“Nearly 9 months following the tragic death of band member Simone Battle, girl group G.R.L. announces today that they are disbanding,” Kemosabe Records, RCA Records, Larry Rudolph and Robin Antin wrote in a statement (via Billboard). “We wish them continued success in each of their next creative endeavors.”
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G.R.L. have just unleashed their brand new music video for their latest single “Lighthouse“!
The ladies – Lauren Bennett, Paula Van Oppen, Natasha Slayton, and Emmalyn Estrada – dedicated the visual in loving memory of their former bandmate Simone Battle, who died of a reported suicide at age 25 earlier this year.
“We rehearsed the other day without her, and it’s just weird. But she was so passionate about singing and this group, and I feel like we’re keeping her memory alive by being together,” Emmalyn, 22, told People. “But right now we’re focused on the song and the positive message overall, about being together in hard times. We’re taking everything else one day at a time.”
“We learned so much from her,” Lauren, 25, continued. “In the video you can see her passion for performance, and you can see her strumming along to the music in the beginning. It’s us showing that she’s still part of the group. She’ll always be part of this group.”
G.R.L. – ‘Lighthouse’ Music Video
Charlize Theron takes a moment to pose for a photograph while attending the Nasty Gal Melrose Store Launch on Thursday (November 20) in Los Angeles.
The day before, Charlize and Sean, 54, rocked sunglasses while grabbing lunch at The Ivy at the Shore in Santa Monica.
FYI: Charlize is wearing an EF Collection necklace.
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Bebe Rexha, Madison Beer, and Jasmine V are just a few of the hot young music stars in attendance at the Just Jared Homecoming Dance presented by Ever After High on Thursday (November 20) at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Other hot young stars stepping out at the event included Kilo Kish, Eli Lieb, Nash Overstreet and girlfriend Aubrey Cleland from American Idol fame, Trevor Jackson, Round2Crew‘s Justin Brown and Chase Martin, GRL‘s Emmalyn Estrada with her group’s creator Robin Antin, Bonnie McKee, Wynter Gordon, Jackson Guthy, Casper Smart, and Fai Nouveau.
The party of course featured an awesome performance by The Vamps, which our guests loved!
FYI: Jasmine is wearing an Eco Peace by Aqua Green top, Elisabetta Franchi pants, and Greymer shoes.
The cover and interview quotes have been exclusively provided to JustJared.com. Here is what the girls had to share with the mag:
Simone on her beauty regiment: “1. Wash and exfoliate with one of those little face brushes you get from Sephora. 2. Use a little toner on a cotton pad to get those pores all cleaned out. 3. Moisturize 4. Paint on some brows! Haha I’m obsessed with brows. Even when I don’t feel like wearing makeup, good thick brows are a must for me!”
Natasha on her favorite song from their album: “It’s hard to choose but I am pretty obsessed with Rewind because of the overall 90s R&B vibe. It’s such a fun song to dance to but at the same time is also really a SINGER’S song!”
The girls on their favorite tour story: “We were performing at a show and one of our patrons gave Simone a two dollar tip. hay!”
For more from the girls, visit GaloreMag.com.
“Words cannot express the depth of our loss. Simone‘s incredible talent was only surpassed by the size of her heart,” the ladies said in a joint statement. “We will carry her memory with us in everything we do.”
Simone died of a reported suicide at age 25. She was found dead hanging in her closet on Friday morning (September 5) in her Los Angeles home.
We continue to send out our prayers to Simone‘s loved ones during this difficult time.
Check out the premiere of G.R.L‘s latest music video for their song “Ugly Heart“!
“Thank you for the positive feedback so far on the new music video,” Lauren tweeted. “Really appreciate it me dears ❤️.”
“Ugly Heart,” which was produced by Dr. Luke, serves as the lead single off their upcoming debut studio album, which is scheduled for release later this year via Kemosabe Records.
G.R.L. – ‘Ugly Heart’ Music Video!