Oh Girls Aloud, we barely knew ye. 2009 was the last year the girls were officially together, performing for the first time at the Brit Awards, where they won Best Single for “The Promise.” They went on tour in support of Out of Control and opened at Wembley Stadium for Coldplay and Jay-Z. Despite signing a contract with their record company for another three albums, the girls went on hiatus to pursue solo projects. Sigh.
Their second-to-last video together, “The Loving Kind” marked the group’s twentieth consecutive top ten single.