Girls Aloud – Jump
· Girls aloud are a British Irish pop band based in London.
· The band was formed in 2002.
· This girl bands genre is pop, and appeals to a large range of audience which includes the tweenage, teenage and early adult audience which ranges from around 10-28 years of age.
· They were created through the ITV1 talent show Popstars The Rivals in 2002.
· The group consists of Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.
· They are signed to Fascination Records and Polydor imprint.
· The group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles, including four number ones, and two number one albums in the UK.
· All their albums have been certified platinum, with their albums The Sound of Girls Aloud and Out of Control both selling over a million copies.
· The song was covered by Girls Aloud in 2003 but was originally released by The Pointer Sisters in 1983. The song Jump (for my love) raced quickly to number #3 on the pop charts.
· The band split up in 2009.
· Both Cheryl and Nicola have both successfully launched their solo careers with Nicola selling her hit Dance to the beat of my drum, being very successful abroad. Whilst Cheryl has sold the most records out of all the girls with some of her song such as Fight For this Love and Parachute reaching number #1 in the pop charts.