With a string of smash hits, a pair of chart topping albums, a mantle full of prestigious awards and a sultry and sensational live performance that regularly sells out shows wherever they appear, Mis-Teeq is the most electrifying phenomenon to emerge from England in some time.
Now stateside audiences are about to discover what all the excitement is about with the release of Mis-Teeq’s debut American single, “Scandalous” on Reprise Records. Already a smash hit in their native UK, “Scandalous” lives up to its name with a seamless blend of cutting edge pop and empowering lyrics. This single alone showcases all the pure allure that is about to make Mis-Teeq a transatlantic triumph.
Comprised of longtime friends and polished performers Alesha Dixon, Sabrina Washington and Su-Elise Nash, Mis-Teeq combines a wealth of natural talent into a single, irresistibly appealing, package. Alesha began her career early with a focus on dancing, and recently appeared at the request of Pharrell Williams in his latest N.E.R.D. video “She Likes To Move”; Sabrina formed a rap group while still a teen and Su-Elise first appeared on stage at the tender age of eleven. The trio got their start on the thriving London “garage” scene, in early 2001, appearing regularly in a number of underground alternative music venues before emerging into the mainstream to score a direct hit with their debut single “Why.”
That debut hit was followed up by four consecutive Top Ten charting tracks, including “All I Want,” “One Night Stand,” “B With You,” and the double A-sided “Roll On” / “This Is How We Do It.” Along with their double platinum debut album, Lickin’ On Both Sides, Mis-Teeq proved conclusively that soulful and decidedly sexy contemporary pop was alive and well. All the more remarkable considering that the trio never sacrificed the urgency and immediacy of their original “garage” sound in the process. Small wonder they scooped up nominations and statuettes as Best Band and Best Newcomer, as well as nods in the Best Single and Best British Urban Artist categories for such prestigious British award shows as the Brits, England’s version of the Grammy’s.
What followed was a flurry of high-profile appearances including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and a headlining slot at the influential modern music festival, V2003. In the midst of touring the UK they somehow found time to write and record their biggest hit to date, the sizzling hook-laden single “Scandalous,” which shot to the top of the charts and became one of the country’s biggest airplay hits of 2003. Meanwhile, word was spreading fast, with outbreaks of Mis-Teeqmania breaking out in Japan, France, Scandinavia, Australia and elsewhere.
Before the year was out, the trio released their second album, the platinum selling Eye Candy, bristling with original tracks including their seventh straight Top Ten hit, “Can’t Get It Back.”
With England conquered, Mis-Teeq’s next move is a natural one. And with “Scandalous,” the trio is poised to introduce themselves and their distinctive sound to a whole new audience.
For America, the Mis-Teeq moment has arrived.