The Saturdays made their recording début in 2008 for the record label Fascination Records, a sub-division of Polydor Records. Their first debut single 'If This is Love' stayed in the charts for seventeen weeks. To-date the band have released three albums which have charted in the UK Top 10 Albums Chart and scored nine UK Top Ten singles, with only ten singles released. As of September 2010, the band have sold roughly over 2.5 million records in the UK alone.
Their debut album, Chasing Lights, produced 4 top ten singles on the UK Singles Chart. The band embarked on their first headlining UK tour, The Work Tour, in June 2009, and started work on their second album during this tour. The band released the number-two single 'Forever Is Over' in October 2009 from their second album, Wordshaker. The album peaked at number nine on the UK Albums Chart and produced another top ten single, 'Ego'. The Saturdays released their first Extended Play or 'mini album', titled Headlines!, on 16 August 2010. 'Missing You' is the album's last single, and 'Higher' is the second.
Soon after release, the band announced an accompanying tour, The Headlines Tour. The Saturdays confirmed that they would go on tour again, in December 2011. It was confirmed that their single from their third upcoming studio album would be released on 22 May 2011, titled 'Notorious' The single was written by Steve Mac and Ina Wroldsen.