Hear'Say are an English manufactured pop group. They were created through the ITV reality TV show Popstars in February 2001, the first UK series of the international Popstars franchise. The group, who were signed to Polydor Records, consisted of Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Johnny Shentall, and Noel Sullivan. Hear'Say achieved instant fame, breaking chart records with their debut single "Pure and Simple" and the album Popstars. However, their second album failed to match the same success as its predecessor.
In January 2002, Kym Marsh left Hear'Say due to conflicts with Myleene Klass and Noel Sullivan. She was replaced by former Boom!! singer Johnny Shentall a month later. During a summer promotional tour, Hear'Say were constantly harassed by members of the public. "Lovin' Is Easy," the group's only single to be released with Shentall, failed to make a commercial impact. Hear'Say announced their split in October 2002, eighteen months after their formation, citing "abuse from the public" as the main reason for their demise. Since the dissolution of the band, the members have had individual success in acting, presenting, and singing.