After ten years together, Girls Aloud confirm they’re to go their separate ways.
According to a post on their official Twitter account earlier this morning (Thursday, March 21), Girls Aloud have announced that they’ve decided to split up.
The group - Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh - played the final date of their tenth anniversary Ten Tour last night at Liverpool's Echo Arena yesterday evening, thanked fans for “being on this journey with [them] through a decade” and revealed that they “have now come to the end of [their] incredible time together.”
The full statement is as follows:
“Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank you!! This tour has been an amazing experience and the perfect chance to say thank you for being on this journey with us through a decade. It has far exceeded any of our dreams and we hope we are forever your inspiration and reminder that dreams really do glitter!! Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together . Love you lots.”
Since winning ITV’s hit reality TV show, Popstars: The Rivals, in 2002, Girls Aloud have gone on to become the biggest selling girl group of the 21st Century. To date, they have racked up over 4.3 million singles sales, and have scored 21 Top 10 hits (including four Official Number 1s).
You can see Girls Aloud’s Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Singles, here, or you can watch the Muzu playlist of all the videos below:
In related news, VIVA will be broadcasting footage from Girls Aloud’s London O2 Arena date of their Ten Tour next weekend. Girls Aloud Ten: The Hits Tour will air on VIVA on Saturday, March 30 at 10pm.