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Saturdays team up with Rihanna producer

Saturdays team up with Rihanna producer

Friday, March 20 2009, 7:10pm EDT

By David Balls, Entertainment Reporter

The Saturdays have revealed that they are working with Rihanna’s producer on their second album.

The group have started writing the follow-up to their debut Chasing Lights, which they intend to release by the end of the year.

“We’re writing with some amazing people, which is nice because on the first album we didnt write at all,” Una Healy told Orange.

“We’re going to be writing with Rihanna’s producer. It’s really exciting for us.”

Discussing the direction of the new record, Rochelle Wiseman recently told DS: “It’s still us, but I’m guessing it’s going to be a bit more personal.”

“Slightly more mature-sounding I suppose, but we really know what our sound is now,” Healy added.

The Saturdays recently announced details of their first headline tour.

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“Work” climbs on iTunes after one performance

The Saturdays just might be getting that #1 they promised. After the exclusive performance of “Work” on Ant & Dec’s show, the single has climbed to a current position of #70 at the time of this post. This is a great sign, fingers crossed the single performs well!

The Saturdays all over iTunes:

#3 – Just Can’t Get Enough
#34 – Issues
#50 – Up
#70 – Work

A re-issue of “Chasing Lights” has also been released this week to include “Just Can’t Get Enough” so go out and get your copy if you have no already!


Prince Andrew a fan of The Saturdays

Exclusive By Jody Thompson, Mirror.co.uk

Thursday and we here at Mirror.co.uk’s Showbiz Towers are thrilled and still somewhat bemused to report that we rubbed shoulders last night with royalty while watching none other than The Saturdays.

HRH Prince Andrew joined us at a swanky party at an amazing bar called Altitude 360 almost 30 floors up on the banks of the Thames in London to watch the gorgeous girl group run through their hits including their current Comic Relief smash Just Can’t Get Enough.

The posh do was to celebrate the inaugural flight of new low-cost airline Air Asia, which touched down yesterday in Luton after setting off for the first time from Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

We were told that an aviator himself, the prince thought he’d pop down too because of his interest in airplanes – and we suspect that considering his legendary eye for a pretty lady, the added enticement of The Saturdays playing will have piqued his interest too.

Anyway, we can report that the prince seemed to have a whale of a time even though he was only sipping plain water – no ice – rather than the free booze on offer and was looking very svelte, which might explain why we didn’t seem him partake of any of the delicious canapes either.

The Saturdays meanwhile revealed that Air Asia were helped them crack the continent by flying them out for their first ever Far East tour next month.

The girls also told us that they couldn’t wait to embark on their debut UK tour too.

Frankie told us: “We’re really excited. We start on the 5th of June and it ends on the 27th. We’re going to have a party, we want everyone in the audience to join in. We just love being up close and personal with our fans.”

Rochelle added: “It’s our first tour, so our hearts are really in it. We’re even going to do an acoustic set in the middle!”

We wonder if Prince Andrew will be after a repeat performance with the ladies? While he makes up which date to book the royal box however, we can recommend he checks out the rest of the showbiz goss that’s ruling our world today. It’s certainly fit for a prince…


Flo Rida ‘feels bad’ over Saturdays battle

Flo Rida ‘feels bad’ over Saturdays battle
Saturday, March 14 2009, 16:05 GMT

By Daniel Kilkelly, Entertainment Reporter

Flo Rida has revealed that he is keen to befriend The Saturdays following their recent chart battle.

The American rapper’s latest single ‘Right Round’ stopped the girlband from topping the chart with their Comic Relief song ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ earlier this month.

Speaking to the Daily Star about his success, the hip-hop artist explained: “It feels amazing for ‘Right Round’ to be number one in the US and UK.

“You always hope when you’re making music that it will connect with people in places as far apart as Australia and Japan. I feel blessed.”

He added: “The Saturdays seem pretty cool and are very cute. Frankie [Sandford] and Rochelle [Wiseman] are my favourites but they’re all beautiful girls. So it does feel bad to have kept them off the top spot – especially as they’re from here.

“I’m hoping to buy them all a drink to show them there are no hard feelings.”

The Saturdays recently vowed to reach the top spot with their next single.

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The Saturdays nose around for Comic Relief

The Saturdays nose around for Comic Relief

Thursday, 12 March 2009

By Fiona Pryor
Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Nuts, mirrors, Red Bull and fruit are the only things girlband the Saturdays require to keep them happy backstage at a gig.

“I think Red Bull is the most rock and roll thing on there,” laughs Frankie.

“We only just started asking for mirrors,” Rochelle giggles.

“And that wasn’t even us, that was our tour manager.”

The five-piece group, who are reduced to a foursome during the interview because Vanessa is not well, are full of enthusiasm for their next single, for two reasons.

First, it is only their fourth single and secondly, the track is for Comic Relief.

“We were honoured to be asked so early on in our career,” says Molly.

“We’re so happy to do it, and do everything we can to help it. It’s amazing we can.”

Frankie adds: “We’re working the hardest we’ve ever worked to promote a single because it’s so important to us that people go out there and buy it because it’s for such an important cause.”

In fact, they are so enthusiastic to promote their cover version of Depeche Mode’s Just Can’t Get Enough, they launch into singing it just before the interview starts.

However, after further questioning, it is not just the charity that is on their minds.

“Everyone keeps asking us, ‘Do you feel pressure to get to number one?’ says Rochelle.

“There is pressure but we put it on ourselves, as we know the money’s needed.

“We don’t want to let anyone down – that’s the main thing. But there is the fact that for seven years running every Comic Relief single’s been number one. So, obviously that’s what we want.”

‘Compliment’

So, there could have been a bit of disappointment all round for the girls when the single only reached number two on Sunday.

However, once the single promotion is over, the group, who only released their debut album, Chasing Lights, last year, are on to bigger things.

“We’re going to the US, that’s always been the plan,” says Frankie.

“But we want to set our place in stone here first, before we go over there, so no one forgets us.”

Inevitably the group is often being compared with fellow girlband Girls Aloud, the Saturdays insist there is no real competitiveness between the groups.

“It’s evitable that we will be compared and it’s a compliment,” Uma says.

“They’ve been around for a long time, both those bands have been so successful and we’re just at the start.

“We don’t know how big we’re going to be. The fact that people are already starting to make comparisons is really nice for us.”

Despite that, Rochelle is keen to point out that although both bands record pop music, their sounds are very different.

“If you listen to our album, I think it kind of speaks for itself,” she says.

‘Amazingly successful’

“I think people see five girls singing and they automatically think we’re going to be the same. But that is part of the job.

“We’ve just been on tour with Girls Aloud and they’ve been nothing but nice to us and they’re amazingly successful, we always say if we could have a bit of their success we’ll be flying so we hope it keeps going well for us.”

When asked what it is like to be famous, all four girls start talking at once, insisting they do not yet count themselves as celebrities.

Rochelle, who says she “hates” the word fame admits she finds being recognised in the street strange.

“I was out with my mum the other day and there was a girl staring at me and I was getting really paranoid.

“She was looking at me and talking about me and I felt really bad, thinking I had something on my face.”

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