O'Meara in 2008.
|Birth name||Joanne Valda O'Meara|
|Born||29 April 1979|
Romford, London, England
|Associated acts||2-4 Family, S Club 7|
Joanne Valda O'Meara (born 29 April 1979) is an English singer and songwriter. She was member of pop group S Club 7 between 1999 and 2003. [ citation needed ] O'Meara has been a member of spin-off group S Club 3 since 2008.Her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother was cut short.
S Club 7 were an English pop group from London created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller consisting of members Bradley McIntosh, Hannah Spearritt, Jo O'Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens and Tina Barrett. The group was formed in 1998 and quickly rose to fame by starring in their own BBC television series, Miami 7. In their five years together, S Club 7 had four UK number-one singles, one UK number-one album, and a string of hits throughout Europe as well as a Top 10 hit on the US Hot 100, with their 2000 single "Never Had a Dream Come True". They recorded four studio albums, released 11 singles and went on to sell over 10 million albums worldwide.
S Club 3 are an English spin-off pop group based in London with S Club 7 former members. Originally, the group was founded by Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara and Paul Cattermole. In February 2014 Tina Barrett joined them, but in May 2015, Cattermole left the group after the S Club 7 reunion.
O'Meara was born in Romford,London, to parents Dave and Barbara. She has a brother and sister, Shane and Julie. She grew up in Collier Row, a suburban housing estate in the north of Romford in the London Borough of Havering. She was educated at Clockhouse Junior School and Bower Park School, and excelled in music, singing and dance.
Romford is a large town in east London and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Havering. It is located 14.1 miles (22.7 km) northeast of Charing Cross and is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. It was historically a market town within Essex and formed the administrative centre of the liberty of Havering, until it was dissolved in 1892. Good road links and the opening of the railway station in 1839 were key to the development of the town and the economic history of Romford is underpinned by a shift from agriculture to light industry and then to retail and commerce. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Romford significantly expanded and increased in population, becoming a municipal borough in 1937 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It now forms one of the largest commercial, retail, entertainment and leisure districts outside central London and has a developed night-time economy.
Collier Row is an area of East London, England, within the London Borough of Havering and the historic county of Essex. It is a suburban development north of Romford town centre, around 14 miles (22.5 km) north-east of Charing Cross.
The London Borough of Havering in East London, England, forms part of Outer London. The principal town is Romford. Other communities are Hornchurch, Upminster and Rainham. The borough is mainly suburban, with large areas of protected open space. Romford is a major retail and night time entertainment centre, and to the south the borough extends into the London Riverside redevelopment area of the Thames Gateway. The name Havering is a reference to the Royal Liberty of Havering which occupied the area for several centuries. The local authority is Havering London Borough Council.
O'Meara was a member of S Club 7, a group who rose to fame by starring in their own BBC television series, Miami 7 , in 1999. They enjoyed considerable success during the five years they were together, including chart-topping singles in the UK and hits in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the United States.In April 2003, S Club announced that they were to disband.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 20,950 staff in total, 16,672 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.
Miami 7 is a television series starring British pop group S Club 7. Thirteen episodes were produced and aired on CBBC from 8 April to 1 July 1999. During each episode, the members would perform one of the songs from their album S Club. All seven members of the group starred as fictionalized versions of themselves. It was created and partially written by Kim Fuller, who also created and wrote the Spice Girls' film Spice World.
Between 2003 and 2005 O'Meara became addicted to gambling and had some problems with her spine at that time.[ citation needed ] In 2004, O'Meara signed with Simon Fuller as her artist manager and began recording her debut solo album, planned to be released between September and December. The album would be focused on R&B sound and Fuller described O'Meara as "the next Christina Aguilera". In December 2004 she split from Fuller when the negotiations with Polydor Records failed and they disagreed over the recorded songs – he proposed that she record music from other composers, but she wanted an album with only songs written by her. She returned to the studio to record a new material, focused on pop rock style and produced by Richard Carpenter, and planned to release as debut single "Taxi Cab", "Lovely" or "Don't Wanna Let You Down", featured Lee Ryan, but failed to sign with a record label and the project was postponed.
Simon Fuller is an English entrepreneur, artist manager, film and television producer. He is best known for being the creator of the Idol franchise, which was first seen in the UK under the name Pop Idol, and includes American Idol in the U.S. Fuller is also the executive producer of several shows and films including So You Think You Can Dance, Q'Viva, Spiceworld The Movie, My Generation starring Michael Caine and others.
Contemporary R&B is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop and electronic music.
Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Her work has earned her five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. In 2009, she ranked at number 58 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, thereby becoming the youngest and the only artist under 30 to be named. Billboard recognized her as the 20th most successful artist of the 2000s, and in 2013, Time included Aguilera on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In July 2005, O'Meara signed with Sanctuary Records and on 26 September was released her debut solo single, "What Hurts the Most", a version of Mark Wills's 2003 song. The song peaked at number 13 on the United Kingdom and 26 in Ireland. [ citation needed ] The album peaked at No. 48 in UK and it was described by music critics as "polished", "well constructed" and "better than other ex boy and girl band" albums, citing the O'Meara "strong voice" In November the label began planning the second single but executives and O'Meara disagreed over the choice – between "To Ease Your Pain", "Wish I was Over You" or "Relentless" – and she left the label.On 3 October she released her debut album, Relentless , produced by Brian Rawling, Graham Stack and Bill Padley.
Sanctuary Records Group Limited is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of BMG Rights Management. Until June 2007, it was the largest independent record label in the UK and the largest independent music management company in the world. It was also the world's largest independent owners of music intellectual property rights, with over 160,000 songs.
"What Hurts the Most" is a song written by American songwriter Jeffrey Steele and English songwriter Steve Robson. Initially recorded by country music artist Mark Wills in 2003 on his album And the Crowd Goes Wild, it was covered by Bellefire a year later. The first version to be released as a single was by pop singer Jo O'Meara in 2005, from the album Relentless. Later that year, country band Rascal Flatts covered the song as well, releasing it as the first single from the 2006 album Me and My Gang, topping the U.S country and adult contemporary charts with it. German band Cascada later had international chart success with the song in 2007. It was also covered by Eden in 2008.
Daryl Mark Williams, known professionally as Mark Wills, is an American country music artist, Signed to Mercury Records between 1996 and 2003, he released five studio albums for the label – Mark Wills, Wish You Were Here, Permanently, Loving Every Minute, and And the Crowd Goes Wild – as well as a greatest hits package. In that same timespan, he charted sixteen singles on the Billboard country charts, all of which made the top 40. After leaving Mercury in 2003, he signed to Equity Music Group and charted three more singles. Two of these were later included on his sixth studio album, Familiar Stranger, which was released on the Tenacity label in 2008.
In February 2006, O'Meara took part in the BBC reality show Just the Two of Us . Her singing partner was Chris Fountain, actor on the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks . The pair came third in the competition, failing to attract enough votes to make the final after their performance of "Never Had a Dream Come True". In January 2007, O'Meara appeared on Celebrity Big Brother . Along with Jade Goody and Danielle Lloyd, O'Meara was accused of racist and bullying behaviour toward fellow contestant Indian actress Shilpa Shetty, resulting in a record number of complaints to Ofcom, national and international media coverage, and condemnatory statements from the British and Indian governments.
Just the Two of Us was a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly. The first series of the BBC show saw eight celebrities team up with professional singers and sing each night in duets, with one pair being eliminated every night. After each performance they were judged by a panel of industry experts. The basic format of the show was first used in another BBC programme, Strictly Come Dancing. It was cancelled in April 2007, after 2 series.
Christopher Ryan "Chris" Fountain is an English actor, rapper and disc jockey. He is known for his roles as Justin Burton in Hollyoaks and as Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street.
Channel 4 is a British public-service free-to-air television network that began transmission on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially-self-funded, it is ultimately publicly-owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the station is now owned and operated by Channel Four Television Corporation, a public corporation of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which was established in 1990 and came into operation in 1993. With the conversion of the Wenvoe transmitter group in Wales to digital terrestrial broadcasting on 31 March 2010, Channel 4 became a UK-wide TV channel for the first time.
In November 2008, O'Meara, Bradley McIntosh, and Paul Cattermole formed the spin-off group S Club 3 and have been performing in nightclubs, universities and Butlins holiday camps around the United Kingdom.On 12 November 2008 a bottle was thrown during their performance in Bradford. It struck O'Meara, leaving her with a cut to the head requiring hospital treatment. A 20-year-old man was arrested and it was suggested the attack was linked to her Celebrity Big Brother appearance.
O'Meara featured in a cover of the Python Lee Jackson song "In a Broken Dream" on The Popes' 2012 album New Church, her first released recording in seven years. She also appeared on stage with them performing the song. In November 2014 all seven original S Club members reunited to perform a medley of some of their greatest hits on BBC Children In Need. They performed a reunion tour, "Bring It All Back 2015, in May 2015.
O'Meara, McIntosh and Tina Barrett (replacing Cattermole) continue as S Club 3.
O'Meara suffered a back injury in 2002. In January 2008, O'Meara said she was "well on the way to recovery from the aftermath of the Big Brother controversy" and she had rediscovered her passion for rescuing animals and horses.[ citation needed ] On 12 May 2008, O'Meara gave birth by caesarean section to a 7 lb 15oz boy she named Lenny.
O'Meara has stated that she is a follower of Norwich City F.C., however in the Viva S Club episode "The Rain in Spain", she is depicted as a West Ham United supporter.[ citation needed ]
| UK |
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
| UK || IRL || UKR |
|"What Hurts the Most"||2005||13||26||19||Relentless|
|1999||Miami 7||Jo||Main role|
|2000||L.A. 7||Jo||Main role|
|2000||S Club 7 Go Wild!||Herself||Reality television|
|2001||Hollywood 7||Jo||Main role|
|2001||S Club Search||Judge / Mentor|
|2002||Viva S Club||Jo||Main role|
|2006||Just the Two of Us||Contestant||Series 1|
|2007||Celebrity Big Brother||Contestant||Series 5|
|1999||Back to the '50s||Jo||Television film|
|1999||Boyfriends & Birthdays||Jo||Television film|
Joanna Noëlle "JoJo" Levesque is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Raised in Foxborough, Massachusetts, she performed in various singing competitions as a child, and after competing on the television show America's Most Talented Kids in 2003, she was noticed by record producer Vincent Herbert who asked her to audition for Blackground Records. JoJo released her eponymous titled debut album in June 2004. "Leave ", her debut single, reached number one on the US Billboard Pop songs chart, which made her the youngest solo artist to top the chart at 13 years old. The song peaked at 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA. The album has since sold over four million copies worldwide to date.
Tina Ann Barrett is an English dancer, singer-songwriter and actress. Her major breakthrough came in 1999 when she became a member of the pop group, S Club 7, where she enjoyed five years of hit singles, arena tours and awards. She has been a member of spin-off group S Club 3 since 2014.
Paul Gerald Cattermole is an English singer and actor. Cattermole was a member of the group S Club 7, but left the group in 2002. Between 2008 and 2015 he also was member of spin-off group S Club 3.
Jonathan "Jon" Lee is an English actor and singer. Lee is best known as a member of pop group S Club 7 which disbanded in April 2003. He was the youngest member. The group also starred in a number of their own TV sitcoms, playing themselves. Since the band split, Lee has carved a successful career in musical theatre, taking on lead roles in a number of productions including the West End shows Les Misérables and Jersey Boys.
Bradley John McIntosh, also known as City Boy, is an English-Jamaican singer, rapper, record producer and former actor. He was a member of the pop group S Club where he enjoyed five years of hit singles, arena tours and awards. 2008-2015 he was member of spin-off group S Club 3.
Sunshine is the third studio album by English pop group S Club 7. It was released on 26 November 2001 and features the hit singles "Don't Stop Movin'", "You", "Have You Ever" and "Never Had a Dream Come True" - all bar "You" peaking at number one prior to the album's release. The album debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart in December 2001, selling more in its first week (136,000) than any of their other albums. It was later certified 2× Platinum after selling over 600,000 copies. Sunshine was the last album that featured Paul Cattermole as he announced his departure from the group in March 2002. The album peaked at number thirteen in New Zealand. The album also charted at number five on the 2001 UK year-end chart.
Seeing Double is the fourth and final studio album from S Club. It was the only album to be released under the name S Club, after the group was rebranded when band member Paul Cattermole left the group in June 2002 after his departure announcement in March. It was used as the main musical influence to the film of the same name released in April 2003. Despite good reviews and reception, the album only managed to reach #17 in the UK Albums Chart.
Danielle Lloyd is an English glamour model and television personality. A former Miss England (2004) and Miss Great Britain (2006), she first rose to prominence when she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after posing nude in the December 2006 edition of Playboy magazine. Her title was reinstated in 2010. In January 2007 she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. She won the celebrity edition of The Weakest Link in 2008 and Total Wipeout in 2010.
"Never Had a Dream Come True" is a song by British pop group S Club 7, released as a single on 27 November 2000. It was chosen to be the official 2000 BBC Children in Need song. The single peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart, becoming Britain's ninth best-selling single of 2000. Outside the United Kingdom, it peaked within the top ten of the charts in the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and the United States, and it was the group's only single to chart in the latter territory. After its success, it was added to a re-release of the band's second album, 7.
"You" was the ninth single released by UK pop group S Club 7 on 11 February 2002. The track is a very uptempo-retro number reminiscent of the group's third single "You're My Number One". The video was set in the 1950s and is described in the Best CD booklet as the "candyfloss-bright, tongue-in-cheek 50s pastiche". This track was the last single to feature departed band member Paul Cattermole and sparked the last leg of the S Club 7 journey. The song reached no. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. It also charted on the 2002 Year End Singles chart at number 70.
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L.A. 7 was the second series in the BBC television series, starring British pop group S Club 7. The programme was shown every week on CBBC, from 6 April 2000 to 6 July 2000 and starred all seven members of the band as fictionalized versions of themselves. The series featured star from The Exorcist, Linda Blair as Joni, their landlord.
Relentless is the debut album from former S Club 7 lead singer Jo O'Meara and was released two and a half years after the pop outfit split in May 2003. Produced by Brian Rawling and co-written by O'Meara, the album is a mix of contemporary pop, disco and soulful ballads.
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Chanelle Jade Hayes is an English television personality, model, singer and businesswoman. She was a student at NEW College, Pontefract, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, studying Spanish, music and English before becoming well known by appearing on the Channel 4 reality series Big Brother in 2007, when she was 19. She currently runs a cake making business in Wakefield, along with occasional media work.
Rumours of an impending split have dogged the band since member Paul Cattermole left S Club 7 last year, and recently when lead singer Jo O'Meara revealed she had a debilitating back condition.
Over the weekend, former beauty queen Lloyd and O'Meara, ex-lead singer of S Club 7, poked fun at Shetty's accent.
Jo, 27, was born in Romford and grew up in Collier Row. She attended Clockhouse Junior School and Bower Park School in Havering North Road.
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