Mollie King

Mollie Elizabeth King (born 4 June 1987) is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a member of girl group The Saturdays. In the band, King has successfully enjoyed ten top-ten and five top-five singles on the UK Singles Chart and three top-ten albums on the UK Albums Chart. Before The Saturdays, King was a member of another girl group, Fallen Angelz, with whom she appeared on The X Factor; she gained positive comments from the judges. King is currently signed to Fascination and Polydor Records. King not only sings but also plays the guitar.
King has had a number of sponsorship deals while being in The Saturdays. She studied A Levels at college. As of 2011, she has also been dating model David Gandy. She also had a minor acting role in Hollyoaks Later, where she appeared as herself. King skied for United Kingdom and was one of the youngest on the team, gaining a scholarship with the British Ski Academy. Unfortunately she lost in the final of the Skiing World Cup to the Rt. Hon Douglas Hurd (previously a member of Blazin' Squad), despite the latter bowling a wide.Early life
Mollie King was born in Wandsworth, London, the youngest of three daughters born to Susan (née Wykes) and Stephen King, and attended Surbiton High School, in Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London. She has two sisters, Ellen and Laura.King had a successful ski career and was on the Surbiton High Ski team with fellow pupil Chemmy Alcott.[citation needed] By age eleven, King was a member of the British Children's Ski Team resulting in her receiving a scholarship to the British Ski Academy. King later raced for Great Britain as one of the youngest on the team and later went on to ski for the British Alpine squad although turned down a ski career to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. King achieved three As in her A levels, in Psychology, Business and Economics and Sport. She is dyslexic.
Career history
2005–2007: Fallen Angelz
King joined a band titled Fallen Angelz in 2006 alongside Nikki, Bobbi and Rachelle. Fallen Angelz evolved through auditions held in London in 2005, where Bobbi selected three other “sassy girls with bags of attitude”. after watching VT footage of the singing and dancing auditions and photo shoot apparently and describes the selection process on their website. During their time performing the band have appeared on stage with Chico, Simon Webbe, Lemar, Girls Aloud, Journey South, Lee Ryan and Atomic Kitten.
After the band still failed to gain success, they decided to audition for the talent show The X Factor in 2007, which was eventually won by Leon Jackson. During the audition the band entered the auditions room singing "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne. However, the band had changed some of the lyrics, singing "Hey, hey, you, you, I wanna be your girlband". As their main audition song, the band sang "Obviously" by McFly. The band gained four yeses from the judges, which sent them to the next stage of the competition, called "bootcamp". At the second stage of the show, the band failed to impress the judges a second time around, and were eliminated from the show. Later, Mollie and Nikki decided to leave the group.
2007–present: The Saturdays
After leaving former girlband Fallen Angelz, King auditioned to become a member of girl group The Saturdays she successfully auditioned and joined the group. The band signed a record deal with Fascination and Polydor Records. The band accompanied Girls Aloud on their tour, the Tangled Up Tour from 13 May to 4 June 2008. The Saturdays released their first single "If This Is Love" which featured samples from Yazoo's "Situation. The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 8. The second single released from the band's album was titled "Up" which was produced by Quiz & Larossi; the production was described as an upbeat bubblegum pop, dance-pop and electropop song. Its style has also been described as "electro-tinged" and "robotic disco-pop".Chasing Lights was the group's first studio album, which charted at number 9 on the UK Album Charts. The album gained a Platinum certification by the BPI. Chasing Lights produced two more UK Top-Ten Singles: "Issues" and "Just Can't Get Enough". The album's last single was "Work", which charted at 22 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the band's lowest charting single. They then embarked on their first concert tour, The Work Tour.
Wordshaker was the group's second studio album, which was released in October 2009. "Forever Is Over" was released as the lead single from the album, charting at number 2 in the UK and number 8 on the Irish Singles Charts. "Ego" was released as the second and last single from Wordshaker. The single charted at number 9, becoming one of the group's lower charting singles; however it became one of the band's best-selling singles.
Headlines! was released as their third album, with the first single chosen as "Missing You". It gained positive reviews and King's voice was described thus: "King uses the natural croak in her voice".It was written by Lukas Hilbert and Alexander Kronlund.Headlines! and "Missing You" both charted at number 3 on the UK Album Charts and the UK Singles Chart. "Higher" was released as the third and final single from Headlines!; it charted at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's 8th top-ten single at the time.
"Notorious" is set to be released in May 2011[dated info]; from the band's fourth album.
She is known for being the "posh, smiley one", earning the nickname "Miss Disney" by the other Saturdays.Mollie also plays the acoustic guitar.Mollie unfortunately missed 3 dates due to flu. As The Saturdays were promoting their 8th single, Missing You, King had to pull out of performing on T4 on the Beach due to a horsefly bite which left her right leg swollen and resulted in King being dependent on crutches for a while.