Atomic Kitten is an all-girl English pop group created in the late 1990s that dominated the song charts with hit singles like Whole Again, Eternal Flame, It’s OK!, The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling), Cradle, Be With You, etc. Throughout the short but successful run, the band made headlines for their constant infighting and backstage drama. Nevertheless, Atomic Kitten has surpassed more than 10 million album sales worldwide till date.
- Liz McClarnon (1998-2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012-Present)
- Natasha Hamilton (1999-2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012-Present)
- Kerry Katona (1998-2001, 2012-2017)
- Jenny Frost (2001-2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)
- Heidi Range (1998-1999)
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Pop, Europop, Disco, Dance-pop
- EMI Records
- Virgin Records
- Innocent Records
- Their debut album Right Now (2000) featured their breakout single, Whole Again which peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Feels So Good, released in 2002, was certified 3x platinum by the BPI.
- In 2003, the band released their 3rd studio album called Ladies Night which achieved moderate success with songs like Believer, If You Come To Me, Be With You, Someone Like Me, etc.
Atomic Kitten Facts
- Liz McClarnon is the longest-serving member of Atomic Kitten.
- The girls toyed with the idea of calling themselves ‘Honeyheads’, ‘Exit’, and ‘Automatic Kitten’ before finalizing the name, ‘Atomic Kitten‘.
- As of 2021, Whole Again is listed as the 4th all-time best-selling song by a girl group in the United Kingdom. It is only preceded by Never Ever from All Saints and Wannabe and 2 Become 1, both from the Spice Girls.
- The single, Feels So Good from their 2nd album was written as a gift by Kylie Minogue.
- Since late 2017, Liz and Natasha are the only active members of Atomic Kitten.
- Kerry Katona is arguably the most famous and controversial member of the group.
- Atomic Kitten and Sugababes (featuring ex-member Heidi Range) were considered arch-rivals and frequently slated each other in the media.
- Members Liz, Natasha, and Kerry announced their reunion in 2012 with the documentary series, The Big Reunion, which also brought back other pop groups of its time like B*Witched, Liberty X, Honeyz, etc.
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