Mutya Buena

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Mutya Buena
Buena performing in 2019
Buena performing in 2019
Background information
Birth nameRosa Isabel Mutya Buena
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 39)
Kingsbury, London, England
  • Singer-songwriter
Years active1998–present

Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena (born 21 May 1985) is an English singer and songwriter. She is best known for being a member of the Sugababes.

Early life[change | change source]

Buena was born in Kingsbury, London to a Filipino father and Irish mother.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Buena became famous as a member of girl group Sugababes in 2000. The band released three studio albums with Buena as a member. She left the band in 2005.[2] In 2007 Buena released an album on her own called Real Girl. It reached number ten in the UK Albums Chart. Five songs from the album were released as singles. The album's first single, "Real Girl", reached number two in the UK Singles Chart. "Song 4 Mutya" was released as the second single.[3] In 2008 the record label that released the album dropped Buena because the album did not sell as many copies as they hoped. On 2 January 2009, Buena entered Celebrity Big Brother 6 as a housemate. On 16 January 2009 Buena chose to leave the Big Brother House.[4] In 2010 Buena said that she did not want to be a musician anymore and that she was training to become a child psychologist.[5] In 2011 Buena started a new band called Mutya Keisha Siobhan with Keisha Buchanan and Siobhán Donaghy. They released their first single "Flatline" in 2013.

Personal life[change | change source]

In March 2005 Buena gave birth to a daughter called Tahlia.[6]

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Sugababe is reborn". Mail Online.
  2. "Colourful past of pop's Sugababes". 21 December 2005 – via
  3. "Official Charts Company".
  4. (17 January 2009). "Celebrity Big Brother: Mutya Buena walks out of show after Tina is evicted". dailyrecord.
  5. "Mutya Buena 'planning career change'". Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  6. Patterson, Sylvia (6 April 2007). "Sylvia Patterson talks to ex-Sugababe Mutya Buena about her new solo career" – via