British Girl Group the Saturdays Plot Stateside Invasion With Reality Show
American audiences better start prepping for a Spice Girls-league invasion from UK girl group the Saturdays: New reports allege that the five-piece band are planning a big stateside splash, complete with an American label signing and a reality TV deal for their very own show on E!.
The Daily Star rebuts recent rumors that the group are set to split after singer Una Healy announced her pregnancy, instead claiming that a big U.S. launch is in the works for the group. The Saturdays are a big deal in their native England, pitched as the natural inheritors to the throne left by iconic U.K. girl group Girls Aloud, with three consecutive Top 10-charting albums and their fourth record, ‘On Your Radar,’ due out in November. Their most recent single, ‘My Heart Takes Over,’ was just released to mixed reviews.
The Saturdays have been headed in a more stateside-friendly direction for awhile; their last album featured a collaboration with Flo Rida on single ‘Higher,’ and recent singles ‘Notorious’ and ‘All Fired Up’ have courted a bigger, hyped-up dance sound. Expect the album to contain production courtesy of R&B superstar Taio Cruz, innovative production house Xenomania, and Labrinth, best known for his work with Tinie Tempah.
Reportedly, an American label is already lined up to sign the group, and Perez Hilton, a longtime champion of British pop, has agreed to help them gain visibility in the states. Sounds like they’ve got their ducks in order — so who’s ready for Spicemania 2.0?