(born 10 April 1981) is ansongwriter, dancer andtelevision presenter. She is a member of the girl groupAtomic Kitten, with whom she has scored three number-one singles and also two number-one albums. In 2006 she went solo and the group reformed in 2012 as part of, scoring a hit with a cover ofWizzardI Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday. McClarnon co-wrote several Atomic Kitten songs, including the UK Top 10 hitsSee YaI Want Your LoveandSomeone like Me.
In 1997, while McClarnon was still in secondary school, her music teacher arranged for her to take part in an audition withOMDfrontmanAndy McCluskey, who was aiming to create a new girl group. The group becameAtomic Kitten, made up of McClarnon,Kerry KatonaandNatasha Hamilton, and they released their first record in 1999. Katona left the group in 2001 and was replaced byJenny Frost.
Atomic Kitten have had three UK number one singles,Whole AgainEternal Flame, andThe Tide Is High (Get the Feeling). They also had two UK number one albums,Right Now, andFeels So Good, both being certified double-platinum in the UK for sales of over 600,000 copies each. The total worldwide sales are estimated at 6.2 million singles and 4 million albums. Liz is the only member of the group to write any material.1
On 4 March 2012, it was confirmed that the original line-up of Atomic Kitten McClarnon, Hamilton and Katona would reform forThe Big Reunion, along with five other pop groups of their time 911HoneyzB*WitchedFiveandLiberty X.2
Following Atomic Kitten, McClarnon was signed toAll Around the WorldRecords. She released her first solo single, a cover ofBarbra Streisands 1980 hitWoman in Love, on 13 February 2006. The track was produced byGraham Stackalong withRobin Gibbof theBee Gees, who also originally co-wrote the song3and whom McClarnon accompanied on his 2005 tour.4
A video was released to promote the song featuring McClarnon in aManhattanapartment, but it was actually filmed in McClarnons home town of Liverpool. It was decided to release the single as a double A-side with a cover ofJackie WilsonI Get the Sweetest Feeling. The single peaked at number 5 in theUK Singles Chartand, after more than six months on release, it peaked at number 16 in the Spanish charts on 22 October 2006.5Also prior to her solo release, McClarnon appeared in the video forDa Ya Think Im Sexy?with the FHM Hot 100, which charted at number 10 in the UK.
Since her first release, McClarnon has gone on to release one more single called Dont It Make You Happy. The song was recorded in her bid to be selected for the UKs entry for theEurovision Song Contest 2007and McClarnon performed the track on the BBCs pre-Eurovision TV showMaking Your Mind Upon 17 March 2007. However, she was unsuccessful and the single failed to chart. The competition was won by pop bandScooch.
McClarnon also recorded a single entitled Lately, with friend Jaime Jay for the Global One Music Project. The same song has been recorded by different artists all around the world in different languages, and, in addition to English, McClarnon also recorded French and Spanish versions. The single was due to be released 18 May 2009, and although McClarnon and Jay promoted the single on a number of radio and TV shows, the release was postponed indefinitely.6
Since then, McClarnon has continued recording her debut album. She parted ways with her old management company in April 2008, and is now managed by her ex-marketing manager, Scott Richardson at Belta CM. She is also currently working on her new cookbook,The Cant Cook, Cook Book, which was due for release at Christmas 2010.citation needed
On 27 December 2006 McClarnon appeared in the ITV documentary The Girl With the Golden Hair, together with Richard OBrien (The Rocky Horror Show). The documentary tells the story of the creation of the mini-rock opera of the same name, performed by the band ABBA during their 1977 Australian tour. McClarnon performs the three published numbers from that show, Thank You for the Music, I Wonder (Departure) and Im a Marionette.7
On 3 August 2009, McClarnon signed to3 Beat Records, a subsidiary of All Around the World (through Universal Music). Her first single on the new label, Not In Love, was due to be released in November 2009, and is a track she has written herself, influenced by Kylie Minogues electro and club tunes. McClarnon performed the track at the Midlands Festival in 2009.
Her debut TV show,Hotter Than My Daughter, aired at the beginning of February 2010 for six weeks, onBBC Three.
In late 2010 and early 2011, she played Beth inJeff Waynes Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.8
Following this, from 8 July to 17 September 2011, McClarnon was cast as Paulette in the first UK tour ofLegally Blonde The Musical.9She starred in the Cinderella pantomime in the Liverpool Empire in 2012, playing the lead role.
In 2018, she performed at theC2C: Country to Countryfestival at theO2 Arena.
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The Official UK Singles Chart for the week ending February 9, 2008.
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