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Nadine Coyle quids in with final Girls Aloud pay cheque for £243k

By Staff Reporter

Published 07/05/2015

Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs at Big Gay Out, the biggest gay festival in Europe, held at Finsbury Park in north London, Saturday 23 July 2005.
Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs at Big Gay Out, the biggest gay festival in Europe, held at Finsbury Park in north London, Saturday 23 July 2005.
Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, who has been unveiled as the new face of Ultimo lingerie, created by Glasgow-based entrepreneur Michelle Mone.
Jingle Bell Ball - London...Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud on stage at the Jingle Bell Ball presented by Capital FM at the O2 Arena, London.
Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, modelling Ultimo's brand new Autumn Winter 2007 lingerie collection, London.
Cheryl Cole Girls Aloud
Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs on stage at the second annual "Big Gay Out", Europe's biggest Gay music festival, at Finsbury Park on July 23, 2005 in London, England.
Girls Alout performing their single 'Something New'
Jingle Bell Ball - London...Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud on stage at the Jingle Bell Ball presented by Capital FM at the O2 Arena, London.
Undated handout image showing Girls Aloud who are backing an anti bullying campaign and it's associated range of t-shirts, backed by high street fashion retailer, mkone, London..
Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud playing at the Odyssey Arena Belfast last night. The fans queue up outside to get in
Girls Aloud
Pop group Girls Aloud in concert at the Carling Apollo in Hammersmith, west London, Saturday May 28, 2005.
Pop band "Girls Aloud"

It's been over two years since she last performed as part of Girls Aloud - but Nadine Coyle has just received her final pay cheque.

The Londonderry singer has earned just under a quarter-of-a-million pounds from the official wind-up of the firm behind one of the most successful girl bands in history.

This follows new documents lodged with Companies House in London showing that the five band members - Nadine, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding and Kimberley Walsh - have shared in a windfall of over £1.2m.

The group's Tapeview Ltd company was voluntarily wound up last year as the members sought to cash in on their worldwide success.

The band split up in 2013 after a hugely successful 10-year reunion album and arena tour.

During their time together, Girls Aloud was officially the most successful UK girl band in history. They sold four million albums and 4.3m singles including number ones with the award-winning The Promise and Sound Of The Underground.

As a result of the winding-up, Nadine and the other band members have each received £243,574 after their final finances were settled. The five resigned as directors of the company last month.

Girls Aloud announced their final split in March 2013 on the final night of a smash hit reunion tour.

Nadine - a mother-of-one who is based in America - attracted anger from her bandmates when she spoke in public about her opposition to splitting up soon afterwards.

After the final performance in Liverpool, the Northern Ireland singer tweeted: "You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn't stop them. I had the best time & want to keep going."

Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs on stage at the second annual
Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs on stage at the second annual "Big Gay Out", Europe's biggest Gay music festival, at Finsbury Park on July 23, 2005 in London, England.
Girls Aloud took to the stage in basque dress that appeared to have taken inspiration from BeyoncÈ
ULSTER pop princess Nadine Coyle/Girls Aloud.
Girls aloud concert at the SECC Glasgow
Cheryl Cole
Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud arrive at the Music Industry Trusts' Award 2008 at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane in central London.
GIRLS ALOUD - NADINE COYLE
Cheryl Cole
Derry teenagers Siopha Gallagher, Lisa Kelly, Meghan Chambers and Caiomhe Toland, first in the queue for the Girls Aloud concert tickets which went on sale this morning at the Millennium Forum in Derry. 15-07-06.
Northern Ireland- 7th December 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. JLS, Girls Aloud and Mrs Brown tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster in Belfast City Centre. People pictured queuing up for the tickets. Left to right. Patricia Roach and Amy McCord.
Northern Ireland- 7th December 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. JLS, Girls Aloud and Mrs Brown tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster in Belfast City Centre. People pictured queuing up for the tickets.
Northern Ireland- 7th December 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. JLS, Girls Aloud and Mrs Brown tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster in Belfast City Centre. People pictured queuing up for the tickets. Left to right. Amy McCord, Chloe Ashe, Rachael Hawthorne and Patricia Roach.
Northern Ireland- 7th December 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. JLS, Girls Aloud and Mrs Brown tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster in Belfast City Centre. People pictured queuing up for the tickets.
Northern Ireland- 7th December 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. JLS, Girls Aloud and Mrs Brown tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster in Belfast City Centre. People pictured queuing up for the tickets. Victoria Haveron.
Nadine Coyle. Singer. Girls Aloud
13.03.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Girls Aloud Fans outside the Odyssey Arena, Belfast yesterday before the concert. Gail Martin with her daughters, Kerry (9) and Holly (8)
Northern Ireland- 7th December 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. JLS, Girls Aloud and Mrs Brown tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster in Belfast City Centre. People pictured queuing up for the tickets.
13.03.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Girls Aloud Fans outside the Odyssey Arena, Belfast yesterday before the concert. Gail Martin with her daughters, Kerry (9) and Holly (8)
13.03.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Girls Aloud Fans outside the Odyssey Arena, Belfast yesterday before the concert. Caolan Kearns, Ceven Fox and Paula Hardy
Girls Aloud performs on stage during the BRIT Awards, at Earls Court, central London.

This was disputed by her bandmates, who said she was involved in the final decision to call it a day.

The Derry woman made a fortune during her time with Girls Aloud, which was formed as part of a reality television show in 2002.

Up until two years ago she was featured on the Sunday Times Rich List as one of the wealthiest young performers in the UK, having amassed £6m.

She ran into tax problems in the US, however, over a bar she bought for her parents, Niall and Lilian Coyle, in Malibu. The beach pub, called Nadine's Irish Mist, was facing unpaid bills of $100,000, which have since been settled.

While Nadine became a mother to a baby girl since splitting with Girls Aloud, she also been busy touring with Irish dance legend Michael Flatley on his Dangerous Games stage show.

Profile

Nadine Coyle (29) was born and raised in Derry before finding fame in the UK on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. She won a place in Girls Aloud, a five-piece that went on to become the most successful girl band in UK chart history. The band split in 2013 after a 10-year reunion tour. Nadine is based in California and is engaged to an American football star. They have a one-year-old daughter, Anaíya.

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