In 2000, Giant Records, a mainly dance music label, sought to create a girl group to rival other such groups of the time, such as Dream, 3LW, and Eden’s Crush. The label’s hook for this new group would be that its members were international to appeal to a larger fan base. Auditions were held, and the five members selected represented five distinct nationalities. Kate Macalino, from the Philippines, had worked as a model in her home country. Tal B. Hajek, from Israel, was a devout Jew who moved to the USA in 1997 and admired rock singers. Christina Rumbley, from the United States, had moved from Florida to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. Andi Murphy M. was from the UK and had a passion for dancing. Gaby Equiz, from Mexico, dreamed of fame. Together, these girls became the International 5, more commonly referred to as I5. In the spring of 2000, I5 was featured on the soundtrack to the dance film Center stage with their song, “First Kiss.” By the summer of 2000, the girls had almost completed their debut album and began touring with Nickelodeon’s All That Music and More tour. On this tour, I5 promoted its single, “Distracted,” which was written by Steve Kipner, who had previously written hits for Christina Aguilera (“Genie in a Bottle”) and Dream (“He Loves U Not”). Read more about I5
Our database have 12 song lyrics of I5. These lyrics are listed in alphabetical order and properties of their songwriters.