Rochelle Humes performing in Los Angeles in December 2009.
|Born||Rochelle Eulah Eileen Wiseman
21 March 1989
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Singer, dancer, songwriter, presenter
|Spouse(s)||Marvin Humes (m. 2012)|
|Children||Alaia-Mai Humes (born 2013)|
Rochelle Eulah Eileen Humes (née Wiseman; born 21 March 1989) is an English singer and television presenter. She is best known for her work in pop groups S Club 8 and The Saturdays. Humes has achieved six Top 10 hits with S Club 8 and twelve Top 10 hits with girl group The Saturdays, including number-one hit "What About Us" (which was also the fastest selling single of 2013 at the time of release).
Humes was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire. and attended Coopers' Company and Coborn School in Upminster, Havering, and also attended Colin's Performing Arts School. Her parents divorced when she was 3 years old and she was raised by her mother and her uncle Paul Ince. She has Sierra Leone descent from her estranged father and her mother is British.
Humes modelled for Love Me Love My Clothes (LMLC) and also took part in the Miss England contest, finishing in third place. In late October 2006, Humes was a member of a group called The TigerLilys, who had a MySpace page displaying two tracks. The group disbanded without being signed by a label or releasing any material commercially.
2001–2005: S Club Juniors / S Club 8
S Club Juniors were formed in 2001 through a reality TV show, known as S Club Search. The auditions were aired on CBBC. S Club Juniors' appearances was considered a success and consequently 19 Entertainment, the management company that had created S Club 7 and auditioned S Club Juniors, decided they should perform as a support act at all of the venues on the tour. By the end of the tour, S Club Juniors had created a following and, with the encouragement of 19, Polydor Records signed the group. Their first single was called "One Step Closer". The single was promoted by the TV series S Club Junior: The Story and was released in the UK on 22 April 2002 in a chart battle with the Sugababes who released their comeback single the same day. A second single was named "Automatic High", filmed in Spain, while S Club 7 began their fourth TV series. Released on 22 July 2002, the single reached number two in the UK charts selling 52,000 copies, and spent eight weeks inside the UK top 75 and sold in excess of 110,000 copies in the UK. Their third single "New Direction" released on 7 October reached number two in the UK charts selling 55,000 copies in the first week. It became their third consecutive top ten hit, selling 130,000 copies in six weeks. The Juniors released their debut album Together on 21 October reaching number five in its first week of sale and selling 40,000 copies. Their fourth single, "Puppy Love/Sleigh Ride", was released on 9 December 2002. The single debuted at number six in the UK charts, and sold 85,000 copies in the UK, spending eight weeks inside the UK Top 40.
The Juniors began work on their second album in January 2003. The band joined S Club on their S Club United tour in April 2003 where the announcement came of a name changed to S Club 8 and an upbeat fifth single, "Fool No More". The single released on 30 June reached number four in the UK chart, selling 26,000 copies in its first week and overall 75,000 copies in the UK. A second single, "Sundown", was released in the UK on 29 September 2003 reaching number four in the UK and became their sixth and final top ten hit and selling 37,000 copies in its first week and 80,000 altogether. The album, Sundown, was released on 13 October 2003 to dismal reviews. It reached number 13 in the UK charts falling to 40 in the second week. It sold 60,000 copies in the UK and 315,859 worldwide. A sixth single, "Don't Tell Me You're Sorry", was released in the UK on 29 December 2003 and reached number 11 in the UK, becoming their first single to chart outside the top ten.
S Club 8 went on to I Dream for 19 Entertainment because they had already agreed to do it. Unlike the S Club 7 shows which focused upon the band's fictional exploits, I Dream saw S Club 8 as members of a larger ensemble cast. I Dream revolved around the summer school Avalon Heights, run by Professor Toone (played by Christopher Lloyd), where the characters tried to improve on their talents in the performing arts. The show featured many songs and dances: normally two songs per episode. S Club 8 split up in early 2005.
2007–present: The Saturdays
Since 2007, Humes is a member of the girl group The Saturdays, whose other members are Una Healy, Mollie King, Vanessa White, and fellow former-S Club 8 member Frankie Sandford. The Saturdays made their chart debut in July 2008 with "If This Is Love", which reached the top ten in the United Kingdom, its follow-up single "Up" was released in October 2008, and the song debuted at number-five on the UK Singles Chart, to date the single has sold over 310,000 copies in the UK alone as well as staying in the charts for exclusive 30 weeks. The bands debut studio album, Chasing Lights (2008) reached the top ten on the UK Albums Chart and then receiving a Platinum selling status by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The album also saw release from top ten singles on the UK Singles Chart—"Issues" and "Just Can't Get Enough". "Work" was the final single to be released from Chasing Lights. Wordshaker (2009) was the bands follow-up studio album and also charted within the top ten on the UK Albums Chart and went onto gain a Silver selling status, with singles "Forever Is Over" and "Ego" charting within the top ten on the UK Singles Chart. Headlines! (2010) was released as the bands first Mini album and charted at number-three on the UK Albums Chart and number-ten on the Irish Album Chart. Headlines! saw release of top ten singles "Missing You" and "Higher" which features guest vocals from Flo Rida, both singles became a massive commercial success for the band with "Higher" spending a massive 20 weeks on the chart. The Saturdays third studio album, On Your Radar (2011) contained three highly successful selling singles and two of which—"Notorious" and "All Fired Up" charted within the top ten on the UK Singles Chart. "My Heart Takes Over" was also released from On Your Radar.
The band released another extended play, Chasing The Saturdays which was only released in North America. The band's fourth studio album, Living for the Weekend saw the release of the singles; "30 Days", "What About Us", "Gentleman" and "Disco Love". "30 Days" became the group's eleventh top-ten hit, whilst "What About Us" featuring Sean Paul saw The Saturdays earn their first number-one single in 2013, it is taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album, Living for the Weekend. The album's fourth single, "Disco Love" became their thirteenth top 10 single.
Throughout their career, The Saturdays have achieved thirteen top-ten singles in the UK, of the fifteen the band have released. In Scotland, 15 out of their 16 singles released have peaked in the top 10.
Humes began dating JLS member Marvin Humes in March 2010 and they moved in together in August 2010. On 31 December 2011, Rochelle announced on Twitter that she was engaged to Humes and they married on 27 July 2012 at Blenheim Palace. Rochelle gave birth to their first child, daughter Alaia-Mai Humes, on 20 May 2013.
Television and film
Between 2005 and 2006, following the split of S Club 8, Humes presented the BBC children's TV programme Smile; her first presenting role. The programme aired on Sunday mornings on BBC Two. Humes left the programme in 2006 for unknown reasons.
In February 2007, Humes appeared briefly on the BBC Two quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks as part of the show's regular Identity Parade feature, where contestants guess which person out of a lineup of five was featured in an old music video played only to the audience and viewers. The team, consisting of Bill Bailey, Russell Howard and Romeo Stodart (from the band The Magic Numbers), correctly picked Humes from the lineup. On 22 October 2009, Humes returned to appear as a guest on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on Phill Jupitus' team.
Humes appeared on British comedy film Big Fat Gypsy Gangster in 2010 alongside Tulisa Contostavlos as part of fictional girl group "Double Delicious". The role marked her film role, however, it was released straight-to-DVD and did not receive a cinema release.
|2004||I Dream||Rochelle||Drama series produced for CBBC|
|2005-06||Smile||Presenter||Alongside Barney Harwood and Kirsten O'Brien|
|2008||Hollyoaks Later||Herself (with The Saturdays)||Series 1 Episode 1|
|2009||Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Guest panelist||Episode 23x04|
|2010||The Saturdays: 24/7||Herself||Documentary series|
|The Saturdays: What Goes On Tour||Herself||Documentary series|
|Ghosthunting with...||Herself (with The Saturdays)|
|Big Fat Gypsy Gangster||Jodie||Straight-to-DVD comedy film|
|Strictly Come Dancing||Contestant||Children in Need special, 2nd place|
|2011||Celebrity Juice||Guest panelist||Series 6 Episode 1|
|2013||Chasing The Saturdays||Herself||Documentary series|
|Sweat the Small Stuff||Team captain||Regular panellist (Series 1), Team captain (Series 2—)|
|This Morning||Guest presenter||Alongside Marvin Humes|
|Strictly Come Dancing||Contestant||2013 Christmas special|
- "The Saturdays bag first ever Number 1 single AND fastest selling single of the year!". Official Charts Company. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- "Births England and Wales 1837-2006". Findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
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- "Recent News - CPA Studios". Colinsperformingarts.co.uk. 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
- "JLS Marvin: The Guv’nor gave me ‘the chat’". The Sun. 2011-02-10. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
- "Who are S Club 7?". CBBC Newsround. 2002-04-22. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
- "S Club Juniors reach for the stars". CBBC Newsround (BBC). 2001-11-27. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
- "S Club Juniors - One Step Closer: Charts". Music Square. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
- "Board Message". Buzzjack.com. Retrieved 2013-08-31.
- Andrea Magrath (2011-12-31). 'I can't wait to be Mrs Humes!' Rochelle Wiseman and JLS star Marvin announce New Year's engagement. dailymail.co.uk. Accessed 2012-08-18.
- Marvin Humes and Rochelle Wiseman wedding closes Blenheim Palace (2012-07-27). bbc.co.uk. Accessed 2012-08-18.
- Never Mind the Buzzcocks Series 22
- Hollyoaks Later Series 1
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