Following the success of their debut single "Sound of the Underground", which spent four weeks at number one, the group has been successful in achieving a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles (including three more number ones) and two number one albums in the United Kingdom. All of their albums have been certified platinum, with their greatest hits album The Sound of Girls Aloud selling over one million copies. They have been nominated for five BRIT Awards, winning Best Single in 2009 for "The Promise". The group has sold ten million records worldwide.
Girls Aloud's collaborations with Brian Higgins and his songwriting and production team Xenomania have earned the group critical acclaim, due to an innovative approach to mainstream pop music. The group has become one of the few UK reality television acts to achieve continued success, amassing a fortune of £30 million by May 2010. Guinness World Records lists them as "Most Successful Reality TV Group" in the 2007 edition. They also hold the record for "Most Consecutive Top Ten Entries in the UK by a Female Group" in the 2008 edition.
"Something Kinda Ooooh" is a song by British all-female pop group Girls Aloud, written and produced by Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania. The song was influenced by the music of the 1980s and George Michael's "Too Funky". Released on 23 October 2006, "Something Kinda Ooooh" served as the lead single for Girls Aloud's greatest hits collection The Sound of Girls Aloud. "Something Kinda Ooooh" made Girls Aloud the first British act to debut in the top five on the UK Singles Chart with downloads alone. It peaked at number three, Girls Aloud's highest chart position in two years. A CBBC review noted the song was "a welcome return to a tune which gets you moving" and "the girls are still at the top of their game." The song was later featured on the soundtrack to the 2007 film Run, Fat Boy, Run, directed by Friends star David Schwimmer.
Sound of the Underground is the first studio album by British all-female pop groupGirls Aloud. It was released by Polydor Records on 26 May 2003 in the United Kingdom, with a re-issue released 1 December. The album was completed in April 2003 and described as a mix of "Blondie and Bananarama, with a smattering of the Spice Girls at their best thrown in." Sound of the Underground is the only album not to be entirely produced by the production team of Brian Higgins and Xenomania.