The Saturdays have signed a record deal in the US with Def Jam!
“We were so afraid. We didn’t want to leave England,” band member Frankie Sandford told Billboard. “Nowadays, luckily, [English] people are a lot more open to their favourite acts going to America.
“It used to be a little bit like, ‘They’re leaving us! They’re going to the US and they’re never coming back!’ People seem a little more accepting of that now.”
Co-member Una Healy added: “We feel like the time is now for pop music coming from the UK and Ireland, but there’s never been a girl band coming from there since The Spice Girls. It’s time for us.”
The Saturdays will release their debut US single in January 2013 and have worked with the likes of Rodney Jerkins on new music.