Ellie Campbell

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Ellie Campbell is a British singer. She released four singles and an album between 1999 and 2001. Initially winning a GMTV contest to find a new singer[citation needed], Campbell released her debut single "Sweet Lies" in March 1999, the single reached #42 in the UK Singles Chart. In August 1999 Ellie released her second single, "So Many Ways", which became her biggest hit, reaching #26 in the charts. Her third and final European single, "Don't Want You Back", peaked at #50 in January 2001 in the UK.[1]

Whilst Campbell was enjoying her chart success, Britney Spears came onto the music scene and the media quickly made comparisons between the two.[2] Her debut album, Ellie, was released in 2001. The album proved to be unsuccessful, it failed to chart in the UK, though it charted at #192 in Australia.[citation needed]

A cover of Dee Dee Warwick's "You're No Good" was due to be the fourth single in the UK, but after the album flopped,[1] plans were shelved despite a music video being shot and played many times on The Box. However, the single did get a release in the United States, but it failed to chart.

In Australia, "Don't Want You Back" was released as her debut single. It reached #44 in 2001, and was in the charts for five weeks. "You're No Good" was released later that year, but failed to chart. In the Netherlands, Campbell was seen on The Music Factory and The Box. Her single "So Many Ways" went into the charts, but it peaked at a disappointing #84. The single stayed in the Dutch Top 100 for 5 weeks.


Year Album details Chart peak positions
2001 Ellie
  • Released on 11 June 2001 (UK)
  • Released on 25 June 2001 (Australia)
  • Label: Jive (ZRA 9201362)
  • Formats: CD
Year Song Chart peak positions
1999 "Sweet Lies" 42
"So Many Ways" 26 84
2000 "Don't Want You Back" 50 44
2001 "You're No Good"


  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 90. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "cafe80s: Ellie Campbell news". Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2007-11-17.

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