Chart-topping British girl band The Saturdays are on course to become the new Pussycat Dolls after signing a major US record deal. The five-piece, which has yet to release anything in the US, are suddenly all the rage after performing at a post-MTV Video Music Awards party and at an Island Def Jam industry event. Could The Saturdays follow in the steps of The Spice Girls and Bananarama, and be the next Brit girl-band to take America?
And now they're planning a breakthrough in the US, after landing 11 top 10 hits in the UK, as a Def Jam/Mercury act.
The Brits are getting some big-name help too - according to Billboard.com, The Saturdays' debut US album will feature top producer Rodney Jerkins at the controls and songs composed by revered hitmaker Diane Warren.
Bandmember and new mum Una Healy says, "We feel like the time is now for pop music coming from the UK and Ireland, but there's never been a girl band coming from there since the Spice Girls. It's time for us.
"We've been together a long time now, five years. We're just starting fresh here. That's what its about. We've always wanted to come out here and go to different territories. We really feel ready."
And now the group is in talks to launch a reality TV project to help the girls boost their profile.
Singer Rochelle Humes says, "We were meeting with networks and pitching ideas that this was a big journey for us, we want it to be documented. At the minute, we're here just to record an album and shoot the music video for the single. We haven't agreed to anything just yet, but it's an idea that will probably happen."