The chart favourites, who released their fifth album in 2007, have certainly earned their popstar stripes. But while female groups like All Saints have chalked up nominations in the British Band category, Girls Aloud have yet to follow suit.
They have been in the running for British Pop Act previously, but never won. Cheryl, 24, told me: “We want to win a BRIT in 2008. It’s really as simply as that.
“Best Band, Best Album – it doesn’t matter which, but it would be nice to have one on the mantlepiece because that’s the one award everyone wants.”
I find it surprising that, as a group who helped change pop from a cheese-fest into something credible which was enjoyed by the masses, that they still haven’t taken home a BRIT. Girls Aloud have a fanbase which stretches across the cool kids, the mainstream followers and the gay community.
At the NME Awards 2007, Sarah Harding, 26, and Nicola Roberts, 22, got stuck into the booze and formed a friendship with Arctic Monkeys, after giving them a gong.
And last night. Cheryl went to see fellow girlband pioneers Spice Girls.
A pal said: “Cheryl was really looking forward to her night out seeing Posh and Co back in action.
“But she is hoping for good news come the BRITs’ announcement.”
The full nominations for 2008 are unveiled on Monday at London’s Roundhouse, where The Hoosiers, Editors, Adele, 19, and Bat For Lashes, 28, will perform.
Playlist will be bringing you the nominations and gossip from the star bash.