Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle (born June 15, 1985 in Derry, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish singer in the all-girl group Girls Aloud.
In 2009 after it was announced Girls Aloud would be taking a year-long break Nadine made it clear she was working on her solo music career and she has been keeping fans up to date through the use of her Twitter account. Her first solo single and album are due to be released in the first half of 2010 with a gob-smacking 50 songs she has written to choose from for her debut solo album.
A native of Derry, Nadine Coyle, also known as Nadz or Diney, first found fame in 2001 when, while still at school, she entered the Irish version of the talent show Popstars. As one of the winners of the show, Coyle was selected to become a member of the band Six. Shortly after the band was formed, the bandmates moved into a house together and all were interviewed on camera. Coyle gave a string of information about herself, but then stopped suddenly and whispered "What date of birth did I give...?". She initially maintained that she had simply made a mistake when stating her birthday, but later broke down off camera and admitted that she had lied about her age, and was in fact only 16 years old.
As the minimum age stipulated by the producers was 18, she had to be dropped from the band. The other members of the band protested for her to be allowed to stay, but producers forced her to leave. As for Six, their single "Whole Lot Of Loving" became the fastest-selling single in Irish history. Their second Irish single was "Let Me Be The One", which was released after receiving a successful reaction when they supported Westlife. But, after a failed attempt to break the UK, Six's official site disappeared and the group soon vanished from the pop scene.
In 2002 Coyle returned to enter the UK talent show Popstars: The Rivals. As she pulled through the first few rounds her very first fansite opened, and soon she was on the way to the final night. She polled the third-highest number of votes in the final, and was chosen to join the band Girls Aloud, much to the delight of friend and new bandmate Kimberley Walsh. During the series she had been a hot favourite to make the band, especially after a stunning rendition of "Fields Of Gold", which many believe was the performance of the series. She also sang "Show Me Heaven", "When I Fall In Love" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", regularly receiving some of the highest vote tallies. When asked to name a highlight from the show, presenter Davina McCall simply answered "Nadine".
With Girls Aloud she has scored twelve top 10 singles and three platinum albums, and is often seen as "the voice" of the band. Nadine showed off her vocal talent whilst on tour with her bandmates in May and June 2005, and again during a UK arena tour in May and June 2006. Her good looks haven't been left unnoticed either, earning a place in FHM's "100 Sexiest Females" list for the past four years.
2003 - Ranked 87
2004 - Ranked 46
2005 - Ranked 35
2006 - Ranked 55
Before hitting the big time, Nadine recorded a demo CD which was distributed to Louis Walsh (previously a co-manager of Girls Aloud) and The Late Late Show. This included "Fields Of Gold", as well as "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "Love Is" and "Summertime". The demo CD is very rare as only a few copies were made (Nadine gave most to her friends and family), but one found its way onto eBay and earned a high price.