After 11 years of making music together, U.K. pop group Girls Aloud announced their disbandment on Thursday. Following the final show of their greatest hits tour, the ladies took to Twitter and let fans know that music act was over.
“Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank you!! This tour has been an amazing experience and the perfect chance to say thank you for being on this journey with us through a decade. It has far exceeded any of our dreams and we hope we are forever your inspiration and reminder that dreams really do glitter!! Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together . Love you lots,” they wrote on TwitLonger.
Girls Aloud played the last show of their tour in Liverpool, England on Wednesday night then announced the group's separation the following day. The pop band originally formed in 2002 in the U.K. on the reality series “Popstars: The Rivals.” Together Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh would score countless hit singles and albums in their native country before taking a long hiatus in 2009.
The ladies reunited as Girls Aloud late last year and released comeback single “Something New,” which led promotion for the “Ten” greatest hits record. The album hit no. 9 on the U.K. albums chart back in December. During that time, member Cheryl Cole also hinted to the group's impending breakup in her autobiography.
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