Staying together - so hard to do
Published: 21 Aug 2015
It was the decade for girlpower. We couldn’t get enough of girl bands in the 90s but what has happened to them since?
Shaznay Lewis from All Saints
Shaznay has arguably had the most success as a songwriter following her years in All Saints as she had great success writing for various other high-profile bands. She joined a recent reunion of the band, and had a short-lived acting career appearing in Bend it like Beckham.
Heidi Range from The Sugababes
With so many line-up changes, it’s hard to remember who exactly was in Sugababes over the years. Heidi is one of the more memorable faces but after the band split in 2011, she turned her back on pop music and made a move to the musical theatre and reality TV worlds. She was recently in the Happy Days musical and also appeared in Celebrity MasterChef and Dancing on Ice.
Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas from TLC
They are one of the best-selling girl groups of all time but TLC also experienced tragedy with the death of group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in April 2002. The two remaining members, Rozanda and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have occasionally performed as a duo. Over the years there have also been rumours of a solo career although only one single has ever been released. She also markets a line of handbags called Bags by Chilli.
Vernie Bennett from Eternal
Eternal were the first female girl group to sell more than 1million copies of their album in the UK. The band was made up of Vernie and sister Esther and the now Mrs Louise Redknapp. The latter was replaced by Kelle Bryan in 1995 but by 1998 the band was down to just the sisters who eventually ended Eternal all together in 2000. Vernie left showbiz to concentrate on her law studies. She is now believed to be a lawyer and does some songwriting. Eternal recently reunited for the ITV show, The Big Reunion.