Rachel Stevens isn’t just some girl, in fact she is a woman of many talents. At a young age, Rachel had an eye for fashion having modeled in several hair campaigns and modeling pictorials. In 1998 whilst shopping with family, Rachel was approached to record some demos for an upcoming band that would later become known as S Club 7.
After joining the band, S Club went on to achieve four UK Number One singles, and Top 10 singles in countries spanning all around the world. After four albums, and their inevitable split in 2003, Rachel decided to go solo releasing “Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex” under the watchful eye of former S Club mentor Simon Fuller. In late 2003, Rachel began modeling for ‘Pretty Polly’.
Rachel’s continued musical success included hits such as “Some Girls”, “Negotiate With Love”, and “So Good” in addition to two solo albums “Funky Dory” and “Come And Get It”, with the latter being critically pinned as “1000 Albums You Must Listen To Before You Die” by The Guardian. Rachel’s success wasn’t just limited to the record charts, Rachel was also a regular on popular TV shows and commercials including ‘Everyman’ and ‘Marks & Spencer’.
Rachel took some down time in between 2006 and 2007 while doing some work in L.A. (During which time she recorded vocals for the animated short ‘Glendogie Bogey’. Rachel returned to the limelight in 2008 to compete on the popular dance competition “Strictly Come Dancing”, in which Rachel was favored to win, she made it to the final only to come in second. Rachel then wed her childhood boyfriend Alex Bourne and continued to do charity work. In 2010, Rachel gave birth to her daughter Amelie, but this didn’t slow Rachel down. She continued her sponsorship work including a children’s album entitled ‘Tasty Tunes’, which promoted health eating associated with Ella’s Kitchen.
From there Rachel continued her modeling career doing several shoots for ‘Next Petite Range’, which were featured in billboards and magazine print throughout the United Kingdom. Additionally, Rachel joined All Saints member Melanie Blatt as a guest mentor on ‘The X-Factor New Zealand’ in it’s first season in 2013. The following year, Rachel gave birth to her second daughter Minnie, as well as announced as a coach on ‘The Voice of Ireland’. Later in 2014, Rachel rejoined the rest of S Club 7 for a one-off performance at Children in Need, in which they sung a medley of their Greatest Hits. In 2015, S Club 7 did a UK Arena Tour simply entitled ‘Bring It All Back’, after the tour concluded S Club once again split up with plans to once again reunite “if the right opportunity presents itself”. Rachel went on to coach a second season of the popular RTE Television program ‘The Voice of Ireland’, which was the shows last season.
In 2017, Rachel had a short-lived stint as a contestant on BBC’s ‘Celebrity Masterchef’, before being voted off just prior to the semi-finale. She finished out 2017 by playing in a Christmas Panto for ‘Jack and The Beanstalk” in Bournemouth.
To date, Rachel has some exciting projects lined up but continued to be a full-time mother, style icon, and public figure. Watch this space for all the latest on Rachel!