were a British all-female vocal group. Founded at the end of 1993, the group consisted of founding members Melanie Blatt
and Shaznay Lewis
, and sisters Nicole Appleton
and Natalie Appleton
. They became one of the most successful British pop groups of the 1990s, with 9 Top 10 singles (including five number ones), two platinum albums (including a number one), two gold albums and record sales in excess of 10 million worldwide.