Singer Amelle Berrabah is reported to have quit chart act Sugababes – the third person to have left the band over the years.
The all-girl trio, which has topped the chart six times, is said to have recruited former UK Eurovision entrant Jade Ewen to replace her.
The band’s spokeswoman would not comment on reports about any personnel changes.
Round Round hitmakers Sugababes are often said to have had a volatile relationship and Siobhan Donaghy – the first person to leave the band in 2001 – said in a recent interview: “There was no doubt that I was pushed out.”
She was replaced by Heidi Range in 2001 in time for the band’s run of number ones. Then founder member Mutya Buena left in 2005, to be replaced by Berrabah.
Berrabah’s departure was reported by the heatworld.com website.
The group, known for a string of raunchy videos, first charted in 2000 with number six hit Overload. They are currently at number eight in the UK charts with the single Get Sexy.