” Scandalous ” is by Mis-Teeq, who was a British R&B girl group. The group consisted of Sabrina Washington, Alesha Dixon and Su-Elise Nash.
They released two studio albums and eight singles, seven of which became consecutive UK Top Ten hits.
” Scandalous ” was released on the 17th of March 2003 in the United Kingdom under the record label Telstar, which is now defunct. In the United States, it was released by Reprise Records, now part of Warner Music Group.
The song was written by Su-Elise Nash, Alesha Dixon and Sabrina Washington along with Rustan Hallgeir, Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen.
Production was handled by Stargate, the Grammy award-winning production duo. Consisting of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, they have worked with a variety of recording artists including Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and Marian Carey.
The single was taken from Mis-Teeq’s second and last studio album, Eye Candy. The album was released on the 29th of March 2003.
It featured fifteen tracks with two bonus songs for the Japanese edition.
The album received positive reviews from music critics. Writing for the BBC Music website, Bren O’Callaghan complimented their control over the album’s content and Mis-Teeq’s writing skills. He wrote it had ” mainstream appeal ” and ” they have credible content for unlikely dance floor fusions “.
The Eye Candy album entered the UK Albums Chart on the 12th of April 2003 and peaked at number six. It spent one week in the Top Ten and twenty-two weeks in the Top 100.
It also reached ninety-five in France, seventy-seven in Switzerland, one hundred in Australia and forty in New Zealand.
The accompanying music video was directed by Jake Java, the British music video and TV commercials director. After graduating from the University of Westminster, he went on to direct videos for recording artists like Britney Spears, Lana Del Ray and Adele.
He has also worked on commercials for brands such as Puma, Pepsi and Rommel.
The single has been certified Gold in Australia and Silver in The United Kingdom, with sales of 35,000 and 200,000 respectively.
” Scandalous ” became a commercial success for Mis-Teeq. In the United States, the single peaked at number thirty-five on the 10th of July 2004 and spent sixteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number eleven on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 and thirty-three on the Dance Club Songs.
In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart on the 29th of March 2003 and peaked at number two. It spent four weeks in the Top Ten and eleven weeks in the Top 100.
” Scandalous ” was also a success elsewhere reaching the Top Ten in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Denmark.
In Germany, the single reached number fifty-nine with thirty-three in Italy and thirty-five in both Sweden and Switzerland.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 35
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
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