LONDON (Reuters) – British girl band the Sugababes unveiled
their new member on Thursday, a day after singer Mutya Buena
announced she was quitting the group.
Amelle Berrabah, 21, will take Buena’s place, joining the
two remaining members Heidi Range and Keisha Buchanan, the
band’s official Web site said.
“For years I’ve dreamt of breaking into the music business
but never did I dream of waking up one day to be the 3rd
Sugababe” Berrabah said.
“Like millions of girls my age, I’ve grown up with
Sugababes’ music as a soundtrack to my life and I’ve been a fan
of theirs for years. I still can’t believe my luck.”
It is the third line-up for the band, which has had four
number one singles in Britain. One of their original members
Siobhan Donaghy was replaced by Range in 2001.
Buena said she had made the decision to leave for personal
“It was very difficult but definitely not a snap decision,”
“I think there comes a time when everyone wants to
re-evaluate their life and what they want out of it. For me
that time has now come.”