BBMak

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BBMak
BBMak.jpg
BBMAK, 2002. L-R: Christian Burns, Mark Barry and Stephen McNally
Background information
OriginLiverpool, England
GenresPop, pop rock
Years active1997–2003, 2018–present
LabelsTelstar
Hollywood
MembersMark Barry
Christian Burns
Stephen McNally

BBMak are an English pop group consisting of Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally. Together they sold three million albums and had hit singles worldwide between 1999 and 2003 when they disbanded. The band guest starred on ABC's All My Children in 2000 and Disney's Even Stevens in 2001. They also featured on many movie soundtracks.

Career[edit]

Sooner or Later[edit]

In 1999, when the group's debut single "Back Here" was released, it made it into the Top 40 in the United Kingdom. BBMak's debut album, Sooner or Later, was released in 2000 and sold over one million copies, giving the re-release of "Back Here" more publicity and the single eventually climbed to No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and No. 1 for 11 weeks on the US adult contemporary chart. The UK single included the group's rendition of the Extreme song "More Than Words", showcasing the band's rich harmony skills.

The band's next single, "Still on Your Side", reached No. 8 in the UK and No. 54 in the US. BBMak closed that year with a sold out 26 date US concert tour and a live performance on MTV's Times Square New Year's Eve special. In 2001, BBMak released a DVD called Sooner or Later: Our First Year in America and their third single, "Ghost of You and Me", peaked at No. 8 on the US adult contemporary chart.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

In July 2001, BBMak had the track "Miss You More" featured on the soundtrack to The Princess Diaries. Later that year in October, Christian Burns' vocals were featured along with those of 'N Sync's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, Mandy Moore and True Vibe on the single "On the Line" for the film of the same name. The song "Don't Look Down" was also featured on the On the Line soundtrack. The "Out of Reach" track from the album Into Your Head appeared in a season 2 episode of the hit TV series Lizzie McGuire. The band contributed a song titled "Always Know Where You Are" to Disney's Treasure Planet soundtrack in 2002. BBMak also covered the song "Do You Believe in Magic" for Disney's Peter Pan sequel, Return to Never Land, which also had great success in North America.

Into Your Head[edit]

In August 2002, BBMak released their second album titled Into Your Head, which reintroduced the group with more emphasis on harmonies. The album reached No. 25 on the Billboard 200. The first single from it, "Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)," peaked at No. 56 on the Hot 100 chart and No. 25 on the adult contemporary chart. In 2003, their next single "Staring Into Space" was released in select countries.

Reunion 2018[edit]

On March 29, 2018, Christian Burns confirmed that the band had reunited.[1] On April 1, 2018, the group uploaded a video to Facebook of a performance of their first single, "Back Here".[2] Mark Barry also confirmed that the band is going out on a worldwide tour and is getting back in the studio later this year to work on a new pop rock album. On December 17, 2018, the band announced that their next album would be released on April 26, 2019, and that their first single would be released on February. A tour that same year would follow.[3] The album's release date was then pushed back to August 2019, with their first single for the album, "Bullet Train", initially slated for release on April 26[4] before being postponed to May 3.[5]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[6]
US
[7]
Sooner or Later 16 38
Into Your Head
  • Release date: 27 August 2002
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD
25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[6]
AUS
[9]
CAN
[10]
IRE
[11]
NZ
[12]
US
[13]
US AC
[14]
US Adult
[15]
US Pop
[16]
"Back Here" 1999 5 47 27 18 13 1 12 8 Sooner or Later
"Still on Your Side" 2001 8 30 54 40 14
"Ghost of You and Me" 110 8 28
"Love Is Leaving"
"If I Could Fly" Non-album single
"Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)" 2002 36 22 19 56 25 23 20 Into Your Head
"Staring Into Space" 2003
"Bullet Train" 2019 TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

  • "Back Here" (UK & US version) — directed by Dani Jacobs
  • "Still on Your Side" (UK version) — directed by Dani Jacobs
  • "Ghost of You and Me" — directed by Nigel Dick
  • "Out of My Heart" — directed by Katie Bell
  • "Staring into Space" — directed by Katie Bell
  • "Baby Got Back [Here]" — directed by Katie Bell

DVDs/videos[edit]

  • 2001 - Music in High Places: Live In Vietnam (DVD/VHS)
  • 2001 - Sooner or Later: Our First Year in America (DVD/VHS)
  • 2002 - Out of My Heart (Into Your Head) (DVD)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian Burns". www.facebook.com.
  2. ^ "BBMAK". www.facebook.com.
  3. ^ "BBMAK Announce New Album and Debut Christmas Video". BroadwayWorld. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ "BBMAK Return After 16 Years with New Single, Album and US Tour". BroadwayWorld. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ "BThe wait is nearly over... the start of the next chapter begins for @bbmakofficial NEXT FRIDAY MAY 3rd with the release of our new single Bullet Train. #bbmak #newmusic #bullettrain". BroadwayWorld. 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: Darren B - David Byrne". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  7. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  8. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - September 20, 2010: BBMak certified albums". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 25 February 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  9. ^ "BBMak in Australia Charts". australian-charts. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  10. ^ "allmusic ((( BBMak > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  11. ^ "irishcharts.com - Discography BBMak". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  12. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  13. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  14. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  15. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  16. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.

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