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

May 12th, 2009 // 5 Comments

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]


  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

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