B*Witched

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B*Witched was an Irish girl group that was active between 1998 and 2002. They enjoyed success in both Europe and North America between 1998 and 2000, releasing two albums and eight singles, all of which made the UK Top 20. The original lineup comprised twin sisters Edele and Keavy Lynch, Sinéad O'Carroll and Lindsay Armaou. B*Witched performed in the 2007 gig 'Battle of the Pop Bands' which brought old bands from the late 1990s and early 2000s.

B*Witched's first four singles all topped the UK charts, making them the first Irish group to achieve that feat. The group split up in 2002 after being dropped by their record company. In 2006 the Lynch sisters formed a group, Ms. Lynch, which frequently performs B*Witched material at live shows and remains active as of 2010.

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Career

The original lineup of B*Witched comprised twin sisters Edele Lynch and Keavy Lynch (born 15 December 1978), Lindsay Armaou (Greek: Λίντσεϋ Γαίηλ Κριστίαν Αρμάου, born 18 December 1980); and Sinéad O'Carroll (born 14 May 1973), They were originally called 'D'Zire', then 'Sister', before becoming known as 'B*Witched'. The band deliberately cultivated a tomboy image. To appeal to a younger audience, the band members also understated their ages in their early years.[1]

Edele and Keavy's brother Shane Lynch (of the group Boyzone) helped the group find a manager. Former New Kids on the Block manager Kim Glover was appointed to the role, and she signed the group to Glowworm Records, the Epic subsidiary she ran, in 1997. The label was co-run by Ray "Madman" Hedges who produced all of the group's releases.

B*Witched

B*Witched released their debut single "C'est la Vie" on 25 May 1998. Despite mixed reviews, it reached Number 1 on the UK charts, making them the youngest[clarification needed] female group ever to do so, and also made Number 9 in the US. Subsequent singles "Rollercoaster", "To You I Belong" and "Blame It on the Weatherman" also topped the UK charts, making B*Witched the first group to have its first four singles all enter the charts at Number 1. They also sang the theme song for Sabrina: The Animated Series.

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