Nicola Maria Roberts (born 5 October 1985) is an English recording artist, fashion designer, and songwriter.
After auditioning and successfully completing the reality television series and competition Popstars The Rivals, Roberts became part of girl-group Girls Aloud.
Former member of pop girl group Girls Aloud whose single "Sound of the Underground" made the UK Billboard charts. In 2016, she released a new single titled "Dating." She was in a girl group called The 5 Musketeers.
She and Girls Aloud got included in the Guinness Book of World Records for most successful reality television music-group. She was bullied by singer Lily Allen after winning Popstars.
Now over three years since Girls Aloud announced they'd be disbanding for good, we've decided to take a look at the five ladies who made up one of the world's biggest all-female groups and exactly what they've been up to in the past few years.
With Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding all household names, the five have gone in some interesting directions.
She wasn't just returning to music however, with it being revealed nine months later in March of 2014 that she would be returning as a judge on The X Factor UK for its eleventh series, signing a contract worth a reported £1.5 million.The group enjoyed 20 consecutive top ten singles, spawning five albums and positive critical responses.During her time with Girls Aloud, Roberts received negative press attention for her pale skin tone and ginger hair which left her depressed with her fame.Musically she shot straight back to the top of the charts with her single 'Crazy Stupid Love' featuring Tinie Tempah, selling 118,000 copies and becoming her fourth number one single on the UK chart.This meant that she was tied with Rita Ora and Geri Halliwell as the third British female to achieve four number ones as a solo artist.