Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23: British singer & dancer, Jessica Taylor - Liberty X – is 33-years-old today.

Jessica Taylor is probably best-known as a member of the Brit Award-winning pop group, Liberty X from 2001 to 2008 and again in 2013 for a one-off reunion.

As a teenager Jessica Taylor was a member of the Preston Musical Comedy Society and played the title role in a 1999 production of Gigi. After the five winning contestants of the TV show Popstars formed the group Hear'Say, the five runner-up contestants formed the group Liberty. Despite teasingly being called "Flopstars," the act signed a multi-million-pound record contract with Richard Branson's independent record label, V2 Records.

Shortly after forming, Liberty received a legal challenge in the UK High Court from a funk R&B band, also called "Liberty," who achieved success in the 1990s. The new group switched their name to it to "Liberty X."

Liberty X enjoyed seven Top 10 singles from 2001 to 2005. Their biggest hit, "Just a Little" reached number one in May 2002. Their debut album, Thinking It Over, reached number three in the UK Albums Chart June 2002. Liberty X released another 2 albums, Being Somebody and X, which reached number 12 and number 27, respectively. Liberty X won two Brit Awards: for Best British Single and Best British Breakthrough Artist.

In 2009 Taylor was signed as the face and body of 'Diamond Boutique' lingerie by Ultimo. On 29 December 2007, she married England cricketer, Kevin Pietersen. For Sport Relief 2012, Taylor and Pietersen posed naked under sheets, wearing only the official Union Jack socks, to promote the Sainsbury's charity run.


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