G.R.L., the girlband best known for their huge hit ‘Ugly Heart’, are rumoured to be reforming.
The group first became known after they released their debut single ‘Vacation’ in 2013 which was featured on The Smurfs 2 soundtrack. They rose to fame globally with their hit ‘Ugly Heart’ in 2014, however, on September 5 the same year, member Simone Battle tragically passed away.
Following Battle’s death, the band, consisting of Emmalyn Estrada, Lauren Bennett, Natasha Slayton and Paula van Oppen, decided to continue as a four-piece in her memory. They released ‘Lighthouse’, a touching tribute to Battle and supported Meghan Trainor on the Australian leg of her That Bass Tour.
The girl group also launched a campaign with Give an Hour. ‘G.R.L. Gives an Hour‘ was dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues in America and became an associate campaign of Michelle Obama’s Change Direction.
On June 2 2015, the group officially disbanded following a statement released through their label. However, according to reports from The Mirror, it appears that the four-piece are ready to give things another go just over a year after they went their separate ways.
A statement on their management’s website simply states: “GRL are back. Watch this space for more information.”
The news has yet to be confirmed by the band itself, so we can only speculate as to whether all four girls will be returning. However, if the rumours are to be believed then we are super excited! G.R.L. had a bright future ahead of them, and whilst Little Mix and Fifth Harmony are dominating the girlband sector right now, we definitely think that there’s room for G.R.L. You can never have too much girl power in the music industry!
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