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Sugababes Founding Member Quits Band

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mutya Buena, a founding member of platinum-selling group Sugababes, confirmed yesterday that she is parting ways with the group.

“I’ve enjoyed an unbelievable career so far and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved with Sugababes over the years. My decision to leave the band at this point is based purely on my personal reasons. It was very difficult but definitely not a snap decision,” she wrote on the bands official website.

“I signed up for being in Sugababes at the age of 13 and have spent my entire life devoted to making and performing music,” she continued. “I think there comes a time when everyone wants to re-evaluate their life and what they want out of it. For me that time has now come. For a long time I have been discussing with Heidi [Range] and Keisha [Buchanan] our plans for the future and it got to the point where I honestly felt that the commitment I would need to make to Sugababes over the next 12 months was something that would become compromised by me.”

The band plan to announce a replacement in the near future.

Sugababes are set to tour the US in 2006 before appearing as special guests on Take That’s reunion tour. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers