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What About Us Chart Update and more!

Update:
OFFICIALLY 
we are NUMBER ONE in the midweeks and by a whopping margin of 34,000. What About Us has sold just over 65,000 copies, number one is basically in the bag, the idea now is to push sales past 100,000. So don’t let up, buy those remixes, buy those CDs from the official store, buy from iTunes and Amazon MP3 and LETS DO THIS!

We start with the news that ‘What About Us’ is currently topping the charts in the early sales. Unofficial news claims the girls where over 30,000 copies ahead of Justin Timberlake in the early sales data, now if this is true we should – in theory – have little to worry about. Obviously those who are checking iTunes data will see that Justin is clawing back at their lead (It’s now under 40%) but at this rate it would take Justin another 24-48 hours to overtake them, which would only leave him a couple of days (at the most) to eat into their lead, which if they have a lead of 30,000+ would seem impossible to overturn.

Obviously none of this is confirmed (yet), Radio 1 do their ‘chart update’ this afternoon which should confirm that the girls are currently heading for the Top, but obviously a lot can happen between now and Saturday, so its important that we keep on buying, pick up a remix (or two) or just buy the song again from Amazon, every little helps! All the purchase links are on the right, simply click and buy! More chart information as we get it 🙂 Plus tune into Radio 1 from 4pm (or just before 4.30, to hear them confirm the girls at the top 😉

If twitter is your thing, then the girls are doing (another) twitter session – is it just me or are these become so common it’s kinda boring? – anyway you can attempt to get a question answered by tweet your question @GlamourMagUK and remember to include the hashtag #GLAMOURTheSats

There’s obviously A LOT of news doing the rounds this week as the girls keep high profile to keep the single sales up! I won’t post everything here but will post a link to a few articles that you can have a read over.

Up first Vanessa, talks about her crushes (and the like), one for the more adventerous to look over.

Also the girls have revealed that their album is finished – yay – but apparently ‘The Chase’ is only a working title and they have yet to decide to on actual title.

EntertainmentWise have a very long interview with Vanessa over on their site, which you can read the entire interview here but a couple of interesting questions:

What was the first album you ever bought?
I think it was probably like Destiny’s Child. The reunion recently was very exciting, they are one of my favourite groups ever!

Who did you have on your wall as your teen crush?
Oh god I was like 15-years-old and there was an R&B band called B2K who I loved so much. I used to listen to literally all of the albums I was like obsessed. It’s so embarrassing. I’ve got pictures at home of my wall, where it was B2K everywhere.

The DailyMail also talks about their interview with Heat Magazine, I’ve added a few pictures below.

I’m sure there is a whole bunch of stuff that I’ve missed, but there is so much going on. The KEY thing here is that ‘What About Us’ is OUT NOW and we won’t be number one if we don’t keep buying and promoting until 11.59pm SATURDAY. As I said even if the girls are 30,000 or so ahead it means nothing until Saturdays so keep going!

 


Countdown is on ..

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Not that anyone needs reminding but the BRAND NEW single from The Saturdays is releasd in the UK this SUNDAY! The song is getting great support from UK Radio so we need to make sure that everyone buys a copy. Pre-Order it now from iTunes £1.99, also on Amazon MP3 (£1.69) Amazon also have the remixes bundle for £4.45 (I assume something similar might appear on iTunes too by Sunday. With huge support from radio this could be the girls best chance of a chart topper since ‘All Fired Up’ so make sure you buy and get everyone else to!

Episode 8 of ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ aired yesterday! #SatsAndTats, here is the official post-show show:

The girls (very brief) US promo continues today as they hit Kiss 95.7 in Connecticut this morning, hopefully this means that ‘What About Us’ is going to be served to US Radio today, lets hope Z100 and KIIS LA give it some extra nice loving!

The girls did a bit of sightseeing – and promo – yesterday in New York, I’ve posted a few pictures below:


Chelsea Lately – Interview

Last night our girls appeared on American TV for their first ever TV Interview, this took place on the E! show Chelsea Lately, you can now watch this interview below:

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News keeps coming! New EP!

It’s like a quick fire round this, the news keeps coming and coming!

N.B. Those looking for the interview yesterday of Chelsea Lately, it’s coming to this site very soon!

Firstly People.com have done a preview of ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ on their website which is pretty awesome. They’ve also got a video preview which is also exciting!

Also news this morning is out that the girls are going to release a mini-EP in the US. The 5 track EP is due out on the 29th January and includes the new single ‘What About Us’ alongside 4 ‘classic’ songs. This is to serve as an introduction of the group to the US with a full album due out later this year!

In other news the British Heart Foundation have put more information up, remember to donate £2 and ‘Rock Up In Red’ check out Mollie in the video below.

 


Hello America!

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Yesterday our girls officially introduced theirselves to the US media with a press-conference for their new show ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ which premieres on E! in just 12 days!

Here’s a blogs take on the events and the press release for the forthcoming show:

The all-girl, five-member band is regular tabloid fodder overseas for their chart-topping hits, high-profile romances, and fashion and business smarts. E! cameras follow their infectious personalities and crazy schedules as they navigate Hollywood and the American music industry in the new reality series Chasing The Saturdays, airing Sundays beginning Jan. 20 on E!.

Their story began last summer, when The Saturdays — Mollie King (25), Frankie Sandford (23), Vanessa White (23), Una Healy (31) and Rochelle Humes (23) — headed to Los Angeles to work with Mercury Records and famed producer Rodney Jerkins (of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Spice Girls fame) on their debut U.S. album and promoting their new single “What About Us.”

Just a week after her highly publicized wedding to fellow musician and JLS member Marvin Humes, Rochelle Humes packed her bags and joined her BFFs on their three-month stay in Los Angeles. “We were excited to have someone document our trip because we only get the chance to try and crack America once,” Humes says.

The girls lived in an apartment block, where each girl had their own suite that connected to a communal area. “On the show you get to see all of that and our personal lives as well,” Humes shares. “There’s never an average day. We could be doing a photo shoot one day and the next day we’ve got the studio and then the next day we’ve got a show and then the next day we’re testing perfume because we are about to release a fragrance.”

Being famous, although not known in America, turned out to be somewhat of an awkward experience for the group.

“There are a lot of English paps [paparazzi] in America — they would know who we are, and they tend to photograph us because they know the pictures will sell back home. It’s a little awkward when someone will walk past and be like, ‘Who are these girls?’ It’s just really embarrassing. And they are like, ‘Who are you? Why are they taking pictures of you?’ And you would have to explain every time. Sometimes I would just pretend — ‘I’m not sure why. I’m from London; I don’t know either.’”

The Saturdays are hoping they took care of that issue when their series and their new single debut this month in America.

Also I forgot to mention yesterday the girls are set to perform at the Golden Globes After Party next weekend, they will be performing a 30min set for the party goers! I’ve added some pictures below of the girls out and about in LA yesterday.


The girls hit the USA!

Happy New Year again to TeamSats! I hope you all had a lovely holiday period, today is the day a lot of people might have gone back to school/college/work – I know I have! I’ve taken the Christmas period to have a little break from the site, and am now back, fully recharged and ready to roll! It’s going to be a busy few weeks – and months ahead – so I hope you are as ready as I am!

First things first, the girls flew out to the US last weekend, ready for (what seems) to be a good couple of months promo out there. ‘What About Us’ was released to US iTunes just before the christmas holiday and hopefully the song will be sent to US radio soon as the girls start hitting (some pretty impressive) promo, of which a lot of it will be available to see in the UK, plus of course we will do our upmost to get the videos on the site, performances and Interviews should be pretty accessible, we will have an update on ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ for those who are asking in the next few days so keep an eye on that!

Confirmed TV appearances for the girls in the US so far include:

January 9th – Chelsea Lately (E!) UK visitors note this show also shows on E! UK at Midnight (for the first showing), so depending on schedule the girls will be on the UK on 10th/11th January, will confirm ASAP. We expect to have this video on the site by January 10th.

January 11th – Fashion Police (E!) UK visitors, I expect this to be on E! UK the day after so probably Saturday 12th. Again if all goes to plan we should have the video on the site by January 12th.

January 14th – Jay Leno (NBC) – this is the first TV performance anywhere of the new single ‘What About Us’!!  UK visitors sadly Jay Leno is no longer broadcasted in the UK, it used to be shown on MSNBC News Channel but I’m not sure if this is still broadcasted in the UK. We expect to have this video up on the site on January 15th in the morning.

Obviously ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ premieres on E! US on 20th January with the UK airing premiering in February. News on that availablity on the site is coming in the next few days.

I’ve added a few pictures of the girls below arriving at LA below, I’m sure HQ ones will appear in the gallery (along with other updates shortly 🙂 )


What About Us – OUT NOW!

What About Us image from iTunes USA

We’ve been waiting, well far too long for this, but The Saturdays BRAND NEW SINGLE What About Us is finally released … if you are in the US of course! The awesome new song is out today in the USA on Amazon MP3 and of course iTunes – Canadians can also download the song on iTunes Canada! (see the links below), This will be a long process for the girls in the US and Canada,  although the US and Canadian TeamSats have been waiting for years for this to happen and will rush out there and download it (you have right?!) the girls are practically unknown in the US and it could take ages, months even, for the song to gain momentum in the US. The UK release should be happening shortly (pleaseeee)

Update: The Saturdays official Facebook page has posted an update saying that the UK release is now March 2013 … more as we come across it.

Also those in the US and Canada make sure you leave positive reviews on iTunes and Amazon and spread the word!!!

BUY What About Us from iTunes (US & Canada Only) $1.29
BUY What About Us (Remixes) from iTunes (US & Canada Only) $9.99 (Wow)

BUY What About Us (Remixes) from AmazonMP3 (US Only) $9.49

Also a quick update for the lack of updates recently. I have basically no internet at home, which my cable company are saying they should fix it Wednesday evening and to top it all off we’ve been changing Internet providers at work so I’ve had a very on-offline experience these last few days! Full service should resume by Thursday!