Nadine Coyle, vocalist with the record-breaking pop group Girls Aloud, is pregnant with her first child.
The Irish pop singer shared the big news on her Instagram account, where she posted a picture with the caption: “I am having a baby.”
Coyle’s management firm confirmed Thursday that the star “is expecting a baby and is absolutely delighted with the news,” the Associated Press reports.
Coyle, who was the only Irish member of the girl group, embarked on a solo career when Girls Aloud went on hiatus in 2009. Her debut album “Insatiable” was released in the U.K. in November 2010, and the following year in the United States.
The five-some of Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts announced they would split for good in March as their 10th anniversary tour came to a halt at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
They bowed-out with 20 top ten U.K. singles including four number ones, a Brit Award and millions of records sold – predominantly in Britain.
Girls Aloud rose to prominence in 2002 with victory in the British TV talent series “Popstars: The Rivals.” Their first release, “Sound of the Underground,” was a monster smash spending four weeks atop the Official U.K. Singles Chart. Each of their five studio albums was certified platinum (300,000 units) in Britain.
The members of Girls Aloud can look back at a career that made a big impression on the history books. Among female groups, they hold the record for the most top 10 singles ever on the Official U.K. Singles chart. The quintet has registered 21 top 10 efforts, from their No. 1 debut through the No. 2-peaking “Something New” in 2012. Twenty of those singles were consecutive top 10s — a feat no female group has come close to matching.