(Jan. 10, 2013 – New York, NY) Mercury Records inaugurates 2013 with the announcement of the U.S. launch of The Saturdays, the UK’s hottest girl group, who are preparing to invade the States with the E! premiere of their new docuseries “Chasing the Saturdays” on January 20th. The series chronicles the group’s move to Los Angeles to break into the American pop music market as they prepare to record their fourth album and first for international release. An unprecedented combination of The E! Network, VEVO and Mercury Records, The Saturdays will have all platforms and media partnered for an extraordinary launch.
“What About Us” is already heating up Dance charts as the Saturdays’ debut U.S. song, after their incredible string of 11 UK Top 10 hits since 2008. “What About Us,” currently up for sale at iTunes, is the lynchpin for the Saturdays’ debut EP, which will go up for sale at all digital retailers prior to the physical EP release on January 29th. #1 music destination VEVO will debut the “What About Us” video on Friday, January 11th, in advance of the Sunday, January 20th premiere of E!’s “Chasing The Saturdays.” Additionally, The Saturdays have been selected as the first act of 2013 for VEVO’s emerging artist program, LIFT. Kicking off Friday with the premiere of the “What About Us” music video, fans will have the opportunity over the next eight weeks to get to know The Saturdays through exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and video premieres, all exclusive to the VEVO platform. Additionally, post each E! airing of “Chasing The Saturdays,” VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, will be the exclusive home for webisodes featuring the group recapping the show. Beginning Friday, access The Saturdays on VEVO at http://vevo.com/lift
Check out the sneak peek of their new reality show “Chasing The Saturdays” (featuring “What About Us“) below
“Chasing The Saturdays”
Upcoming TV appearances for The Saturdays include the E!’s Chelsea Lately (Jan. 9th); NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Jan. 14th); NBC’s The Today Show (Jan. 16th); and CBS’s The Jeff Probst Show (Jan. 25th).
The Saturdays – Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Vanessa White, Una Healy, and Rochelle Humes – have released three best-selling albums and one EP in the UK, Ireland and Scotland since 2008, on Fascination Records (distributed by Polydor, a division of Universal Music Group). These comprise Chasing Lights (2008), Wordshaker (2009), Headlines (EP, 2010), and On Your Radar (2011). Their top-charted singles include their debut “If This Is Love” and “Up” (both 2008); “Issues,” “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Forever Is Over” (2009); “Ego,” “Missing You” and “Higher” (featuring Flo Rida) (2010); “Notorious” and “All Fired Up” (2011); and “30 Days” (2012).
Get to know the five stars of “Chasing The Saturdays“:
Mollie King is a girly girl and reigns as the fashion maven of the group. Throughout the season, the girls are continuously on the hunt to help find Mollie her find Mr. Right. Mollie’s dating history is about as colorful as her outfits and it will definitely take a very special man to make the bubbly blonde settle down. A diehard Britney Spears fan, Mollie loves fashion and pop culture, though still gets star struck around other celebs. The fashionista is currently the only single member of the band, and lives with her toy poodle, Alfie.
Frankie Sandford, formerly of the group S Club Juniors, is a prankster with a devilish sense of humor and has been steadily dating hunky Manchester City soccer star, Wayne Bridge. During the season Frankie, who has publicly addressed her battle with depression, reaches out to a fan who is also currently struggling with her own issues. Even as a mentor and living a life in the spotlight, Frankie still must confront her own obstacles. She encounters a panic attack during an overwhelming response by eager fans at a night club and faces a devastating family loss right before The Saturdays’ biggest American gig to-date. Frankie is also an animal lover and has two dogs, Pixie and Presley.
Vanessa White is the youngest member of the Saturdays and the party girl of the group. The sweet and sassy pocket sized diva is always turned to by her Sats sisters for a good time. While Una is missing her husband and baby, Vanessa takes her for an unforgettable night out in the Big Apple. Vanessa also has her fair share of heartache as her relationship with her boyfriend hits a rough patch during their timely separation and the pop singer makes an emergency appointment with a doctor to discuss a condition that is affecting her vocals in the group’s performances.
Una Healy is the only one in the group who’s not a native Londoner – she’s a proud Irish lass through-and-through. The redheaded bombshell recently married the equally handsome England national rugby union player, Ben Foden and is a new mother of an adorable blue-eyed baby girl. But, Una’s life is shaken unexpectedly when Ben faces a possible career ending injury. With his future unknown and his wife in the states, Ben makes a trip to the U.S., complete with a cast and crutches. It’s a full house for Una as her mother plays nanny and her hubby needs a bit of babying himself.
Rochelle Humes is also former member of S Club Juniors along with the Saturdays’ band mate Frankie, and is a hopeless romantic and a total shopaholic. As a newlywed married to Marvin Humes of the boy-band JLS, Rochelle and her hubby, dubbed “Roch and Pecs” in the UK, are looking to settle in together and start a family. But being separated by the Atlantic and two demanding careers is not making it easy on the couple, especially as they are forced to shop for a new home via Skype. With having so much pressure beginning to wear on Rochelle, the band stages an intervention to help relieve some stress of the overly involved new wife. When she’s not shopping for homes, decorating her non-existent-new-home, planning birthday parties for her band mates, the leggy beauty is quick to offer advice on clothes, hair, makeup and her band mates’ personal lives.