In the late 'Nineties, when the Spice Girls ruled the airwaves, All Saints came bounding onto the music scene as the tougher, cooler, more credible alternative and became one of the most successful pop groups of the era, with two multi-platinum albums and record sales in excess of 12 million worldwide.
Their debut album, All Saints, went 5x platinum and produced 3 number-one singles, including the double BRIT award-winning Never Ever which ended up selling over 1.2 million copies in the UK. The album also spawned the No 1 singles Under the Bridge/Lady Marmalade and Bootie Call.
The second album, Saints & Sinners (2000), also yielded two number 1’s, the Ivor Novello award winning Pure Shores, written by Shaznay Lewis and William Orbit for the soundtrack of the film The Beach (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) and Black Coffee. In 2006, the band scored yet another top three hit with the Greg Kurstin collaboration Rocksteady from their third album Studio 1.
In between band projects, Nicole and Natalie Appleton released the successful album Everything's Eventual as Appleton which included the top 5 singles Fantasy and Don't Worry. Mel Blatt released a top ten collaboration with Artful Dodger and serves as a judge on New Zealand's X Factor. Shaznay Lewis released a solo album Open (which featured the top ten single Never Felt Like This Before) and has forged a career as an Ivor Novello-winning songwriter, having written songs for Little Mix, Westlife and Stooshe (including the Brit award nominated Black Heart) amongst many others.
In 2016, the band released their first new album for 10 years after two years of work in the studio. Preceded by the first single One Strike, Red Flag is a reflection on how far the band have come both personally and musically, with intensely honest lyrics, lush production and the girls' unmistakable harmonies.