R&B/Pop trio Sugababes are officially the top girl band of the 21st century so far, having achieved more hit singles than any other all-female act in the past six years. The group beat performers including Madonna and Britney Spears to be ranked as the most prolific all-female hit makers of the past six years in the UK. Since 2000 they have enjoyed 16 hits, according to research from the book of British Hit Singles and Albums. Sugababes were formed in 1998 and made their chart debut six years ago with “Overload”, which reached the UK Top 10 and was nominated for a Brit Award. “Britain has a tradition of creating great girl groups: Bananarama dominated the Eighties, The Spice Girls were huge in the Nineties, but the Noughties belong to the Sugababes,” says editor David Roberts.