The Saturdays are a British/Irish girl group formed in London in 2007, consisting of Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, Vanessa White, Rochelle Wiseman and Una Healy. They made their recording debut in 2008 under the record label Fascination Records, a sub-division of Polydor Records. Their debut album, Chasing Lights, produced four top 10 singles on the UK Singles Chart. The final single "Work" peaked at number 22. The band embarked on their first headlining UK tour, The Work Tour, in June 2009. The band started work on their second album during this tour.
The band released their new single "Forever Is Over" on 5 October 2009 which debuted at number #2, being the first single lifted from their new album, Wordshaker, released on 12 October. The album peaked at #9 on the UK Albums Chart, dropping to #40 a week later. Their best selling single is "Up".
The Saturdays were signed to Fascination Records, a sub-label of Polydor Records. Their album, Chasing Lights, was recorded during May and June 2008 with input from multiple producers and writers, including Ina Wroldsen and Alex Cartana. The group supported Girls Aloud on their Tangled Up Tour before the release of their first single, "If This Is Love" sampling Yazoo's 1982 dance hit single "Situation" as its heavily-synthesised backing rhythm. The single was released in July 2008 and peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.
The second single, "Up", was released in October 2008 and peaked at number 5, it is also their best selling single. Also in October, the album Chasing Lights was released. The album peaked at number 9 on the UK Albums Chart in its release week. The third single, "Issues", was released in January 2009 and reached number four.
As well as supporting Girls Aloud, The Saturdays also supported the Jonas Brothers at their Hammersmith Apollo gig on 11 September. They also played at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball at The O2 Arena in December.