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When they debuted in the early 90s, All Saints were part of the popular British girl group wave kicked off by Spice Girls. While Spice Girls were all about girl power and character image, the All Saints were music aficionados with a softer, more sophisticated brand tied less to their looks and more to their music.
By 1997, All Saints had reached the top spot with their second single, "Never Ever." The quartet released their self-titled debut album in November 1997, and began to grow in America as well, hitting the Top 40 with "I Know Where It's At." By 1998, All Saints was certified platinum in the U.S. and five-times platinum in the U.K.
In early 2000, their William Orbit-produced single "Pure Shores" was included on the soundtrack to the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach. Countless festival shows across the U.K. also redefined All Saints' staying power. The long-awaited sophomore effort, Saints & Sinners, was finally issued in October 2000, boosting second single "Black Coffee" into the charts.
In January 2006, it was revealed that the quartet had reunited and signed with Parlophone. All Saints' first single in over five years, "Rock Steady," was released that November and hit number three on the U.K. singles chart. The band's third studio LP, Studio 1, was released just days later and debuted at number 40 in the U.K.
In 2014, further news of the reunion emerged when the band announced plans for a brief tour in support of the Backstreet Boys, as well as festival appearances. Still exhibiting a refined brand of dance-pop, the single "One Strike" arrived in February 2016. Written and recorded without the involvement of a record label, the full-length Red Flag was released in April.