No Mercy (pop band)

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No Mercy
Origin Germany[1]
Genres Pop, Eurodance, dance-pop
Years active 1996–present
Labels Hansa Records,[2] Arista Records, Show No Mercy Entertainment
Members Marty Cintron
Ariel Hernández
Gabriel Hernández

No Mercy are a trio originally formed in Germany by producer Frank Farian.[2][1] The group consists of Marty Cintron (born on September 24, 1971 in Bronx, New York City), and twin brothers, Ariel and Gabriel Hernández (born June 3, 1971).

Career[edit]

1995–1997: No Mercy[edit]

In 1995 the group released their single "Missing" which was a remake of Everything but the Girl's 1994 hit. No Mercy released their debut album, My Promise on October 21, 1996.[3] which was the original title chosen by trio's German record company, Hansa, BMG.[2] The album was released in the U.S. only a week later under the self title No Mercy on October 29, 1996.[4] The album, however, was released in most areas of the world with its original title My Promise, including Australia where it received two times platinum.[5] My Promise which became a Top-5 album in countries like Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland,[6] produced two internationally popular singles, including "Where Do You Go" and "When I Die", the first being a cover of La Bouche's "Where Do You Go" from 1994. This was followed by the single "Please Don't Go", which entered the Top-5 in Austria and the U.K.[7][8] The trio released a re-worked version of the band Exile's number one song from 1978, "Kiss You All Over", which was a moderate success on the charts but still managed to enter the Top-20 in Austria, the Netherlands and the UK.[9][10][8]

1998–1999: More[edit]

No Mercy's second album, More, which was released in Germany on October 12, 1998,[11] included singles such as "Hello How Are You", "More than a Feeling" (originally recorded by Boston) and "Tu Amor" (originally by Jon B., and later covered also by RBD). Although, More wasn't as successful as its predecessor, it still managed to achieve success in the GSA region (Germany, Switzerland, Austria), peaking at No.7, No.9, No.9 receptively.[12]

2000–present: Singles and current status[edit]

In 2002, a single, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" Featuring Al Di Meola, was released to gauge support for No Mercy's third album. The record producer decided to instead rework the songs for solo artist Daniel Lopes' debut album, Shine On, in 2003. The band would guest feature in that album, on the track "Summer Angel".[citation needed]

In October 2007, No Mercy released their third album, Day By Day, under a new Australian-based independent record label, Show No Mercy Entertainment Pty Ltd, and via iTunes.

On December 16, 2011 No Mercy released the single "Shed My Skin" Featuring Stan Kolev via iTunes.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[13]
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
BEL (FLA)
[16]
CAN
[17]
NLD
[18]
NZ
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21]
US
[22]
My Promise 6 4 1 4 3 38 5 17
No Mercy
  • Release date: October 29, 1996 (North America)[28]
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
22 104
More
  • Release date: October 12, 1998[31]
  • Label: Hansa (BMG)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, LP
7 9 9
Day By Day
  • Release date: October 10, 2007
  • Label: Show No Mercy Records
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
Greatest Hits
  • Released: March 02, 2007[32]
  • Format: CD, Digital Download
  • Label: Farian (Sony Music)

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[13]
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
BEL (FLA)
[16]
FRA
[33]
IRE
[34]
NLD
[35]
NZ
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21]
US
[22]
"Missing" 1995 19 48 9 My Promise/
No Mercy
"Where Do You Go" 1996 3 2 5 32 4 1 7 27 4 2 5
"When I Die" 5 2 1 7 1 3 41
"Please Don't Go" 1997 11 35 5 13 19 6 46 15 4 21
"Kiss You All Over" 40 47 13 43 18 44 33 16 80
"Hello How Are You" 1998 24 12 14 More
"Tu Amor"
"More Than a Feeling" 1999 94
"Morena" 2000 68 Non-album singles
"Where Is the Love"
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
(featuring Ai Di Meola)
2002 65
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newsline: Spice Girls and Celine Dion. Billboard magazine. 1997-07-19. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b c BMG Beefs Up Berlin Presence. Billboard magazine. 1997-08-09. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.de: My Promise" (in German=1997-08-09). Amazon.de. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Allmusic: No Mercy". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  5. ^ "ARIA: ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1997 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at: No Mercy: My Promise". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at: No Mercy: Please Don't Go". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  8. ^ a b "Official Charts Company: No Mercy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at: No Mercy: Kiss You All Over". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  10. ^ "Media Markt Top 40: No Mercy: Kiss You All Over". Media Markt Top 40. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  11. ^ "Amazon.de: More" (in German=1997-08-09). Amazon.de. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at: No Mercy: More". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  13. ^ a b "Charts.de: No Mercy" (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  14. ^ a b "Discography No Mercy". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  15. ^ a b "Discographie No Mercy" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  16. ^ a b "Ultratop Vlaanderen: No Mercy" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  17. ^ Peak positions for Canada:
  18. ^ "Dutch Charts: No Mercy" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  19. ^ a b "charts.org.nz: No Mercy". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  20. ^ a b "Schweizer Hitparade: No Mercy" (in German). swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  21. ^ a b "Official Charts Company: No Mercy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  22. ^ a b "Allmusic: No Mercy (Awards)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  23. ^ "Amazon.de: My Promise" (in German=1997-08-09). Amazon.de. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  24. ^ a b c "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (No Mercy)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 1997 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  26. ^ a b c "Gold & Platin: Ergebnisse Ihrer Suche" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  27. ^ "Edellmetal: No Mercy". IFPI Switzerland. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  28. ^ "Allmusic: No Mercy". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  29. ^ "Music Canada: Gold Platinum Database (No Mercy)". Music Canada. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  30. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum: No Mercy". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  31. ^ "Amazon.de: More" (in German=1997-08-09). Amazon.de. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  32. ^ "Amazon.de: Greatest Hits" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  33. ^ "Lescharts.com: Discographie No Mercy" (in French). lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  34. ^ "The Irish Charts: Search the Charts". IRMA. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  35. ^ "Media Markt Top 40: No Mercy" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  36. ^ a b "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 1997 Singl es". ARIA. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  37. ^ "BPI Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 

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