Girls Aloud Keen On Joining Michael Jackson Tribute Single

Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts says the girl group were “devastated” about news of Michael Jackson’s death, and committed them to a tribute single for the King of Pop. “We’re all huge Michael Jackson fans so it was upsetting,” Roberts said. “I would love to get involved in a tribute. I know Girls Aloud would all be up for it as we are all such big fans.”

VV Brown added that her friends were working on Jackson’s comeback album with Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am. “My friends tell me that what he had done on the album was really good,” the ‘Crying Blood’ star told Dan Wootton. “It could have been his best album. So it’s heartbreaking.”

The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Girls Aloud ‘The Singles Box Set’

Girls Aloud are selling ‘The Singles Box Set’ on their official web site girlsaloud.co.uk, featuring 20 top 10 hit singles. The mini flight case includes:

– 150 tracks
– 13 Hours of Music
– 16 Videos
– 8 Games
– Exclusive Rareities Bonus Disc
– Original Single Artwork
– Original Track Listings
– 64 Page Booklet Featuring The Story Behind The Music

A promo clip for the release, which costs £45 plus postage, has since been removed at YouTube.

Stage Fright Strikes Cheryl Cole Before Girls Aloud Tour Opener

The Mirror reports Cheryl Cole had to be given a pep talk by her Girls Aloud bandmates minutes before their sell-out gig at Manchester’s MEN Arena on Friday night. The ‘X Factor’ judge was apparently scared to take the stage on the opening night of the tour.

“She’s got a lot going on in her personal life and I think she’s finding it tough being the nation’s sweetheart and dealing with all the attention that comes with that,” a source told the British tabloid.

Watch the group performing a cover of ‘Womanizer’ by Britney Spears at the show below.

Girls Aloud “Love Machine” Grill?

The Sun hears that Girls Aloud are planning to release a line of healthy cooking products, with plans to name one of their products the Love Machine grill. “They’ve spoken about doing a low-fat cooking device similar to George Foreman’s lean, mean grilling machine,” a source told Gordon Smart. “They think there’s a real gap in the market for it.”

Breakup Questions Irk Girls Aloud After Brits Win

t5m has footage of Girls Aloud talking with the media after winning their first Brit Award for Best British Single for ‘The Promise’.

The girl group talked about being esctastic about the win, not finding it hard to stick together, how it was great to see each other after having the holidays off, loving Kings of Leon and Take That’s performance earlier in the night, and Cheryl Cole’s thought that even asking a question about a rumored breakup in the cards on a night like this was “a really bad question.”

Watch the interview below.

Brit Winners Girls Aloud Thank Fans For Voting

After winning their first Brit Award on Wednesday night for ‘The Promise’ in the Best British Single category, Girls Aloud went online to thank their fans. They write:

Hey everybody,

We won a BRIT award! We won a BRIT award! Whoop whoop! We are so happy. Guys, seriously, we have the best fans in the world. Thank you all so much for your voting, it’s really appreciated. Last night was so huge. We were nervous getting up on that stage but performing was amazing. It was a real honor. Now we are looking forward to touring!! Thanks again guys, it was an incredible evening. Loads of love Nadine, Cheryl, Nicola, Sarah and Kimberley. xxx

Girls Aloud Score Their First Brit Award

ITN has highlights from last night’s Brit Awards, where Welsh songstress Duffy scooped up three prizes at UK music event and Girls Aloud picked up their first for ‘The Promise’, while Coldplay walked away with nothing. “We’ve been together for like seven years now, so this is like the cherry on the cake for all these years,” Cheryl Cole told the press after the win.

Girls Aloud To Be Featured On ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Soundtrack

New magazine hears that Girls Aloud have landed a trio of songs off the ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ soundtrack. “The girls have secured three songs on the show’s soundtrack and forthcoming album, including their No.1 smash ‘The Promise’,” a Spelling Television source said. “The buzz on the band in the US is great at the moment.”

The BT Red Nose Climb

As part of this year’s Comic Relief campaign, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud, Ronan Keating of Boyzone, Alesha Dixon, and Gary Barlow of Take That are hiking up the tallest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro. The charity aims to better the lives of those at a disadvantage in both the UK and Africa. Help the celebrities’ cause by sponsoring them and at the official Comic Relief website, rednoseday.com.

Watch a report from ITN taken from the photocall and press conference, featuring comments from the celebrities, below.

Girls Aloud ‘So Excited’ About Two Brit Award Nominations

Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh attended the launch of the 2009 BRIT awards and while they were there, it was revealed that Girls Aloud were nominated for two of gongs – Best British Group and Best Single. In the Best British Group category, the girls are up against Take That, Elbow and Coldplay. In the Best Single category, their song ‘The Loving Kind’ is up against songs from Adele, Coldplay, Leona Lewis and others. Girls Aloud will also be performing at the February 18th event, which takes place at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.

Girls Aloud wrote their fans in regards to the news:

Hi everyone,

This is really incredible and we’re so excited to be up for two awards. We know you’ve been really behind us right from the beginning up till ‘The Loving Kind’. So winning this award would be as much for all of you guys as it would be for us.

Please vote and help Girls Aloud win big at the BRITS!

Love Sarah, Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola. xxx

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