Friday, 26 February 2010

Sugababes in at 9 in Irish charts

Jedward maintain Irish chart lead
Friday, February 26 2010, 13:21 GMT

By Daniel Kilkelly, Entertainment Reporter

Rex Features
X Factor twins John & Edward have topped the Irish singles chart with 'Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)' for a second consecutive week.

The duo's collaboration with Vanilla Ice returned to number one last week after previously being knocked off the top spot by Helping Haiti's cover of 'Everybody Hurts', which this week holds steady in second place.

Jason Derulo's 'In My Head' is the highest new entry of the week at number three, followed by Timbaland and Katy Perry's 'If We Ever Meet Again' and Owl City's 'Fireflies' in fourth and fifth position respectively.

Meanwhile, Cheryl Cole moves up eight places to number seven with 'Parachute' and the Sugababes' latest offering 'Wear My Kiss' debuts in ninth spot.

The top ten singles in full (click where possible for our reviews):

1. (1) Jedward ft. Vanilla Ice: 'Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)'
2. (2) Helping Haiti: 'Everybody Hurts'
3. (-) Jason Derulo: 'In My Head'
4. (4) Timbaland ft. Katy Perry: 'If We Ever Meet Again'
5. (3) Owl City: 'Fireflies'
6. (11) Rihanna: 'Rude Boy'
7. (15) Cheryl Cole: 'Parachute'
8. (8) Alicia Keys: 'Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down'
9. (-) Sugababes: 'Wear My Kiss'
10. (5) Glee Cast: 'Halo/Walking On Sunshine'

Sugababes and McFly to perform at charity concert

Sugababes and McFly to perform at charity concert
Sugababes and McFly are the latest acts to sign up for a charity concert at a former oil platform construction yard, organisers have said.

Rock 4 Life is to be held over two days in May at Whiteness, near Ardersier, and will raise money for the Highland Hospice.

The former McDermott construction yard is earmarked for a housing development.

However, the developers have donated the site for the concert, organised by Caledonian Productions.

Sugababes Latest Schedule

Sugababes Latest Schedule :-

February :

Fri 26/02/2010 Empik store - Warsaw ,POLAND

Sat 27/02/2010 POLSAT Performance , POLAND - 9pm GMT
Sat 27/02/2010 Radio RMF Gala Performance, POLAND
Sun 28/02/2010 Radio 1 chart show guests 4pm -7pm


Wed 03/03/2010 Album Sweet7 launch event 3rd March
Fri 05/03/2010 Amelle's Parchute jump with the RedDevils for Cancer Research

Thurs 11.03.2010 Asian Music Awards

Fri 12/03/2010 Confirmed for the huge UK Eurovision show on 12th March – Sugababes will be the only act to perform to 6 million viewers.
Fri 12/03/2010 Album Sweet 7 Release Date in POLAND, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, IRELAND

MON 15/03/2010 Album ‘SWEET 7’ UK Release Date March 15th
Tues 16/03/2010 Album Sweet 7 Release Date in CANADA

Thurs 18/03/2010 Capital Radio session confirmed
Fri 19.03.2010 Global Radio Live , Brighton


Sun 25/04/2010 IPL (India Premier League ) Cricket closing ceremony on April 25th (INDIA) confirmed

Sun 02/05/2010 Rock 4 Life ,Whiteness, Inverness, Scotland

Sat 03/07/2010 Sound music festival at Netherdale in Galashiels.

Sugababes + McFly Rock 4 life Concert Scotland

Charity music event set to Rock Inverness

The Sugababes and Mcfly are today, Friday 26th February, the latest acts to be announced to headline Rock 4 Life’s Sunday’s line-up at Whiteness, Inverness.

Rock 4 Life, taking place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May will be the first live public show in Scotland of the new line-up of the Sugababes.

R&B singer Lemar will add to the star-studded Sunday line-up, while Saturday sees Status Quo, Steve Harley and Donnie Munro create a rock / pop contrast to the event, providing entertainment for all the family over the weekend.

Caledonian Productions director Tobias Leask said: “We are thrilled to welcome such big names to the Highlands and are glad that we can offer our audience a range of artists to suit every musical taste.

“Playing host to some rock legends on the Saturday and welcoming some fantastic pop acts for the Sunday, we hope to provide a well rounded event for everyone – and all for a great cause.”

Rock 4 Life will raise money for Highland Hospice, the only hospice which serves adults with incurable life-limiting disease in the Highlands of Scotland.

David Welch, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Highland Hospice said: “Rock 4 Life is a fantastic idea and an event which will be gladly welcomed in the highlands. We appreciate all of the work being done by Caledonian Productions to raise money for the Hospice, and for introducing Inverness to such an exciting event.”

Caledonian Productions took the decision last month to move the two day music event to Whiteness situated between Ardersier and Nairn.

Whiteness Property Company Ltd is donating the use of the site for the charity music event.

Sugababes - Daily Mail 26.2.10

'Being in the Sugababes was unbearable until Keisha left': The girls admit they were better known for their rows than hits.

By Lisa Sewards
Last updated at 11:23 PM on 25th February 2010
Comments (0) Add to My Stories The Sugababes are running late. One is booking a skydive, another has stopped for a bacon sandwich and the third is rowing with her boyfriend.

At least they're not arguing with one another. Pop's most volatile divas are known as much for their bickering and break-ups as for their hits.
When the girls arrive the atmosphere is tangibly different from when I've met them in the past. This must be down to the fact that there's no one left from the original catty line-up.
The new line-up: Amelle Berrabah, Heidi Range and Jade Ewen
So, on the face of it, is one Sugababe interchangeable with another? And is this a band or a brand?
The group was created in 1998, when best friends Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena met Siobhan Donaghy and signed their first record deal aged 13.
But amid stories that in-band bitchiness was pushing her over the edge, Siobhan fled in 2001 - never returning from the loo during the middle of an Australian tour.

Ousted: Keisha Buchanan
'Being in the Sugababes made me feel like a zombie. I learnt a lot about how awful people can be,' she claimed, pointing the finger at Keisha.
She was replaced by former Atomic Kitten Heidi Range, 26, who subsequently spent most of her early months in tears.

Mutya walked out in 2005, saying she had always hated her bandmates, to be replaced by Amelle Berrabah, 25. Keisha was then ousted in a dramatic showdown, and replaced with Eurovision Song Contest singer Jade Ewen, 22.
Bitchiness has always been the backdrop to the Sugababes, but it seems that the common denominator for trouble has gone. Heidi and Amelle now say they are happy for the first time.
The last time we met, the girls were in their third line-up and vowed that they'd put their bust-ups to bed.
Keisha apologised for being a jealous bully, insisting they would be grown-ups from then on.
She admitted: 'I was a bitch to Heidi at first because I couldn't get over the fact that we'd worked since we were 12 and this beautiful girl from stage school had it all handed to her on a plate. I made her life hell. That's when I said to myself: This is stupid.'
But in spite of Keisha promising things would change, they didn't, and she herself was forced out.
Heidi says: 'Now we're all on an equal footing. Before that, we never knew from one day to the next what mood or hurtful comments to expect. The last year was unbearable because it was so stressful.'
Finally, Heidi and Amelle snapped. 'Keisha and I had flown out to Los Angeles,' recalls Amelle. 'Heidi and I had agreed that I would have a chat with Keisha, give her one last chance.'
But when Heidi arrived she saw that no progress had been made.

'We realised that nothing was going to change,' she says. 'We told our managers that we couldn't face another day'.

Second line-up: Mutya Bueno, Heidi Range and Keisha Buchanan in 2004

But events took an unexpected turn. 'Our managers told us: "We want you both to stay". The next thing, Keisha was gone, and we've not heard from her since'.
Keisha has since admitted to being a 'hard nut', but has denied that there had ever been any bullying in the Sugababes.
Meanwhile, new member Jade Ewen was on the verge of launching a solo career, when her life turned upside down.

'I woke up to one of the Sugababes' management team shouting through my letterbox.'
'I opened the door and there she was, breathless, saying: "If you would like to be a Sugababe, there's a spare place. If so, you've got to catch the plane to LA now."

'I realised that this was an opportunity I couldn't afford to miss. But I'd blown any chances of a solo career by taking off like that.'
The new trio shot a video and within three days had recorded 12 album tracks. The release of the album, Sweet 7, next month and a series of racy routines have made the new line-up more determined than ever to make an impression.

'We are back with a vengeance, stronger than ever,' insists Amelle.
But an embittered Keisha has claimed that the Sugababes don't technically exist because there are no original members. Mutya says she wants to re-form the original line-up.
So what of the future? 'We'll go on and on,' says Heidi. 'The Sugababes has never been about just one person.'
• The Sugababes' single Wear My Kiss is out now, and their new album, Sweet 7, is out on March 15 on Universal Records.

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