The 90′s saw Girl Power pervade the Pop music scape. A phenomena which, contrary to the history books, wasn’t confined to the US or Spice Girls alone.
Indeed, as the likes of En Vogue and TLC took the States by storm, the UK had their own female force in Eternal.
Fronted by powerhouse Easther Bennett, sister Vernie, and Kelle Bryan, the multi-Platinum trio presented a compelling package in that they weren’t simply British takes on an American formula. No. They could more than hold their own when measured up against their US counterparts. A fact which makes their lack of American launch all the more puzzling.
After all, they could sing, dance, weave flick, and Naomi Campbell Walk with the best of them! Not to mention the heavy dose of girl-band drama they oft served up (see: line-up changes). Drama which only served to strengthen their fanbase.
Still, their run on home-turf remains nothing short of legendary. With 15 top 20 singles, and 10 million records sold between 1992 and 2000, the ladies achievements cement them as one of the UK’s most successful girl-groups. A fact forgotten all-too-often in today’s McDonalised industry.
Nonetheless, we’re still able to soak up the brilliance that is their back-catalogue. Peep ‘Power of the Woman’ above, ‘I Wanna Be The Only One’ below, and more Eternal goodness after the jump!