Bros

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This article is about the British boy band. For other uses, see Bros (disambiguation).
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 (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.

History[edit]

The group were one of the biggest bands in music UK history between 1987-1991. Bros first release was I OWE U NOTHING which peaked at number 88 on the UK SINGLE CHARTS the low chart postion was down to not much promotional work by the manager and record company. There second single WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS stormed the UK charts and hit the number 2 position selling over 300.000 copies the single was also a massive success in ireland and hit the Number one spot 1 postion on the IRMA charts selling over 100.00 copies. When will be famous was also a massive success all over europe this to include countries like Germany No 2, Denmark 3 Sweden No 7 and Australia.

Bros then went onto Release there follow up single DROP THE BOY this was another smash hit for the group storming the UK charts at Number 2, the single once again hit the Number 1 Spot in Ireland and was once again a smash hit all over europe and Australia.

Bros then realsed there debut album PUSH The album was massive succes selling over 400.000 copies in the first week of release in the UK alone and went 4× Platinum in the UK and 5 x platinum Ireland and also hitting the number one spot in many countries across europe and Austrlia .Due to the success of the sales of push bros decided to to a album signing at HMV oxford road the street had to be shut by police due to over 130.000 fans blocked the street.

The album was a massive success all over the world and world wide sales todate are estimated to be over 10 million copies sold. Bros push has also recently be reissued by Cherry pop records celebrating 16 years since the first issue was released. Cherry records have stated that the reissue of the album has been very successful. Bros also released several more tracks from the album this to include I OWE U NOTHING (RE,reissue storming the charts at number 1 UK and also the single was Number 1 in over 19 countries worldwide. Bros went onto release I QUIT, CATS AMONG THE PIGEONS SILENT NIGHT

Bros 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.

Craig Logan left the band in early 1989,due to several bouts of illness and the fact he could no longer take the pressure of stardom. There has been many rumors of Craig Logan suing the goss brothers this is untrue and it was the management company and record label he sued to obtain money he was owed. Matt and Luke continued touring as a duo but were deeply sadden that Craig had left the band.

Bros second album, The Time was released in 1989 and reached number 4 in the UK album charts selling over 300.000 copies they released track from the album this to include TOO MUCH, CHOCLATE BOX, MADLY IN LOVE , SISTER, The album had a more rock edge feel unlike PUSH which was pop. The Album did very well in europe , austrlia and canada. Due to the success of the Album bros did a one of concert known as bros into summer which sold out in minutes and was seen by over 70.000 fans at and was one of the first concerts to be shown on SKY pay per view an estimated 50.000 watched the show on Sky.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
GER
[6]
JPN
[7]
NDL
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
Push

[14]

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

[18]

4 34 34 11 90 42
Changing Faces

[19]

18 78
The Best Remixes

[20]

The Best Of Bros

[21]

I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of

[22]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[23]
AUS
[24]
AUT
[25]
BEL
[26]
FRA
[27]
GER
[28]
IRE
[29]
NED
[30]
NZ
[31]
NOR
[32]
SWE
[33]
SWI
[34]
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. ^ Bros planning to reform and tour | News | NME.COM
  2. ^ Yahoo news, 14 September 2010
  3. ^ "UK Official Charts Company Bros". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  4. ^ "Bros in Australian charts". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  5. ^ "Bros in der Österreichischen charts" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  6. ^ "Charts.de:Bros" (in German). Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  7. ^ "Oricon: Bros" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  8. ^ "GfK Dtch Charts:Bros (albums)". GfK Dutch Charts Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  9. ^ "charts.org.nz: Bros". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  10. ^ "norwegiancharts.com: Bros". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  11. ^ "Bros in Swedish charts" (in German). swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  12. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Bros" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  13. ^ "Billboard.com: Bros (albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2013-12-01. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Push Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "German Singles Accreditations". Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  17. ^ "Swiss Charts Edelmetall". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  18. ^ "The Time Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  19. ^ "Changing Faces Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  20. ^ "The Best Remixes Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  21. ^ "The Best Of Bros Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  22. ^ "I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  23. ^ "Bros UK Singles". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  24. ^ "Bros Australian Singles". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  25. ^ "Bros Austrian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  26. ^ "Bros Belgian Singles". Ultratop.be. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  27. ^ "Lescharts.com: Bros French Singles". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  28. ^ "Bros German Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  29. ^ "Bros Irish Singles". IRMA 2006 - 2008. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  30. ^ "Bros Ducth Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  31. ^ "Bros New Zealand Singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  32. ^ "Bros Norwegian Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  33. ^ "Bros Swedish Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  34. ^ "Bros Swiss Singles" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 

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