Skip to main content

Girls vs Boys- UK/Ireland

Time for another Girls vs Boys post, this time from the UK and Ireland! It's between girl group The Saturdays and boyband The Wanted. Each group has four British members and one Irish member.

The Saturdays formed in 2007. The members are Rochelle Humes, Vanessa White, Una Foden, Frankie Bridge and Mollie King. (Rochelle, Vanessa, Mollie and Frankie are English and Una is Irish). They released their debut single If This Is Love in summer 2008 and their debut album Chasing Lights in October 2008.

Since then The Saturdays have released 5 studio albums, Chasing Lights, Wordshaker (2009), Headlines! (2010), On Your Radar (2011) and Living For The Weekend (2013) and 18 singles. Some of their most well known songs are Up!, Work, All Fired Up and Higher featuring American rapper Flo Rida. What About Us featuring Jamaican rapper Sean Paul was their first UK No 1 in 2012. In 2014 they brought out their first Greatest Hits album called Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits. The Saturdays latest single is What Are You Waiting For? which came out last August

In addition to the band, the girls have pursed other projects. Rochelle sometimes co-presents British TV show This Morning with her husband Marvin Humes (formerly a member of British boyband JLS, who split in 2013).* She also has a fashion line, as does Mollie. Una is currently a judge on The Voice Ireland and Frankie competed on dance show Strictly Come Dancing last year, finishing as runner-up. Vanessa was a contestant on Popstar to Operastar in 2010 and she's also sung with other acts. In 2013 the girls starred in their own reality series, Chasing the Saturdays. Before joining the group both Frankie and Rochelle were members of pop group S Club Juniors.

This is All Fired Up which was the 2nd single from On Your Radar and came out in September 2011.




For more on The Sats visit their website: www.thesaturdays.co.uk

*I just read that Rochelle is going to co-host new show Ninja Warrior UK. It must be a British version of the Japanese gameshow Ninja Warrior.




The Wanted formed in 2009 and there are 5 members, Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Tom Parker. (Max, Jay, Nathan and Tom are English and Siva is Irish). They released their debut single All Time Low in July 2010 and it was their first No 1. Their debut album The Wanted came out in October 2010.

The group have released 3 albums altogether, their debut, Battleground (2011) and Word of Mouth (2013) and 10 singles. Their most well known single is probably Glad You Came which was No 1 in the UK and Ireland in summer 2011 and was also successful in other countries, including the US and Canada. Some of their other singles are Lightning, Chasing the Sun, Walks Like Rihanna and We Own The Night.

Outside of The Wanted Nathan released a single with Ariana Grande called Almost Is Never Enough, Max has modelled and starred in Glee and Tom brought out a single called Fireflies with Richard Rawson aka Fazer from N-Dubz. Jay made his debut as a solo singer last September with his song Out Of Time. The band also had their own reality show on E! called The Wanted Life in 2013.

According to Wikipedia The Wanted are now on hiatus. I thought I heard they'd officially split but anyway they are currently on a break. Their last single was Glow in the Dark which was released in March 2014.

Here is Chasing the Sun, which is from Word of Mouth and was released in April 2012.





For more on The Wanted you can visit their site (it still advertises Word of Mouth but the fan community is active): www.thewantedmusic.com



Which group is your fave?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Love Lies by  Khalid featuring Normani (from American girl group Fifth Harmony). Khalid (full name Khalid Donnell Robinson) is an American singer who started out by posting music to Soundcloud and then featured on Alina Baraz's single Electric in early 2016. He released his debut single Location in July 2016, which is one of his biggest hits to date. His debut album American Teen came out in March 2017.

Khalid's other singles include Young, Dumb & Broke. Love Lies and OTW with rappers/singers Ty Dolla $ign and 6LACK.

Love Lies was released on Valentine's Day (14th Feb) and is from soundtrack of  the American film Love, Simon. I've only seen the video in the last month though). It's the first single Normani has released outside of Fifth Harmony, who are currently on hiatus.



For more on Khalid visit these links:

Official site: https://khalidofficial.com/

Offical FB: https://www.facebook.com/thegreatkhalid/

Capital Xtra feature: http://www…

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant

Earlier this month I did a post on the new series of Teen Mom UK. At the end of of the post I mentioned that a new show had started in America called Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant. It's now due to start in the UK next week, so here's more about the programme. :)

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant is the latest in the Teen Mom franchise which started with the 2009 series 16 and Pregnant. It follows 5 girls- Ashely, Brianna, Kayla, Lexi and Jade. Their ages vary from 17 to 21.


Lexi Tatman

The clip of Lexi was the first one I saw. She's 17 and  a cheerleader from Colorado. Her baby son's father is Kyler Lopez and she split-up with him before finding out she was pregnant. When you see Lexi cheerleading while pregnant it reminds me of Farrah Abraham (from Teen Mom OG) in her 16 and Pregnant episode!

Here are Lexi's social media links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexi_tatman

Instagram: http://www.thepictaram.club/instagram/achually


Brianna Jaramillo

Brianna is 18 and  lives in W…

So Sharp: Dance Squad

So Sharp: Dance Squad is an American reality TV series about the University of Louisville Ladybird Dance Team run by Todd Sharp. It's set in Louisville, Kentucky. As you'll know if you follow this blog, I'm a fan of dance reality shows such as Dance Moms and Bring It! So I was interested when So Sharp started in the UK a few weeks ago.

Todd is head coach along with Sheryl Knight, a former Ladybird herself. Todd has also coached the Floyd Central Dazzlers. The team have won 15 national championships so far.

As with the other dance reality shows, there's a lot of drama! Marissa Hall is close to Todd and describes him as like a father to her. She is considered one if the best dancers and her close relationship with Todd rubs some people up the wrong way, particularly Michelle Carpenter. Rose Crombie is one of Marissa's main rivals but according to the Decidr article about the team (see below) they're close. Gabrielle Iannone struggles sometimes with the choreograp…