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Heidi India Range (born 23 May 1983 in Waltonmarker, Liverpoolmarker) is an English singer-songwriter, and currently the longest-serving member of the girlband Sugababes, who she joined in 2001, after replacing Siobhan Donaghy.

Career

Early career

Heidi Range was born to Paul D Range (born 1959) and Karen F Livingstone (born 1961). Range has one older sibling, Hayley Marie Range (born 1980).

Range began singing at an early age. Her first show was when she was three and she performed "Hey Little Hen" at the Neptune Theatre in Liverpool, her hometown.

Atomic Kitten

She started her musical career in Atomic Kitten with Liz McClarnon and Kerry Katona and was part of the original line up. She was featured on Atomic Kitten's demo tapes, but she left the group in 1999 because she preferred to sing R&B. Heidi also auditioned for the band Scooch but never became a member as she was underage.

Sugababes

After Siobhán Donaghy left the Sugababes in 2001, Range took part in an audition for a replacement. Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan were very impressed by her singing and added her to the line up. She recorded some solo tracks just before she became a Sugababe.

Range enjoyed success with Buchanan and Buena (9 of their 10 singles during this era became top ten hits) and later on with Amelle Berrabah after she replaced Buena in 2005. With Berrabah and Buchanan; the group continued to have hits (6 out of their 10 singles in this period made it into the top 10).

Range and Berrabah were joined by Jade Ewen after Buchanan's departure late September 2009.

Other work

Heidi has confirmed that she has been writing songs for a currently undisclosed upcoming artist, and will be covering drivetime on a Classic Gold station.On the 6th of October 2009, Digital Spy announced that Range will feature on Shayne Ward's new single, "Tonight", taken from his untitled third studio album.

Awards

  • Range won the Contribution In Music Award at the 2006 Local Heroes Awards in Liverpool
  • She was the only Sugababe to enter the list of sexiest women in the world peaking at 94


Personal life

She attended Maricourt High School in Maghull. She has been dating MTV and XFM presenter Dave Berry for five years. Reports in the press say that the pair are engaged and this has been denied by both of them. The pair appeared on All Star Mr and Mrs on 24 May 2008, in which they beat the other celebrity couples and won £15,000 for charity.

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