Liberty X to split?

British pop group Liberty X have agreed to split-up if they don't get a hit single in the near future.

British pop group Liberty X have agreed to split-up if they don't get a hit single in the near future.

Bandmembers Michelle Heaton, Kelli Young, Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm and Jessica Taylor haven't had a number one hit in their native Britain since Being Nobody was released last year.

The band - who found fame after being runners up on hit reality TV show Popstars in 2001 - are desperate to get back into the charts before they lose fans.

Simm says: "A split won't be long off if we don't get any anything new out soon. We're working with a new team and the third album is still in the planning stage. It's been a long wait since we last had a single out and we want to get back into it.

"You can't force a song before it's ready, but we're back in the studio experimenting."

Rumours about a split have been circulating ever since the band's last single only made it to number 13 on the UK charts in January.

But Young hopes the split won't be permanent - and hinted at starting her own solo career.

She says: "Destiny's Child have had a successful career because they went their own ways, did their thing and still managed to come back to make another album."

"It's not common for bands to get back together, so it's set a good example to other bands to prove you can actually do it".

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