In fall 2003, the members went their separate ways due to lasting exhaustion, focusing on their individual solo careers in music, theatre, television and film. However, on January 31 2007, it was confirmed that four members of the original line-up (including Nadja Benaissa, Lucy Diakovska, Sandy Mölling and Jessica Wahls) had re-formed permanently and were recording their first studio album in over four years. In April 2007, the band's fourth studio album, Destiny was finally released. On May 24, 2008, the group represented Germany with their single "Disappear" at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, where they finished 23rd in the final voting.
In November 2000 Angel and Moslener visited each of them to reveal whether or not they had been selected for the band. In the end five girls made it into the band: Nadja Benaissa, Lucy Diakovska, Sandy Mölling, Vanessa Petruo and Jessica Wahls. With the final members of the group in place, Popstars continued tracking the development and struggles of the new band - from then on known as the No Angels.
On March 12, 2001, the band released their debut album, Elle'ments. German producers Thorsten Brötzmann, Leslie Mandoki, and Peter Ries consulted on the album, which — due to the sheer volume of interest in the group — sold more than 1.1 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling German album of 2000. Elle'ments was eventually certified triple platinum and septuplicate gold by the IFPI Germany and earned the band several internationally acclaimed prizes such as a Bambi, two ECHO Awards and a World Music Award.
Riding a wave of publicity and hype, the group followed their debut by quickly releasing "Rivers of Joy," a top 10-hit, and "There Must Be an Angel," a cover version of the 1985 hit by British pop duo Eurythmics that continued the group's remarkable sales by topping the charts once again in Austria, Brazil, and Germany. The last release from Elle'ments was a double A-side of album cut "When the Angels Sing" and "Atlantis," a duet with the song's original performer Donovan which was re-recorded to become the theme song of Walt Disney's animated feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Following this and two short engagements as the main opening act for the German leg of both DJ Bobo and Westlife's concert tours, the band announced their Rivers of Joy Tour with thirty dates which began on October 19, 2001 and ended on December 10 2001. Nearly all of the shows of tour, among opened by the A*Teens, were reportedly sold out.
In the course of a special concert at the Berlin Tränenpalast in October 2002, the No Angels soon followed with a DVD and CD entitled When the Angels Swing featuring their biggest hits and selected songs from their first two albums, done in the style of classic swing music. They also re-released Now ... Us! in a 'Special Winter Edition, including the band's next single "All Cried out", a cover by singer Alison Moyet. The song was released in two versions, one pop and one classical, and spawned two music videos to promote both the re-release and When the Angels Swing.
Soon after the girls experienced a bit of turbulence when Jessica Wahls announced she was taking a break from the band to give birth to her first child. Although the girls agreed on Jessica's return the following year and Wahls was positive of a re-join after her daughter's birth in March 2003, the No Angels' management eventually decided on her departure since the group had successfully went on as a quartet. While the singer accepted a record deal as solo artist, the band later noted Jessica's pregnancy "as the beginning of the end of the No Angels."
Further planned single releases off the album never materialised. On September 5, 2003 — after three years of touring and promotion, — the quartet announced that they would not come together for a new No Angels project in 2004 and instead were preparing their official disbandment towards the end of the year. While the media began a never-ending speculation about the pro and contra of a "creative pause," the girls and their management arranged the cancellation of all dates of their scheduled 2004 Pure Acoustic Tour. Even so, the band agreed on releasing a final album, The Best of No Angels, in December of the same year. Apart from a collection of all of the radio-ready singles the girls had released between the years of 2001-2003, the album also contained a reworked version of one of the debut album tracks, "Reason;" it was released as the band's last single before their split in November 2003 and became another top 10 success for the group.
After a farewell concert in the Munich Olympiahalle on November 28, several TV appearances, and a more private unplugged performance in the Munich P1 club on December 12, 2003 the No Angels each went their separate ways, concentrating on their individual solo careers in music, theatre, television and film...
Although acclaimed and distinguished by the media, the reunion widely failed to link previous successes. The band's first commercial release in years, Destiny, received a lukewarm reception from music critics, and debuted at number 4 in Germany, number 14 in Austria and number 22 in Switzerland, making it the band's first regular studio album release not to reach the top position on the German Media Control Charts and the top 10 in Austria and Switzerland respectively. It eventually sold 30,000 copies domestically during its run on the charts, also making it the No Angels' lowest selling album to date. While the album's lead single "Goodbye to Yesterday" still made it to the top 5, follow-up "Maybe" and double A-single "Amaze Me"/"Teardrops" became the No Angels' lowest-charting singles to date, never making it to the top 20 of any chart. In March 2008, the album was re-released under the title Destiny Reloaded, including previsouly unreleased songs, remixes and b-sides.
With Germany being one the biggest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union, the No Angels were allowed to skip the contest's semi-finals and automatically qualified for competition with 24 other countries in the finals of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. Thus, on Saturday, May 24, 2008, the band started at number four during the show, following Albania's entry Olta Boka with her ballad "Zemrën E Lamë Peng" and preceding Armenia's Sirusho with "Qele Qele." Having previously decided to rework parts of their show for the final, the performance saw changes in stage clothes, choreography and the LED projections. An estimated 100 million fans watched the final contest, and viewers from all 43 participating nations voted for their favourite performers via text message and telephone. The No Angels eventually ranked 23rd place out of the 25 countries that participated with a total of 14 points – taking 12 points from Bulgaria, band member Lucy Diakovska's native country, and 2 points from Switzerland only. Only the United Kingdom and Poland placed below the four-member female band.
Having managed themselves since their reformation, the band recently signed a deal with their new managers Khalid Schröder's Kool Management. As reported, the group is currently writing and compiling songs for their fifth studio album, which will involve production by Rick Nowels as well as Evan "Kidd" Bogart and his Writing Camp and is currently expected for a spring 2009 release. In addition, a new concert tour is in the planning stages.