Thursday, January 18, 2007
Bend It Like Beckham!
The British and American media have gone insane the past week with the annoucement that Victoria and David Beckham are re-locating to L.A.
To celebrate Victoria's arrival in the U.S.A we're taking a look back at the dissapointing solo career of the artist formerly known as 'Posh.'
Victoria was the last Spice Girl to release a solo single after the Spice Girls split. It is interesting to note that all 4 of Victoria's singles hit the top 10 in the Uk but despite the chart placings her musical career is considered a failure.
After her debut album she was dropped by Virgin records. She suprised everyone when she signed a new record deal with Simon Fuller & Telstar records in 2002. After working on a follow-up pop album she decided that she instead wanted to try an R & R influenced sound. As a compromise her record company released a double A-Side with R & B track 'This Groove' & a song from her pop sessions 'Let Your Head Go.' Many of you will remember hearing this track when she performed it on 'World Idol' in December 2003. Although the single hit #3 in the charts the single sold relatively low and a media backlash began. It became clear that Telstar records would never be able to market Victoria as an urban act. Once again Victoria began to work on pop music but when her record label went bust it took her music career with it.
Victoria has since said she will never sing as a solo artist again. In 2006 fans were treated to the leaked pop album that was recorded and never released. Enjoy some of her singles and these unreleased songs below.
I'd also like to give a shout out to my new friend 'PopPosterGirl.' She's a big Gareth Gates & ben Adams fan. She has an amazing and regularly updated blog which you can check out for yourself -Here.
As a shout out to her - here is the Mp3 for Sasha's new single - Coming Home