa-Jay, Rita and Shelley formed a short-lived group called Friday.

These days, Lisa-Jay is seemingly retired from the entertainment business while Shelley is focusing on a career in classical music & Lynsey runs her own boutique record label called Big Finish Records, reportedly working on a solo album.

Vicky went on to form a pop duo called Neway (which later formed into a rock music act called Purple Trap), but these days, she has moved into artist management, founding VDM Management in London, England.

As for Rita Simons, after joining another short-lived music act called Charli, she went on to pursue an acting career, starring in the BBC soap opera “EastEnders” and has performed in a pantomime version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

To see the music video for “Airhead,” go to:

To see the music video for “Respectable,” go to:

MSM

msmMSM was the contemporary latin-pop music female version of Miami Sound Machine which was created by Emilio Estefan Jr. in 2001 and were signed to his label, SunnyLuna Records.

The trio consisted of members Carla Ramirez (who is Colombian), Lorena Pinot (who is Guatemalan) and Sohanny Gross (who is Dominican). The girls met in Miami, Florida with singer\producer Jon Secada and they began working on their debut album. They were also the opening act for *NSYNC in South Beach, Florida.
im-the-only-oneIn 2002, MSM released their debut single “I’m the Only One”. It’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.

During that same year, the trio released their debut album “MSM (Miami Sound Machine)” which also failed to make any impact on the charts in the United States, but received moderately success in other European countries and the follow-up single from the album “Sobe Son” flopped on the charts.
las-miamiIn 2003, MSM released their last album together “Las Miami” which didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts. After that, it seemed as if the new version of the Miami Sound Machine faded into obscurity.

These days, it appears as if Lorena Pinot is pursuing a solo music career, but as for Carla Ramirez and Sohanny Gross, it’s unknown what they’re up to and what their current whereabouts are.

To see Lorena Pinot’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/lorenapinot/

To see the music video for “I’m the Only One,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Sobe Son,” go to:

Sugar Jones

sugar-jonesSugar Jones was a Canadian pop girl group that was created on the first season of the Canadian version of the reality TV series “Pop Stars”. The group consisted of members Andrea Henry, Sahara MacDonald, Maiko Watson, Julie Crochetière and Mirella Dell’Aquila.
r-487853-1121973253In June of 2001, the group released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #2 on the Canadian Albums chart.
r-3143256-1317757826The lead single from the album “Days Like That” topped the Canadian Singles chart for 6 weeks, making it their only hit song to date.

The follow-up single “How Much Longer” failed to make any impact on the charts and after member Maiko Watson left the group to be with her husband, singer Remy Shand, Sugar Jones disbanded.

These days, Julie Crochetière has a solo career as a jazz singer\pianist.

Maiko Watson (who is now divorced from Remy Shand) released a solo album in 2009 called “Sweet Vibration” and appears to still be active with her music career these days.

Sahara MacDonald was also working on a solo career herself and became a part of the musical “We Will Rock You.” It’s unknown if she is still active with her music career these days.

Andrea Henry signed with Entyse Entertainment in 2008 and began performing her live musical band, Crystal Soul.

As for Mirella Dell’Aquila, she is married, working as a receptionist at a private high school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, seemingly retired from the music business.

To see the music video for “Days Like That,” go to:

To see the music video for “How Much Longer,” go to:

Fierce

fierceFierce was a female British R&B trio from London, England whose members consisted of Chantal Alleyne, Aisha Peters and Sabrina Weathers.
right-here-right-nowIn 1999, they released their debut (and only) album “Right Here Right Now” which peaked at #27 on the UK Albums chart.
right-here-right-now-singleThe title song peaked at #25 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their first appearance on the chart.
dayz-like-thatThe second single from the album “Days Like That” fared better on the charts, peaked at #11 on the U.K. Singles chart.
so-longThe third single from the album “So Long” managed to peak at #15 on the U.K. Singles chart.
fierce-sweet-loveThe last single released from the album, a cover version of Anita Baker’s 1986 hit song “Sweet Love” titled “Sweet Love 2K” peaked at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it Fierce’s highest chart appearance and biggest hit to date.

By 2000, Fierce had disbanded. Since then, Aisha Peters has gone on to pursue a solo music career. In 2011, she released a song called “I Wanna Love You” on CDBaby. She also works as a vocal coach in London.

As for Chantal Alleyne and Sabrina Weathers, it’s unknown what they are up to these days and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Right Here Right Now,” go to:

To see the music video for “Dayz Like That,” go to:

To see the music video for “So Long,” go to:

To see the music video for “Sweet Love 2K,” go to:

Huckapoo

huckapooHuckapoo was a female teen pop music group from the 2000s that consisted of members Brittany Lahm, Jordan Price, Brooke Mori, Brittney Segal and Lindsay Nyman. The group was formed in 2003 by Brian Lukow (who formed boy band Dream Street) after auditioning hundreds of girls.

The members of the group each portrayed a character from a different social group typically found on any high school campus: Brittany Lahm was Twiggy Stardom (a preppy cheerleader), Jordan was Groovy Tuesday (a flower child hippie), Brooke was P.J. Bardot (a hip-hop princess), Brittney Segal was Angel Sparks (a biker) and Lindsay was Joey Thunders (a punk).

Even though Huckapoo never released an album, their music was featured on various Disney albums.
pixel-perfectIn 2004, their song “Perfectly” was featured on the soundtrack to the Disney Channel Original Movie “Pixel Perfect.”

During that same year, they were featured on the soundtrack to the Disney Channel television show “That’s So Raven” with the track “Where You Belong” and on the Radio Disney Christmas compliation album “Jingle Jams” with the track “Wild Christmas.”

The group also opened for pop singer Aaron Carter at a concert in Staten Island, New York in June of that same year. They also released a music video for their song “Crash the Party.” In April of 2006, Brittney Segal left the group.

In 2008, Huckapoo’s music was featured in the film “Spy School” along with a cover version of the Village People’s song “Macho Man.” By that year, it appeared as if the group had disbanded.

These days, Brooke Nyman is active as an actress, appearing in the stage production “Yesterday.” She has also toured with the Jonas Brothers, danced with the Eglvesky Ballet Company and is also a certified Pilates instructor.

As for the other members of Huckapoo, it’s unknown what they are up to these days and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “Perfectly,” go to:

To see the music video for “Crash the Party,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Where You Belong,” go to:

Gyrlz Society

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Gyrlz Society was a girl group from the 2000s that consisted of members Amy Correa (born in Mission Hills, California), Melissa Tessmer, Katy Scanlan and Tynisha Soares (born Tynisha Keli Soares on July 28, 1985 in New Bedford, Massachusetts).

In 2002, the group released their only single “Respect Me” (which was produced by Damon Jones) on MCA Records. The song failed to make any appearances on any music charts whatsoever.

Gyrlz Society’s debut album was supposed to be released around 2003, but due to unknown reasons, the album was cancelled and the group disbanded.

Tynisha Soares (now also known as Tynisha Keli) went on to pursue a solo career and has released two albums in 2009 and 2010.

These days, Amy Correa has an active career as an actress and in 2004, she married singer Ricky Bell (of New Edition and Bel Biv DeVoe). Amy has also performed with bands such as SterlingandAmy and Hot Natured. She is also the founder and director of a non-profit organization called Lovermovement.

It’s currently unknown what Melissa Tessmer and Katy Scanlan are up to these days.

To follow Tynisha Keli on Twitter, go to:

To follow Amy Correa Bell on Instagram, go to:
https://www.instagram.com/amerzzbell

To see the music video for “Respect Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video of Gyrlz Society’s cover version of the Jackson 5’s song “All I Do Is Think Of You” (which was possibly supposed to be on their unreleased debut album), go to:

Mis-Teeq

Mis-TeeqMis-Teeq were a British UK garage\pop\R&B girl group that consisted of lead singer Sabrina Washington (born Sabrina Fredrica Washington on October 27, 1978 in Harlesden, London, England), rapper\singer-songwriter Alesha Dixon (born on October 7, 1978 in in Welwyn Garden City, England) and backing singer Su-Elise Nash (born Su-Elise Michelle Nash on May 22, 1981 in Dulwich, London, England).

Based in London, the group formed in 1996 when Alesha and Sabrina first met at a dance studio in Fulham, London. The two of them worked together for a couple of years before they signed with a production company to help develop their sound.

Sabrina and Alesha were later joined by Tina Barrett (born Tina Ann Barrett on September 16, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England) to form a trio that sang & danced. Originally, the trio was called Face2Face and at the time, they were unsigned to a record label and were still working day jobs.

Tina would later leave the trio to join pop band S Club 7. After answering an audition call, she was replaced by Su-Elise and Zena McNally (born on March 8, 1984 in Birmingham, England).

The girls were later introduced by their then-producer David Brant via DJ Darren Stokes to Inferno Records by A&R man Pat Travers, who would sign them to Telstar Records and the group’s name was changed to Mis-Teeq.
whyAfter months of recording sessions, Mis-Teeq released their debut single “Why?” in January of 2001. The song peaked at #8 on the U.K. Singles chart and a garage music remix of the song became successful in the underground UK garage music scene.

In the spring of 2001, Zena left the group because she felt unhappy about “an unbalance in the group” which left Sabrina, Su-Elise and Alesha as the only members of Mis-Teeq.
all i wantIn June of that same year, Mis-Teeq released their follow-up single “All I Want” which became a hit, peaking at #2 on the U.K. Singles chart and even charting in the top 30 on the music charts in Australia.
lickin both sidesOn October 27, 2001, Mis-Teeq released their debut album “Lickin’ on Both Sides” which peaked at #3 on the U.K. Albums chart and was certified Platinum. It also charted in Australia, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Scotland.
one night standThe third single from the album “One Night Stand” peaked at #5 on the U.K. Singles chart. It also managed to chart in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Norway.
b with meMis-Teeq’s fourth single “B with Me” peaked at #5 on the U.K. Singles chart and also charted in the Netherlands, Australia and Ireland.
roll on this is how we do itThe last single released from the album, a double A-single featuring the tracks “Roll On” and a cover version of Montell Jordan’s song “This is How We Do It” peaked at #7 on the U.K. Singles chart and also charted in Germany, Australia, the Netherlands and Ireland.

In 2002, Mis-Teeq supported reggae singer Shaggy on his tour in the United Kingdom.
eye candyOn March 29, 2003 (after a brief hiatus), the group released their sophomore album “Eye Candy” which peaked at #6 on the U.K. Albums chart and was certified Gold. It also charted in Switzerland, France, New Zealand, Scotland and Australia. Despite that, the album’s sales failed to match the success of Mis-Teeq’s debut album.
scandalous ukThe lead single from the album “Scandalous” became a hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at #2 on the U.K. Singles chart and becoming moderately successful in countries such as Italy, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
can't get it backTheir second single “Can’t Get It Back” (originally sung by R&B group Blaque) peaked at #8 on the U.K. Singles chart.
styleThe last single released from the album “Style” peaked at #13 on the U.K. Singles chart, becoming their last chart appearance on the U.K. Singles chart.
scandalous usIn May of 2004, “Scandalous” was released as a single in the United States under Reprise Records. It peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart and #33 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Songs chart, becoming Mis-Teeq’s only charting song in the United States. It was featured as the theme song in the 2004 Halle Berry film “Catwoman.”
mis-teeq us albumOn July 13, 2004, Mis-Teeq’s self-titled compliation album was released in the United States & Canada. It contained a selection of songs from the group’s two previous albums (including “Scandalous”). It was also nominated for a Soul Train Lady of Soul award for “Best R&B/Soul Album – Group, Band or Duo.”

The album managed to peak at #125 on the Billboard 200, #81 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. During that same year, Mis-Teeq began touring in the United States, appearing on TV shows such as “Pepsi Smash,” Carson Daly and Jimmy Kimmel.
mis-teeq greatest hitsIn 2005, Mis-Teeq’s record label, Telestar went bankrupt and shut down, leaving the group in limbo. During that same year, the group announced they would be breaking up. Their greatest hits album was released in that same year & peaked at #28 on the U.K. Albums chart.

In 2011, it was reported that Mis-Teeq was in talks to reform for a comeback tour, but Alesha Dixon denied the rumor although two years later, she stated that she would never rule out a reunion.

Since then, Sabrina, Alesha and Su-Elise went on to pursue separate careers in the entertainment industry.

In 2009, Sabrina Washington began her solo career, releasing the single “OMG (Oh My Gosh)” which fared well in Europe, but didn’t chart in the United Kingdom. She also appeared on the TV series “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”

Since then, she has started her own record label, Swash Music and (as of 2013), she is signed with Shakir Entertainment Management and is working on her yet-to-be released debut album.

Su-Elise Nash focused on her education, later earning her teaching qualifications.

Since then, she has stayed out of the public eye and in 2006, she opened her own school called the Su-Elise Stage School (located in Gravesend, Kent, England. In 2009, it was reported that she was working on a solo album, but it’s unknown if those plans ever materialized.

Alesha Dixon went on to have a successful solo music career, releasing 4 solo albums. Along with her music career, she is also a television presenter, starring as a judge on reality TV shows such as “Britain’s Got Talent” and “Strictly Come Dancing”.

Alesha also had her own competition show called “Alesha’s Street Dance Stars.” Since 2012, she has been in a relationship with Azuka Ononye and they have a daughter named Azura Sienna.

Former member Zena McNally released two solo singles in 2003 and worked as a radio presenter, co-presenting BBC Radio 1Xtra. In 2008, she married American soccer player Cory Gibbs, but in 2014, they divorced.

Currently, Zena resides in the United States where she works as a director of a property investment company & also works in Entertainment Management & Artist Branding in Los Angeles, California.

To see the music video for “Why?”, go to:

To see the music video for “All I Want,” go to:

To see the music video for “One Night Stand,” go to:

To see the music video for “B With Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “Roll On\This is How We Do It,” go to:

To see the music video for “Scandalous,” go to:

To see the music video for “Can’t Get It Back,” go to:

To see the music video for “Style,” go to:

preciousPrecious 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.
say it againThe 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.
precious albumIn November of 2000, they released their only self-titled album which flopped, selling fewer than 600 copies.
new beginningThe 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: