Mutya Keisha Siobhan
The story of Mutya Keisha Siobhan: The original Sugababes
The Sugababes landed in the midst of "Girl Power" in the late ‘90s, when The Spice Girls, All Saints, Eternal, TLC were ruling the Pop charts, but as with most of those '90s bands, a similar fate would ensue – or so it seemed.
Sugababes members Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy were put together by All Saints manager Ron Tom. Still only in their early teens when their debut single "Overload" reached #6 in the UK Single Chart, what made Sugababes stand out from their predecessors was the fact they co-wrote a lot of their own songs.
The Sugababes had four early successful Top-40 UK Albums but were dropped by their record label London Records at the time for not selling enough copies.
In 2001 Siobhan Donaghy quit the group amidst rumours of bullying within the band. In came ex-Atomic Kitten Heidi Range to replace Siobhan Donaghy, and the new trio signed a new record deal with Island Records. The new Sugababes lineup achieved #1 with their first release "Freak Like Me" and their second most successful track, "Round Round."
Sugababes' second album "Angels with Dirty Faces" crashed at #2 and received 3x Platinum certification. Another single from the album "Stronger" ensured their longevity in the UK Charts.
In 2003 their album "Three" saw the light of day and bagged a BRIT Award nomination. Further success followed with the #1 single "Hole in the Head" and follow-up single "Too Lost in You." The latter song was also used in the blockbuster "Love Actually".
The success spread outside the UK border, making the Sugababes a global success. One of the year's highlights was the invitation for the Sugababes trio, Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Heidi Range to contribute to the new version of the Christmas charity single "Do They Know It’s Christmas."
In-group bickering and further bullying rumours led to a hiatus. Consequently founding Sugababes member Buena Buchannan left the 'babes in 2005, citing childbirth for her reaason to leave the band she started with her best friend Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy back in 1998. Buena's replacement was Amelle Berrabah.
In 2008 they released "Catfights and Spotlights" and the group's future seemed bright after it was announced Hip-Hop superstar, Jay-Z had signed the band to his Roc Nation label. Despite the group's busy schedule and success, Amelle Berrabah and Keisha Buchanan both announced their departures in 2009. Now with Keisha out of the Sugababes lineup, the group had no original founding member left.
The remaining Sugagbabes and their management insist the band will continue, the news news of the reunion of all three original founding members, Mutya Keisha Siobhan under the new band name Mutya Keisha Siobhan was met with great excitement by their fans.
The reunion news was launched by Siobhan via one of her tweets on Friday, 20th July 2012 where the original Sugababes announced the comeback of Mutya Keisha Siobhan under the new name Mutya Keisha Siobhan.