Brit & Alex

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Brit & Alex
Genres Pop, R&B
Years active 2002–2009
Labels Hometown/Interscope Records
Associated acts Polow Da Don, Dallas Austin
Website http://www.britandalex.com/
Members Brit Smith
Past members Alex Smith

Brit & Alex were an American girl group, consisting of identical twin sisters Brit and Alex Smith.

Biography[edit]

Brit & Alex (born September 21, 1985 in Wilton, Connecticut) were originally known as child actors, appearing at the age of three in the soap opera One Life to Live.[1][2] They later moved to London,[3] and became known for their appearance as teenagers in advertisements for John Frieda's Sheer Blonde hair products.[4][5]

Having been regular singers since childhood, they subsequently moved into music full-time, leaving school aged 18 to pursue their musical career.[3] They were later signed by Jimmy Iovine of Hometown/Interscope Records.[6] Their debut single, "Let It Go", features on the soundtrack of the 2008 film Step Up 2: The Streets. This single also features the vocal talents of G. Bamford,[7] and was released on April 28, 2008. Their debut album, produced by Dallas Austin and Tricky Stewart,[8] had been scheduled for release in 2009.[6]

The popular and critical website Popjustice.com was one of the early supporters of the girls. "Let It Go" got to Number 5 in the UK Commercial Club Chart and Number 1 in the Upfront Club Chart, and was released as a CD single in the UK on 28 April 2008. However, it failed to beat its peak of Number 75 in the UK Singles Chart.

Breakup[edit]

It has been confirmed that Brit & Alex are no longer a group. Alex Smith decided to head back to school, leaving twin sister Brit Smith to pursue a solo career. The duo are no longer signed to Interscope Records, but Brit scored a new deal and is currently signed to Jive Records as "Matisse". Her debut single, "Better Than Her", can be purchased on iTunes.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Album
2009 "Brit & Alex"

Singles[edit]

Year Title UK Album
2008 "Let It Go" 75 Step Up 2 the Streets

Other Songs[edit]

  • I Like Boys (B-side to Let It Go)
  • Sleepless (B-side to Let It Go)
  • I'll Come Running
  • Little Girl
  • Keep It A Secret
  • If You Never Knew
  • Are You Ready? [from Sheer Blonde commercial]
  • Club Banger
  • Too Afraid To Love You
  • Lost Highway
  • Get What I Want
  • You Don't Even Know
  • Fishin'
  • BEAutiful
  • It Don't Change

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