Mutya Buena has been an international star since the age of 15, when she enjoyed her first hit with the British pop group Sugababes, but it wasn't until 2007 that she stepped out on her own as a solo artist. At the age of 13, Buena and her friend, Keisha Buchanan, met a manager who paired them up with fellow singer Siobhan Donaghy to form the singing group Sugababes. Their first album, One Touch, was released in 2000, with the single "Overload" reaching the British Top Ten. Soon after, the group parted ways with its British record label after One Touch failed to top the charts and Heidi Range replaced Donaghy in the group's lineup. Sugababes' second album, Angels with Dirty Faces, became a smash, going triple platinum and scoring four hit singles in the U.K. Sugababes enjoyed similar success with their third album, 2003's Three, but 2005's Taller in More Ways proved to be Buena's swan song with the trio; she gave birth to a daughter, Tahlia-Maya Buena, in March 2005. In December 2005, she resigned from the group to spend more time with her baby. In 2006, Buena began posting demos of new material on her MySpace page, and enjoyed a hit single with George Michael, "This Is Not Real Love," as well as contributing guest vocals to Groove Armada's album Soundboy Rock. In June 2007, Buena released her highly anticipated solo debut, Real Girl.