October 10: Irish singer Una Healy of the female group The Saturdays is 30-years-old today.

Irish singer/songwriter and guitarist Healy, born in Thurles, Co Tipperary began playing the guitar from the age of 13.

Una is a member of the popular British all-female singing group, The Saturdays. Besides Una, the other four members are Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, Vanessa White and Rochelle Wiseman.

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After leaving school, she started fronting a local rock band in Ireland. She won Ireland's Glinsk Song Contest in both 2004 and 2006. In 2006, Healy released a solo studio EP, titled Sorry.

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When she was 25 she decided to leave Ireland, and the first audition she went for was for the all-female group, The Saturdays. Since 2007, Healy has been a member of the group; it's only non-British member.

Their first four singles have all reached the Top 10 in the UK charts ("If This Is Love," "Up," "Issues" and "Just Can't Get Enough.") Their debut album Chasing Lights also peaked at number nine.

Despite being relatively unknown at the time, Healy won hottest female 2009 in the Virgin Media Music Awards.



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