The current line-up of the Sugababes has disbanded.

Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah will continue as the Sugababes and will be joined by new member Jade Ewen. They release their album ‘Sweet 7’ on November 23rd through Island Records.

Sugababes statement - 21 September 2009

At least I heard it first from Keisha. Now that the only original member has gone surely they can't still call themselves Sugababes.  They are now just a manufactured pop band! 

Now for the good news from the statement:

Keisha Buchanan will continue to record for Island Records as a solo artist.

 

Whatever the reasons for this (it looks like she was kicked out) I believe this is great news for Keisha.  The last Sugababes album flopped and even I had doubts about the new one.  Still, it will be an interesting album and hopefully there isn't time to replace Keisha's vocals before it gets released in November.  That would be insulting!

UPDATE It seems Jade Ewen has already re-recorded Keisha's vocals.  Scandalous!

She's always been the most talented singer through every line-up and part of one of the best pop acts of all time and, in my opinion, the best this century.  The singles from Angels With Dirty Faces, Three, Taller In More Ways and Change often hit pop perfection.  I'm glad I saw them live a few times during their peak.

Good luck for the future Keisha and thanks for the last 11 years.

The lyrics to Change would appear apt to put the video here but I'm not that sentimental for a grown adult.  Ok I am. But, as that video is not Keisha at her best ....any excuse to show this one again:

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