Girls Aloud was created by the ITV talent show Popstars The
Rivals in 2002. The members of the group are:
Cheryl Cole grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Before entering the competition Cheryl worked as a waitress and prior to that she appeared in adverts for various companies.
Nadine Coyle grew up in Northern Ireland. Before Popstars The rivals, she was selected as a member of a pop band in Ireland formed during the Irish Popstars TV show. Unfortunately, due to an age discrepancy on her application form, Nadine was dropped from the band.
Sarah Harding from Poynton in Cheshire. Sarah worked as a barmaid in Manchester before entering Popstars The Rivals competition.
Nicola Roberts from Runcorn in Cheshire is the youngest member of the band. She had just finished school before entering Popstars The Rivals.
Kimberley Walsh from Bradford. Kimberley appeared in a TV advert as a child and made several other TV appearances before Popstars The rivals.
Since the formation of the band, Girls Aloud as gone on to have a string of success including 6 platinum selling albums and over fifteen top ten selling singles in the UK and Ireland.