The Sugababes’ Trip To The States Takes Them To The Left, To The Left Coast

The rumor that Jay-Z was signing Idolator-beloved Brit girl group the Sugababes to Roc-A-Fella Records turned out to be true, and they’ve made a pilgrimage across the pond in order to work on the record for an American audience. I think Dan Gibson spoke for a lot of people reading this last night when I showed him this Tweet from their official account, and he replied “OMGOMGOMG.” [Twitter]

  • Chris Molanphy


  • NunyaB

    This is either very good news or very bad news. Can’t tell which yet.

    I loved C&S though and thought it was worlds better than the other two British girlband albums released at the same time, though, so maybe my judgment is just skewed.

  • ScrabbleChamp

    OK, I’ve never heard this band, but they’ve kind of seeped into my subconscious because of the coverage on this site. Soooooooo, can anyone tell me what album I should start with?

  • dusty vinyl

    Part of the problem with C+S was the absolute dog of a lead single. In these days of quashed album sales a killer lead single generating revenue to fund videos for future single releases is more of a necessity than ever. Hence the rise of Girls Aloud and the fall of the Sugababes over the last 18 months.

  • MattB

    Sigh – I want to be happy about this, but I can’t help but be worried that they’re not going to be the same Sugababes that we’ve grown to know and love once they’ve been Jay-Z’d. I’ve been wrong about their demise a couple of times, though, so I’ll reserve judgement (as much as I loved Mutya, I actually reckon that Amelle is a better fit in a lot of ways, especially after listening to the two versions of ‘Red Dress’ one after the other).

    ScrabbleChamp – you’re probably best to start with their second album and go from there. ‘One Touch’ is a bit of an oddity, but it’s worth a listen once you’re already a fan (although ‘Overload’ was the single that made me a fan back in 2001).