Sugababes are a British girl group. They currently consist of Keisha Buchanan, Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah.
The group was created when Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena met Siobhan Donaghy in 1998. Their debut album entitled One Touch was released in November 2000. During a Japanese promotional tour Siobhan Donaghy left the band.
Heidi Range, a founding member of the girl band Atomic Kitten, was announced as Siobhan's replacement in 2001. The first single from their 2002 album Angels With Dirty Faces was "Freak Like Me", the Sugababes' first number one single, produced by Richard X. Their second number one came with the album's second single, the Xenomania-produced "Round Round".
The group's third album Three was released in late 2003 and was preceded by another Xenomania-produced number one single, "Hole In The Head".
On 16 October 2005, Taller in More Ways was released. The album saw the trio continue work with producers/songwriters such as Xenomania. It was announced on 21 December 2005 that Mutya Buena had left Sugababes.
Brian Higgins has claimed that Mutya is "undoubtedly the finest female singer this country has produced in years" and that "the closest comparison is Dusty Springfield".1 On another occasion he also said the following: "[Mutya] is incredibly talented. Her voice can make your heart melt, its tone is so beautiful. She is also an excellent lyricist and melody writer".2
Amelle Berrabah joined the group in December 2005. She re-recorded three tracks and co-wrote a brand new song with Keisha and Heidi. All of these appeared on a re-release of Taller in More Ways.