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Neon Jungle Breaks Up: U.K. Girl Group Calls Split 'A Heart Breaking Reality'

Neon Jungle Visits Billboard
Tawni Bannister

Neon Jungle visits Billboard's New York offices on June 17, 2014.

Neon Jungle, the popular British girl group formed in 2013, has broken up. The four members announced the amicable split in a Facebook post on Monday (July 6).

"After many honest and heartfelt discussions, we have all agreed with a tremendously heavy heart, that it is time for us to continue our journeys individually," the group posted on Monday. "This does not mean for a second we have separated! We will always and forever be in each other's lives, and ALWAYS be supportive of one another.

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"Although this is a heart breaking reality for the four of us, it is also extremely exciting, and we would love for all of you guys to also continue our new journeys with us," the post continues. "4 for the price of 1 aye!?!?"

The London quartet of Shereen Cutkelvin, Asami Zdrenka, Jess Plummer and Amira McCarthy released its debut single "Trouble" in August 2013, and spent the following months performing across the U.K. before Neon Jungle's debut album, Welcome to the Jungle, was released overseas last July. The album -- which features a Charli XCX songwriting credit -- hit No. 8 on the Official U.K. Albums chart last summer, while the single "Braveheart" hit No. 4 on the Official U.K. Singles chart.

Welcome to the Jungle was never released in the U.S., although Neon Jungle's Trouble EP has sold 1,000 stateside copies to date, according to Nielsen Music. "Braveheart" also hit No. 8 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart last December.

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