Coyle in 2004
|Birth name||Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle|
|Born||15 June 1985|
|Origin||Derry, Northern Ireland|
|Genres||Pop, pop rock, R&B|
|Labels||Polydor, Fascination, Black Pen TESCO Records|
|Associated acts||Girls Aloud, Six, Natasha Bedingfield|
Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle (occasionally known as Nadine 2.0) (born 15 June 1985) is an Irish singer, songwriter, actress, and model who rose to fame in the early 2000s as lead singer of the girl-group Girls Aloud. The group amassed a joint fortune of £25 million by May 2009. With Girls Aloud, Coyle has been successful in achieving a string of 20 consecutive UK top ten singles (including four number ones), two UK number one albums, and received nominations for five BRIT Awards, winning Best Single in 2009 for "The Promise".
Coyle released her debut solo album Insatiable and its title track was released on 8 November 2010 through her own label, Black Pen Records in partnership with supermarket giant Tesco. The album peaked at number twenty on the Irish Album Charts and number forty-seven on the UK Album Charts.
Early life 
Coyle was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, on 15 June 1985 to Lillian and Niall Coyle. Her parents first noticed her talent for singing at the age of two, when she sang The Drifters' "Saturday Night at the Movies." Coyle was uninterested in her education but received good grades. She recorded a demo CD, which was distributed to Louis Walsh and The Late Late Show. The CD included cover versions of "Fields of Gold", "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Love Is", and the aria "Summertime".
Girls Aloud 
In 2001, while attending Thornhill College, Coyle auditioned for the Irish version of the reality television talent show Popstars, on which Walsh was a judge. She won a place in the band Six; however, it was revealed that Coyle had lied about her age. She was just 16 years old, two years younger than the minimum age requirement of 18. Coyle said she was "exploited" by RTÉ. She returned to Thornhill College in Derry. She later revealed how she had a cancer scare when she found a lump in her breast when she was 17.
Louis Walsh encouraged Coyle to enter Popstars The Rivals, the second British series of the international Popstars franchise. The series' goal was to create two winning pop groups – a boy band and a girl group, each consisting of five members who would then partake in "a battle of the sexes" as they vie for the Christmas number one on the UK Singles Chart. Several thousand applicants attended auditions across the UK in hope of being selected. Ten girls and ten boys were chosen as finalists by judges Walsh, Pete Waterman, and Geri Halliwell. These finalists then took to the stage participating in weekly Saturday night live performances (alternating weekly between the girls and boys). Following her performance of "Fields of Gold", Walsh told her she gave the "performance of the night. Stole the show for me," while fellow judge Halliwell said, "I'd love to buy a single of yours already".
Coyle joined Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, and Kimberley Walsh to comprise the new girl group Girls Aloud, formed through the show by a public vote on 30 November 2002. The group's debut single "Sound of the Underground" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2002 Christmas number one. Girls Aloud hold the record for the shortest time between formation and reaching number one. The group released their debut album. Sound of the Underground in May 2003, which entered the charts at number two and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry later the same year. Since 2003, Girls Aloud have released twenty consecutive top ten singles. Their singles "I'll Stand by You", "Walk This Way", and "The Promise" have charted at number one. Two of their albums have reached the top of the UK Album Chart; their greatest hits album The Sound of Girls Aloud and 2008's Out of Control, both of which entered the chart at number one, with over one million copies of the former being sold. All their albums are certified platinum. They have been nominated for five BRIT Awards, and in 2009 won Best British Single at that year's BRIT Awards for "The Promise".
In November 2012, Coyle reunited with the rest of Girls Aloud for their tenth anniversary. The band released the single "Something New" and the greatest hits compilation Ten. Coyle and the group embarked on the Ten: The Hits Tour in February. After the tour's conclusion in March 2013, the group announced that they were disbanding.
Solo career 
2009–11: Insatiable 
Coyle announced plans to release a solo album during Girls Aloud's hiatus. She enlisted Barbara Charone, who was worked with Madonna and Christina Aguilera, as a publicist and Bruce Garfield as her manager. Despite early reports indicating three major record labels interested in Coyle, it was reported that Coyle had failed to earn a solo record deal, even being turned down by Girls Aloud's label Polydor Records. In April 2010, it was reported she had signed to Geffen Records. The deal later fell through. In August 2010, Coyle officially signed a deal with grocery store chain Tesco's new record label, releasing the album through her own Black Pen Records imprint.
In September 2010, Coyle announced the release of her debut album Insatiable on 8 November. Coyle worked with a number of famous songwriters and producers during recording sessions, such as Desmond Child, Guy Chambers, Mike Elizondo, Steve Booker, Toby Gad, Tony Kanal and newcomer Ricci Riccardi. Nadine also worked with Lucie Silvas, Matchbox Twenty's Kyle Cook, William Orbit, and Tiesto. According to an interview with Booker, Coyle had worked on song ideas using GarageBand which she then presented to Booker in England to work on together further. The producer said, "She was singing her songs to loops, and then I took the loops out and rewrote the music from scratch to her ideas." He described her songs as "very pop". Booker also worked on songs to show off Coyle's vocals: "Because she’s got such a belting voice, I tried a couple of things where she could really belt," he said. The album was released on 8 November.
The album was preceded by the release of her debut single, the title track "Insatiable". Co-written with Guy Chambers and produced by Ricci Riccardi, the song has an "80s feel" and "a harder, guitar-led sound." The single peaked at number twenty-six at UK Singles Chart.
2013–present: New career plans 
On 4 April 2013 Coyle tweeted she was back in the studio claiming it was exciting. On 20 May 2013 Coyle tweeted that her new single will be released before the end of the year.
On 19 May 2013 details emerged about Coyle's plans to form her own "girlband". She will take the role of lead singer like she's always wanted but never could as part of Girls Aloud.
Other projects 
As a member of Girls Aloud, Coyle has also appeared in the fly on the wall documentary Girls Aloud: Home Truths, the E4 documentary series Girls Aloud: Off the Record, and a one-off variety show entitled The Girls Aloud Party. Coyle has expressed interest in an acting career, following Girls Aloud's cameo appearance as schoolgirls in the film St. Trinian's and Coyle's appearance on Keith Barry's show The Great Escape, which aired on ITV on 29 December 2007. Coyle made a cameo appearance in Natasha Bedingfield's video for "I Wanna Have Your Babies".
Coyle contributed to the book Dreams that Glitter - Our Story, an autobiography with her Girls Aloud bandmates, in October 2008. The book was written with a ghostwriter and published by the Transworld imprint Bantam Press. The book featured unseen photographs and included insights into the members' personal lives, their success together, style tips, and "everything we've learned about life, love and music." The book was previewed and serialised by OK! prior to its release. Girls Aloud held a book signing at Waterstone's in Piccadilly, London to promote the release. The title Dreams that Glitter comes from a line in the group's 2007 single "Call the Shots".
In March 2010, Coyle made her first solo appearance, singing "Love Me for a Reason" with Boyzone on a televised tribute to the late Stephen Gately. She collaborated with Boyz II Men for their album Love, recording a cover of the Take That song "Back for Good". The song did not appear on the album. Coyle also worked with Jay Sean, although the duet was later scrapped.
She was reportedly approached by Gillette to advertise their female range of razors. As a member of Girls Aloud, Coyle has also endorsed Barbie, KitKat, Nintendo DS, Samsung, and Sunsilk.
Coyle owns a pub named Nadine's Irish Mist in Sunset Beach, Orange County. In December 2009, Coyle visited her hometown of Derry to successfully break the record of the most trees planted in one site in an hour by 100 volunteers. Coyle has also dedicated some of her time to charities, including the Northern Ireland children’s hospice.
Coyle published her new record label "Black Pen Records", which additionally released her debut album Insatiable and her further singles. Coyle served as a guest judge for a single episode of the series America's Next Top Model.
Personal life 
In January 2008, she dated former American football player Jason Bell, and the two were engaged until their split in May 2011. She currently resides in Sunset Beach, Orange Country, where she owns an Irish pub called Nadine Irish Mist.
Studio albums 
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Sweetest High"||2011||—||—||—||—||Single-only release|
|"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released|
|2002||Popstars The Rivals||Contestant/Herself/Competitor||Reality TV series; 1st place|
|2005||Girls Aloud: Home Truths||Herself||Reality TV series; Documentary|
|2006||Girls Aloud: Off the Record||Herself||Reality TV series; Documentary|
|2008||The Passions of Girls Aloud||Herself||Reality TV series; Documentary|
|2008||The Girls Aloud Party||Co-presenter||Special TV show|
|2012||America's Next Top Model||Mentor/Herself/Judge||"Jessica Sutta and Nadine Coyle" (Episode 6; Season 18)|
|1999||Surfing with William||Young girl||Supporting role|
|2007||St Trinian's||Herself||Supporting role|
|2008||St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold||Herself||Supporting role|
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- – TOP 50 SINGLES, WEEK ENDING 4 November 2010 Chart Track
- – TOP 40 SCOTTISH SINGLES ARCHIVE 13 November 2010 Official Charts Company
- – TOP 40 INDEPENDENT SINGLES ARCHIVE 13 November 2010 Official Charts Company