All Saints Biography (Wikipedia)
All Saints are a girl group formed in London in 1993. They were founded as All Saints 126.96.36.199 by members Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis and Simone Rainford. The group struggled to find commercial success upon being signed to ZTT Records and were dropped by the label shortly after Rainford left the group. In 1996 the group were joined by sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton and signed to London Records under their shortened name.
The group's debut album, All Saints (1997), peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and went on to become the third best-selling girl group album of all time in the UK. The album contained three UK number ones: "Never Ever", "Under the Bridge"/"Lady Marmalade" and "Bootie Call". "Never Ever" is the second best-selling girl group single of all-time in the UK, behind the Spice Girls' "Wannabe". It also won two Brit Awards: Best British Single and Best British Video, and the group were nominated for Best British Breakthrough Act. Their second album, Saints & Sinners (2000), became their first number-one album and achieved multi-platinum success. It included the UK number one singles "Pure Shores" and "Black Coffee". Amid in-fighting among the group members, All Saints split the following year. The group later reformed after signing to Parlophone Records to release their third album, Studio 1 (2006). However, the album bowed at number 40 in the UK and All Saints were dropped by Parlophone shortly afterwards. Following a second split in 2009, the group reunited in 2014 for a series of live performances, prompting the group to sign to London for a second time for the release of their fourth album, Red Flag (2016). As of January 2016, All Saints have sold 12 million records.
- "It was probably the best times of our lives" - All Saints look back at the height of their famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p051tpjm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p051tpjm.jpg2017-05-03T11:07:00.000ZThe girls reminisce on being signed by Pete Tong and performing on Top of The Popshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p051tnqc
"It was probably the best times of our lives" - All Saints look back at the height of their fame
- “We didn’t keep going for the money” – All Saints reflect on their proudest momentshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqjfg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqjfg.jpg2017-05-02T15:31:00.000ZThe 90s girl band get nostalgic with Kate Thornton and reminisce about their achievements before revealing how they reformed.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p051rhwf
“We didn’t keep going for the money” – All Saints reflect on their proudest moments
- All Saints in Conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040927q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040927q.jpg2016-07-03T13:01:00.000ZThe ladies chat about getting back together and their upcoming Proms appearence!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04095gr
All Saints in Conversation
- "We Feel More Like A Boy Band!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040927q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040927q.jpg2016-07-03T12:53:00.000ZDo All Saints still strut their stuff on stage?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0409521
"We Feel More Like A Boy Band!"
- All Saints with Patrick Kieltyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03tn13j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03tn13j.jpg2016-05-09T16:12:00.000ZMel, Nat, Nic and Shaznay chat to Patrick about their new single, album and tour.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03tn1fb
All Saints with Patrick Kielty
- All Saints: “We never felt very cool, we were a bunch of nerds basically”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03tn1bt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03tn1bt.jpg2016-05-09T15:52:00.000ZThe girl group look back to the 90s with Paddy Kielty.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03tmzjv
All Saints: “We never felt very cool, we were a bunch of nerds basically”
- All Saintshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mnsc9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mnsc9.jpg2016-03-19T14:27:00.000ZThe band on their 90s hits, comeback and first new album in 10 years Red Flaghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03mnsm6
- All Saints: "I'm just a bit nervous that's all"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03kr9bw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03kr9bw.jpg2016-02-26T10:16:00.000ZAll Saints return with new music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03krb0k
All Saints: "I'm just a bit nervous that's all"
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