Keisha Buchanan, Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah

Keisha Buchanan, the last remaining original member from the hit girl group The Sugababes, has announced today that she has left the group.

Official Statement:

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.

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

 Keisha also issued this statement via her Twitter page 

Dear Friends I’m sad to say that I am no longer apart of the Sugababes.

I’ve had a great time and have achieved more then I ever thought I would. Although it was not my choice to leave, it’s time to enter a new chapter in my life.

I have nothing but positive things to say about the girls and I wish them the best of luck.

I would like to state that there were no arguments, bullying or anything of the sort that lead to this.

Sometimes a break down in communication and lack of trust can result in many different things.

I would also like to point out that I have always supported the girls and they have also supported me.

Remember my drunk pictures out with Amelle, supporting her on her success with Tinchy Stryder… Oh the shame… But what a fun night we had.

Now I’m going to take some time to focus on me. I’ve been in this band for 11 years and I have achieved so much.

I have a great family and friends who are behind me 100% and at the age of 24, I’m now going out into this world on my own…

Although im nervous… I’m still very excited on what lies ahead. 🙂

I want to thank the Sugababes fans and my fans for all your support and all who have never judged me, but excepted me for who I am. The feisty, funny, professional, fearless, motor mouth… lol

This is not the end… but the beginning!!!!

Thank you always… Keisha xxx

It was speculated that Amelle Berrabah had left the the group and that Jade Ewen had been hired as her replacement.

But never in a million years did I see this coming!

Keisha original Sugababe, last woman standing leaving the group! No way!

As far as I am concerned there is no Sugababes without Keisha Buchanan.

Amelle, Heidi, Jade – It’s a wrap!

Sugababes – Overload (circa 1998) Original line-up Mutya Buena, Siobhan Donaghy and Keisha Buchanan 

Sugababes – About You Now (Circa 2007) Keisha, Amelle and Heidi

11 replies »

  1. the thing if you read that statement closely!!!!!
    that so called statement DOESNT REALLY SOUND LIKE IT CAME FROM HER MOUTH!! more like a rewritten record company press release made TO NOT INJURE THE FUTURE OF THE NEW SUGABABES!!…
    no suga babes without keisha!!period

  2. it was a matter of time !!!!
    Amelle inst ‘sugarbabes’..i would have been vexed if I was Keisha, they blatantly kept pushing Amelle to the front…after Mutya left i bet the record company gave them some home truths, they are a brand there isnt much else too them.
    They are not fashion forward interesting, they dont dance or a triple threat to take over the world – that ship has sailed.
    Keisha was their mort, with out her they are just another flakey girlband. A far stretch from the first ever song which was anything but.

    She can not watch the train wreck from afar – two singles + a golden hits…

  3. I’ll have to co sign with Ty on this one, the statement is too official. I wonder why she left the group?

  4. Sugababes kind of started dying when Mutya left. Now it is dead.

    I wonder how successful a solo career will be? The other two original members have not done that well after musically. What a dirty trick.

    I am Keeping my fingers crossed for her.

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