Rachel Stevens was one member of S Membership 7 who went on to chart success on her personal. However that was 20 years in the past. What’s she upto now?
London born singer Rachel Stevens (b.1978) began her profession as a teen mannequin within the mid-1990’s and went on to review vogue. After pursuing a profession in PR, Rachel utilized, auditioned and was profitable for a brand new British group of younger stars for the twenty first century. Along with Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara and Hannah Spearritt, Rachel joined the TV singing group S Membership 7. They made their debut in 1999 within the youngsters’s TV collection Miami 7 and as soon as their reputation had been sown, songs from the present started to be launched commercially. S Membership 7 kicked off with “Carry It All Again”, which topped the UK singles chart and reached the highest ten throughout Europe and ‘down underneath’.
S Membership 7 achieved 13 chart hits over the following 4 years with three additional quantity ones at house and a high ten hit in America with “By no means Had A Dream Come True” in 2000. The group additionally launched 4 multi-Platinum albums and a Platinum promoting biggest hits earlier than parting methods in 2003 with 20 million data bought to their title. Whereas the opposite members went on to realize their very own success in various levels. Rachel wasted no time in any respect and was signed to Polydor Data right away. She launched her first single, “Candy Desires My LA Ex” (written by Cathy Dennis) the identical yr S Membership break up, which grew to become a high ten hit in over a dozen nations together with the UK, the place it peaked at No.2. Rachel adopted this together with her debut album, “Funky Dory”, which was a high ten success at house and was Gold Licensed.
“Funky Dory” produced three extra hits within the form of the title monitor, “Some Women” and Rachel’s cowl of the Andrea True Connection traditional, “Extra Extra Extra“, which she took to No.3, two locations larger than the unique achieved. “Extra Extra Extra” was launched in October 2004, two months later, Rachel was again within the charts as one of many artists on the twentieth anniversary recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?“. The music topped the UK chart for the festive interval and was additionally a primary in various different nations. Rachel went again into the studio quickly after and within the Spring of 2005, launched a model new tune, “Negotiate With Love”, which produced one other high ten hit. Her second album, “Come And Get It”, noticed launch that October though commercially this was much less profitable than her first, regardless of the actual fact the album noticed the one “So Good” make the UK high ten and “I Stated By no means Once more” peaking at No.12.
Ever busy, Rachel discovered time to make movies and seem in TV exhibits when she wasn’t recording and selling her data, however manufacturing of her third studio album, which had been deliberate for 2006-07, was halted when Rachel herself determined to place her profession on maintain. She turned up on the 2008 collection of Strictly Come Dancing earlier than briefly returning to the studio to sing the outdated George Benson music “The Biggest Love Of All” – later a success for Whitney Houston – as a duet with Blue‘s Duncan James. Rachel dropped out of sight quickly after to deal with her personal life and gave start to 2 youngsters in 2010 and 2014 respectively. In 2015, after twelve years, the seven members of S Membership 7 reunited for a collection of reside exhibits however regardless of excessive hopes, the reunion was solely transient and with no new music deliberate, the group as soon as extra parted methods. With solely occasional and transient blink-and-you-miss-her appearances, Rachel slipped again into the shadows to focus on being a mom.
…in 2022, Rachel stepped again into the highlight when she joined the 14th collection of Dancing On Ice. Rachel made it to the third spherical, the place she was voted off. Within the Summer season of 2022, Rachel introduced that she and her husband Alex Bourne have been separating. So what does this imply? A doable return to music? It has been seventeen years since Rachel final graced the charts, though a 2021 S Membership 7 compilation, “Important S Membership 7”, marked a quick return to the music charts. Off the again of Dancing On Ice, something is feasible…candy desires my LA ex!
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