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Range, Berrabah and Ewen released the group's seventh studio album, Sweet 7 , in , after which they signed to RCA Records , before announcing an indefinite hiatus in In , Ewen confessed that the Sugababes had split two years earlier.
They also released five UK top ten albums, four of which reached at least platinum certification in the UK, and have been nominated for six Brit Awards , winning one for Best British Dance Act in They have been a long-term fixture in the British tabloids due to their several line-up changes and alleged group infighting. While working in the studio, Buena invited her best friend Keisha Buchanan to watch them.
Manager Tom decided the three girls were to be a trio, likening their different appearances to the United Colors of Benetton campaign. The sales of One Touch did not meet London Records ' expectations,  and they dropped the group in During a Japanese promotional tour in August , Donaghy left the group. She stated initially that she wanted to pursue a fashion career,  but was eventually diagnosed with clinical depression amid reports of in-fighting amongst the group's members.
Having already started work on a second album with new member Range, the trio looked for a new record label, eventually signing to Island Records. Their first single on the new label, " Freak like Me " scored the group their first UK number 1 single. Both singles were certified silver by the BPI.
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A fourth single, the Sting -sampling " Shape ", made the top ten in the Netherlands and Ireland in early Certified double platinum, it has sold , copies to date. Around this time, the group's perceived "moodiness",  alleged backstage catfights,  and press junket tantrums were tabloid fodder in Britain. After a hiatus, the Sugababes released their thirteenth single, " Push the Button " in October The song debuted at number 1 in the UK and remained in the position for three consecutive weeks.
The group was number 1 on the singles, album, airplay and download charts simultaneously, making them the first girl group to achieve such a feat. Following an apparent illness that prevented Buena from promoting follow-up single " Ugly ",  it was announced on 21 December that Buena had left the Sugababes. According to an announcement on their official website, Buena's decision was based purely on personal reasons following the birth of her daughter.
The third single from Taller in More Ways was a re-recorded version of " Red Dress ", which was released in early , and gave the Sugababes their third consecutive top five hit from the album, entering the UK Singles Chart at number 4. In mid, the group returned to the studio to record two new tracks for their first greatest hits collection, titled Overloaded: The lead single from the compilation, " Easy " peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart, whilst the compilation album, released in November , peaked at number 3.
The album, certified platinum by the BPI, has sold , copies. The track was released as the official single for Comic Relief. Following their Greatest Hits Tour, the Sugababes returned to the recording studio in mid to work on Change , their fifth studio album, and the first to feature Berrabah on all tracks. Upon release, the song became the group's sixth UK number one hit and first Hungarian chart-topper. The song was also named as the "biggest chart mover to the number one position in the UK". In October , Change became the group's second UK number 1 album.
For the second time, the group topped the singles, album and download charts simultaneously. The album's title track " Change ", was released as the second single in December  and peaked at number 13 in the UK. The album sold , copies in the UK, and was certified platinum. Following the Change Tour, Sugababes returned to the studio to write and record tracks for their sixth studio album, Catfights and Spotlights. The single peaked at number 3 in the UK, making it their first lead single since One Touch not to reach number 1. The album peaked at number 8 in the UK Albums Chart.
In January , the Performing Right Society named Sugababes the fourth hardest-working band of due to the number of concerts they had performed during that year. After the release of "No Can Do", the group announced that there would be no tour in support of Catfights and Spotlights so that they could focus on writing and recording material for their seventh studio album. The Sugababes travelled to the United States to work on their seventh studio album, Sweet 7. The single debuted on top of the UK charts,  making Berrabah the only member of the Sugababes, past and present, to achieve a number one single outside of the group.
In September , Berrabah was reported to have left the Sugababes. On 21 September, it was revealed that Buchanan, the sole original member of the group, had left the Sugababes. Buchanan revealed on Twitter that it was not her decision to leave,  resulting in some journalists describing her as having been "sacked". I'm sad to say that I am no longer a part of the Sugababes Although it was not my choice to leave, it's time to enter a new chapter in my life I would like to state that there were no arguments, bullying or anything of the sort that lead [sic] to this.
Sometimes a breakdown in communication and lack of trust can result in many different things.
Critics and fans reacted very negatively to the news, and British broadsheet The Guardian ran an article named "Why the Sugababes' show can't go on without Keisha". Both women have claimed to quit the Sugababes themselves only to find that their group's management decided that they would follow them, rather than find two new members for Buchanan. On 1 July , Buchanan approached the current line-up of Sugababes at the Barclaycard Wireless festival in London, where the girls were reported to have a "tear-eyed" reunion and put the past behind them.
It was also the first time Buchanan had officially met her 'replacement' Jade Ewen. The album debuted and peaked at number 14 in the UK.
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In March , former group member Mutya Buena applied to the European Trademarks Authority for ownership of the group's name. The application was submitted amid the controversy of Buchanan's departure, in which Buena insisted that "the Sugababes have ended" without a founding member still in the group.
The Sugababes initially began recording an eighth studio album in April Range participated in the seventh series of Dancing on Ice ,  Berrabah worked on solo material  and Ewen competed as a contestant on the first series of Splash! On 15 March , Ewen confirmed the Sugababes would record new music "before the end of the year", stating: There will definitely be more recording but, there is no release date anytime soon. On 6 September , an interview was published quoting Ewen confirming that the group had split.
The band being over is definitely not my choice. I kind of was unlucky in that I came in [to Sugababes] towards the end of the cycle when things naturally came to the end. There was so much drama surrounding the group, I think the music just got lost. I don't like all the drama and the negativity. We kind of fizzled out about two years ago.
I do think the lineup changes have obviously got to be a factor, you can't get away from it," she said. I was like, 'Is this going to work?
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Are people going to accept it? And it is our name! In late January Range contradicted Ewen's statement, saying that the group was merely on hiatus as they follow solo projects. On 13 January , original member of the group, Keisha Buchanan filed to have the Sugababes name trademarked in the United States. In August , Buchanan revealed on Twitter and hinted that the group had regained their original 'Sugababes' name by claiming she was not an 'EX-Sugababe'.
She also hinted that new music was coming soon, and the reason for the long wait would be revealed. In April , Mattel teamed up with the Sugababes to create a new themed Barbie collection,  which was released in May The Sugababes had also told reporters that they hope to branch out into other areas such as a makeup line. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sugababes All members of the Sugababes black and white being the past members and the coloured being the final members.
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