With boy bands like One Direction, The Wanted, Jonas Brothers and Big Time Rush dominating the headlines, here at ANDPOP we can’t help but wonder where all the girl bands have gone. Girl Groups are all the rage in the UK, China, and Korea, but The Pussycat Dolls seem be the last major girl band we’ve seen on our side.
We can’t help but wonder why? Is it because teenage girls have forgotten the girl power motto and prefer listening to boys serenade them? Thankfully, a few girl groups are gaining recognition with stellar hits. If you’re craving all female music but don’t know where to look, don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
Here are five girl groups to watch out for:
Members: Alexandra Buggs, Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold
Why we love them: Stooshe are a UK-based band, which means they bring that extra bit of sauciness American girl groups just can’t compete with. The ladies aren’t afraid to push the envelope with crude lyrics while still staying accessible to a younger crowd. Plus they have killer style.
Favorite song: “Love me”
What’s next: Stooshe’s third single will be a cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls,” to be released on Nov. 5. Their debut album, Stooshe, drops Nov. 12.
Members: PerrieEdwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall
Why we love them: Little Mix was the first group to win The X-Factor UK in eight seasons, and were actually formed exclusively to compete in the groups section of the talent competition. Even through the ladies haven’t been performing together for very long, their voices meld together with the perfect mix of rhythm and harmony.
Favorite song: “Wings”
What’s next: Little Mix’s second single “DNA” will be released on Nov. 11. Their debut album with the same name will follow eight days later on Nov. 19 .
Members: Emily Biggs (The X-Factor), Lauren Deegan, Bianca Claxton, Jessica Agombar, Sian Charlesworth
Why we love them: Two words: Dance Routines. Parade brings back the pop group synchronized dance routines we all know and love. Modern girl groups seem to have lost this art but take one look at Parade’s live performance of Perfume and you will understand why these girls are skyrocketing to fame.
Favorite song: Their version of Nicki Minaj’s “Knockout”
What’s next: Parade is currently working on their second studio album which will be released early next year.
Members: Min Sunye, Kim YooBin, Park YeEun, Ahn SoHee, Woo HyeLim
Why we love them: K-pop girl groups are all the rage on Korea and China, but these groups rarely cross over to North America. Lucky for us, the girls were profiled in an MTV Tv show, called MTV Wonder Girls and their dance/hip hop style is infectious. They bring their confident K-pop elements to North American pop music and are quickly rising to fame.
Favorite song: “Like Money” ft. Akon
What’s next: The Wonder Girls are currently touring in Singapore and will move on to Indonesia, China, and Vietnam in November.
Members: Julia Pierce, Nia Lovelis, Miranda Miller, Rena Lovelis
Why we love them: It’s hard to believe, but the girls of Cherri Bomb are all under 18! In fact, the youngest member Rena is the ripe age of 14. But this isn’t your typical teen pop girl group. Cherri Bomb likes it loud and are managed by ex-Hole drummer Samantha Maloney, which means you can expect classic rock elements and hard guitars.
Favorite song: “Shake the Ground”
What’s next: Unfortunately the girls won’t be playing at Warped Tour UK, but they will be touring the California area in October. Look out for the music video for their new single “Too Many Faces” coming later this month as well