Eternal formed in the early 1990s in London, United Kingdom and was a quartet of females. The group was comprised of Easther and Vernie Bennett and school friends, Kelle Bryan and Louise Nurding. The group is considered one of the most successful girl groups in the United Kingdom.
The group came onto the scenes in 1993 and were the first girl group ever to sell a million records in the UK. Their debut album, Always & Forever spawned six Top 15 singles and sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK. The album's single 'Stay' reached #19 on the U.S. charts in addition to reaching #4 in the UK.
In the midst of controversy in 1995, Louise left the group. Rumors believed Louise was kicked out of the group for being its only white member but these were denied as Louise simply stated she wanted to pursue a solo career.
Becoming a trio, the group enjoyed success with their second album, Power of a Woman which had four Top 10 hits in the UK. Hoping to break onto the American scene, the group sang the theme song for Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 'Someday.' However, the group's rendition of the song was used everywhere except in America where a rendition by All 4 One was used.
The group scored their first #1 hit in the UK with the single 'I Wanna Be The Only One' which featured BeBe Winans. The single was off of the group's third LP, Before The Rain, which sold over 300,000 copies. The group scored another hit with 'Angel Of Mine,' which became a huge hit in the United States after being redone by Monica.
Eternal's sucess ran out as the Bennett sisters asked Kelle to leave the group. The split was attributed to a breakdown of professional relations between the sisters and Kelle. While Easther and Vernie released one more album together, the self-titled Eternal, it failed to perform well on the charts.
After the album's release, the group was dropped by EMI records in 2000. Kelle managed to have moderate success after leaving the group and Louise enjoyed a great deal of success.