They had been trying to get a record contract for nine years. If one discounts the sisters' teenage material recorded as Keren & Chelle, Karen and Shelly's recording career began with the single "I Am, I Feel", a hit in the UK, and this was quickly followed by their debut album Alisha Rules the World in November 1996. They went on to release two more albums. Mercury then chose not to take up the option for a fourth album, and the girls went their separate ways in 2003. Karen has been writing tracks for well-known artists including Lilly Allen, Janet Jackson, Sugababes, Chase and Status, Amy Studt, Kylie Minogue, Avicii, David Guetta, and Jamelia.
She is currently writing a musical with Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin – Bridget Jones’ Diary for the West End. Shelly released a solo album, Hard time for the dreamer, early in 2005. Shelly has also written material for Janet Jackson and appears on Michael Gray's "Borderline". In late 2008, she formed the alternative country band Red Sky July, with Ally McErlaine, and Charity Hair from The Alice Band. She is currently signed to Gary Barlow's publishing company San Remo Live. Read more on Last.fm.
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