It’s official. Girls Aloud are parting ways after ten years together.
Full story after the jump…
The Brit-Pop belles, who re-teamed last October, made the announcement on Twitter after the final stop on their ‘Ten’ tour.
In a joint statement, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, and co wrote:
Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank you!! This tour has been an amazing experience and the perfect chance to say thank you for being on this journey with us through a decade. It has far exceeded any of our dreams and we hope we are forever your inspiration and reminder that dreams really do glitter!! Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together . Love you lots.
The announcement brings to an end an incredible run for the five-piece, who enjoyed a decade-long stretch of success. Indeed, in their time on the charts, the ladies racked up twenty consecutive top 10 hits – the latest of which was last Winter’s ‘Something New’.
By no means the most talented Pop collective, the group still boast a catalogue that houses many a Brit-Pop classic.
What their split means for each member moving forward will be interesting to see. How will Cheryl fare without the scaffolding that were her bandmates or the X Factor? Will we finally get an album from Nadine not released on Tesco Records? Will the others remain “the others”?
So many questions, so few answers. What is certain, though, is that the ladies leave a trail of smashes in their wake. As we pour out a little liquor for one of the UK’s most renown girl groups, join us in reminiscing on some of our favourite releases of theirs…