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This week it's a video by Sugababes. They're a British girl group who have had several line-up changes due to problems within the band. Sugababes started out with Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy in 1998. Mutya and Keisha were friends already. They released their first album One Touch in  2000 but Siobhan left in 2001 and later said that she was bullied by Keisha during her time in the group. She was replaced by Heidi Range, a former member of Atomic Kitten (another group that has changed its members a lot!). Sugababes then released their second album Angels With Dirty Faces, which is their most successful album so far. In 2005, Mutya left the group, due to personal reasons after having a baby. Her replacement was Amelle Berrabah and the girls re-recorded their fourth album Taller In More Ways. The line-up changes weren't over yet though and in 2009 Keisha left, saying that she was basically kicked out, since it wasn't her choice to leave. She was replaced by former Eurovision contestant Jade Ewen. The group haven't released anything since their seventh studio album Sweet 7. According to Wikipedia they began a hiatus in 2012. Heidi appeared on celebrity ice skating show Dancing On Ice last year and Jade was a contestant on celebrity diving show Splash this year. The girls are now working on an 8th album.

Sugababes have gone through so many line-up changes that they've lost their "essence" really, especially since there are now no original members left. Ironically, the original three members have reformed under the name Mutya Keisha Siobhan (MKS) and are working on their debut album. They can't use the name Sugababes because it's still in use by Heidi, Amelle and Jade.

My favourite Sugababes' incarnation was Keisha, Mutya and Heidi. I liked their music best in the earlier days when it was a bit more garage/R'n'B sounding, compared to the more recent pop sound. I also thought that Mutya, Keisha and Heidi's voices fitted together nicely. Here is one of my favourite songs, Freak Like Me,  from Angels With Dirty Faces. Freak Like Me is a cover of American singer Adina Howard's Freak Like Me and is mixed with Gary Numan's group Tubeway Army's song Are Friends Electric? It came out in 2002.







For more Sugababes video visit this link:  Official VEVO

And go here for news on MKS: http://www.mutyakeishasiobhan.com/

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