Both releases received critical acclaim but had mixed commercial success.
Two follow-up singles "Lucky Day" and "Yo-Yo" both gained equally positive critical responses but failed commercially.
The group enjoyed 20 consecutive top ten singles, spawning five albums and positive critical responses.
In 2008, after releasing a pale skin make-up collection titled Dainty Doll, Roberts advocated the ban of underage usage of tanning beds with the documentary Nicola Roberts: The Truth About Tanning.
It was at this time that Roberts was in the midst of several problems, including the death of her manager and leaving home.
The most problematic, though, was the constant media criticism of her image, in which critics labelled her "unattractive".
Girls Aloud as a group enjoyed many successes, including two entries into the Guinness Book of World Records for "Most Successful Reality Television Group" and "Most Consecutive Top Ten Entries in the UK by a female group".
The group earned four UK number one singles, twenty consecutive UK top ten singles and critically they have been well-received with most albums, although Roberts found at times critical opinion was "less than desirable".
The third album, Chemistry, saw a critical improvement, but failed to enter the UK top ten.
At the time of her birth, her father was working for the RAF and the resulting pay led to financial struggles which saw her father move to work for Ford Motor Company whilst her mother became a photographer to help the family monetary problems.
Academically, Roberts performed well, leaving school with ten GCSEs, but she declared her dislike of school and began discussing a musical career which led her to work with several girl groups recording demo tracks in several cases.
Their debut single "Sound of the Underground" topped the UK Singles chart.
This success helped them win the competition and they were later entered in Guinness World Records as the most successful reality television music-group.