Brit & Alex
|Brit & Alex|
|Associated acts||Polow Da Don, Dallas Austin|
|Past members||Alex Smith|
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. They later moved to London, and became known for their appearance as teenagers in advertisements for John Frieda's Sheer Blonde hair products.
Having been regular singers since childhood, they subsequently moved into music full-time, leaving school aged 18 to pursue their musical career. They were later signed by Jimmy Iovine of Hometown/Interscope Records. 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, and was released on April 28, 2008. Their debut album, produced by Dallas Austin and Tricky Stewart, had been scheduled for release in 2009.
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.
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.
|2009||"Brit & Alex"|
|2008||"Let It Go"||75||Step Up 2 the Streets|
- 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
- It Don't Change
- Brittany Smith at the Internet Movie Database
- Alex Smith at the Internet Movie Database
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- Tien, Ellen (April 1, 2001). "PULSE: WHAT I'M WEARING NOW; The Sheer Blonde Twins". New York Times. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
- "Blonde and beyond: the Sheer Blonde Twins are out to prove there's more to them than golden locks". W magazine. September 2002.[dead link]
- " "Brit And Alex". The Outside Organisation.
- "Atlantic Presents 'Step Up 2 The Streets'". Gangsta's Party.
- "The Singing Sisters". New York Times. October 6, 2006.
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