Iconic ’90s Girl Group All Saints Reuniting

Cue the "Never Ever" karaoke sesh.

Remember All Saints?

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Whatever, Patrick Bateman.

Remember their iconic hit “Never Ever,” the second best selling single by a girl group of all time in the UK (behind only The Spice Girls’ “Wannabe”)?

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Obviously! Thank you, Lana.

Well, after a decade-long absence since their last album, the girls are reuniting with today’s announcement of a new album, Red Flag, due out this August.

The British-Canadian girl group first emerged in 1993 as All Saints 1.9.7.5 before being “re-founded” two years later with a quartet comprised of Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis as well as sisters Natalie and Nicole Appleton. During their initial run, the group produced two multi-platinum albums, becoming one of the most successful pop groups of the ’90s.

In 2001 the group informally disbanded, telling fans that they were going to take a break so that they “could clear the air between themselves.”

Air purified, the group reemerged with their third studio album, Studio 1, in 1996, but disbanded soon after once again.

Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis, Nicole Appleton and Natalie Appleton of All Saints (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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In August 2009, Melanie Blatt told the London Lite: “All Saints are never getting back together again. I never want to sing again. I recently did the Brits with Nic and we just went round chatting to people and then got drunk. That’s my goal – to get paid for chatting to people and getting drunk!”

Thankfully, Ms. Blatt is not a woman of her word after today’s announcement.

The countdown has now begun for February 26, when the girls will release their first single, “One Strike.”