Bros

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Bros
Bros Epic.JPG
Bros, 1988. L-R: Craig Logan, Matt Goss, and Luke Goss.
Background information
Origin Camberley, Surrey, England
Genres Teen pop, dance-pop
Years active 1986–1992
Labels CBS Records
Epic Records
Past members Matt Goss
Luke Goss
Craig Logan

Bros (/brɒs/ BROSS;[1] abbreviation of the word "brothers") was a British band active in the late 1980s and early 1990s, consisting of twin brothers Matt Goss and Luke Goss, and Craig Logan. Formed in 1986, they were managed by former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins.

The group have, based on BPI certifications, currently sold a minimum of 1.3 million albums in the UK alone.[2]

History[edit]

Their first single, "I Owe You Nothing", was released in 1987 on CBS Records and entered the UK charts at number 88, with promotional work being carried out to advertise the band.[citation needed] The second, "When Will I Be Famous?", became their breakthrough hit by reaching number two in the UK Top 40 chart.

Their first album, Push was released in 1988 and went 4× Platinum in the UK.[3]

The group achieved 11 top 40 singles and three top 20 albums in the United Kingdom, making them one of the biggest acts in British music between 1988 and 1991. They reached number one when "I Owe You Nothing" was reissued in 1988. They continued having hits throughout the late 1980s, including "Cat Among the Pigeons" and "Too Much", both of which made UK #2 during 1988 and 1989.

Logan left the band in early 1989, and the Goss brothers continued touring as a duo. A second album, The Time was released in 1989 followed by Changing Faces in 1991 before the band split in 1992.

Matt Goss began a solo career during the 1990s, enjoying chart success with his single "If You Were Here Tonight", and became an actor. Luke Goss moved to the US and became a film actor, starring in blockbuster hits such as Blade II and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Most recently he starred in the UK film Interview with a Hitman in 2012. Craig Logan entered into music management and songwriting.

Reformation[edit]

On 1 July 2008, BBC Radio 1 DJ Carl Sharrock announced that Bros singer Matt Goss had spoken to the other members of the band and in principle they had agreed to reform.[4] According to Matt Goss, he and the other band mates "are finally at a place" where they feel they could reunite. However, on 14 September 2010, Matt Goss stated that the band would not be reforming in the near future, saying that the moment had passed.[5]

Matt has released his fifth solo studio album, Life You Imagine. He is also still performing at his Las Vegas show at Caesar's Palace.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[6]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
GER
[9]
JPN
[10]
NDL
[11]
NZ
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
US
[16]
Push

[17]

2 4 14 6 49 32 1 6 29 3 171
The Time

[21]

4 34 34 11 90 42
Changing Faces

[22]

18 78
The Best Remixes

[23]

The Best Of Bros

[24]

I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of

[25]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[26]
AUS
[27]
AUT
[28]
BEL
[29]
FRA
[30]
GER
[31]
IRE
[32]
NED
[33]
NZ
[34]
NOR
[35]
SWE
[36]
SWI
[37]
1987 "When Will I Be Famous?" 2 10 9 4 7 4 1 5 43 2 20 2 Push
1988 "Drop The Boy" 2 9 17 34 9 1 23 8 2 5
"I Owe You Nothing" 1 6 4 7 13 2 5 5 9
"I Quit" 4 14 17 25 38 23 30 47
"Cat Among The Pigeons/Silent Night" 2 15 41 26 4 91 27
1989 "Too Much" 2 11 21 37 28 1 42 6 24 The Time
"Chocolate Box" 9 23 35 2 87 29
"Sister" 10 36 5
1990 "Madly In Love" 14 29 7
"Are You Mine" 12 27 6 30 Changing Faces
"Try" 27 39

Video albums[edit]

  • 1988 The Big Push Tour Live (VHS)
  • 1989 Push Over (VHS)
  • 2004 The Big Picture (DVD)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrowman, John (interviewer). Electric Circus (Television production). United Kingdom: BBC. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards.aspx
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Bros". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Bros in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  4. ^ Bros planning to reform and tour | News | NME.COM
  5. ^ Yahoo news, 14 September 2010
  6. ^ "UK Official Charts Company Bros". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  7. ^ "Bros in Australian charts". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  8. ^ "Bros in der Österreichischen charts" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  9. ^ "Charts.de:Bros" (in German). Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  10. ^ "Oricon: Bros" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  11. ^ "GfK Dtch Charts:Bros (albums)". GfK Dutch Charts Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  12. ^ "charts.org.nz: Bros". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  13. ^ "norwegiancharts.com: Bros". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  14. ^ "Bros in Swedish charts" (in German). swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  15. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Bros" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  16. ^ "Billboard.com: Bros (albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2013-12-01. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Push Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 19 November 2013. Note: User needs to enter "Bros" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  19. ^ "German Singles Accreditations". Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  20. ^ "Swiss Charts Edelmetall". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  21. ^ "The Time Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  22. ^ "Changing Faces Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  23. ^ "The Best Remixes Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  24. ^ "The Best Of Bros Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  25. ^ "I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  26. ^ "Bros UK Singles". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  27. ^ "Bros Australian Singles". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  28. ^ "Bros Austrian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  29. ^ "Bros Belgian Singles". Ultratop.be. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  30. ^ "Lescharts.com: Bros French Singles". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  31. ^ "Bros German Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  32. ^ "Bros Irish Singles". IRMA 2006 - 2008. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  33. ^ "Bros Ducth Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  34. ^ "Bros New Zealand Singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  35. ^ "Bros Norwegian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  36. ^ "Bros Swedish Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  37. ^ "Bros Swiss Singles" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 

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