Ultimate Kaos

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Ultimate Kaos
Origin London, England
Genres Pop, R&B
Years active 1992–1999
2005–present
Labels Sony Music (1992–1996)
MCA Records/Polydor (2005–present)
Members Ryan Elliott
1992–1996, 2005–
Jomo Baxter
1992–1996, 2005–
Nick Grant
1992–1996, 2005–
Jayde Delpratt
1992–1996, 2005–
Past members Haydon Eshun
1992–2005

Ultimate Kaos (stylized as Ultimate KAOS) are a British boyband from the 1990s, who were formed by Simon Cowell. Its original members comprised Jomo Baxter, Jayde Delpratt, Ryan Elliott, Nick Grant and the then 9 years old Haydon Eshun.

Career[edit]

In 1992, the band were originally known as Chaos, but their only single issued under this name was a cover version of the Michael Jackson song "Farewell My Summer Love". Before they released the single, they were Sinitta's backing dancers, as Sinitta at the time, was dating Cowell. Haydon Eshun had previously appeared on Michael Barrymore's TV programme showcasing British talent.

Ultimate Kaos found success early on with hits such as "Casanova" (a cover of Levert's 1987 hit) and "Some Girls", following their support to Take That on their 1994 UK tour. The Ultimate KAOS fanbase spread into Europe and brought them hits in Germany, Austria, Sweden, France and Belgium. At one point, during the height of their success, they were featured on BBC Television's Top of The Pops, when their average age, as a band, was fourteen. The group released their first album, Ultimate Kaos, in 1995 and it included the hits "Hoochie Booty" and "Show a Little Love". The group released their second album, The Kaos Theory in 1996. This included the hits "Casanova" (a cover version of LeVert's 1987 hit), "My Lover", and "Anything You Want (I've Got It)". They also appeared on the Childliners' record, "The Gift of Christmas".

After they split up in 1999, Eshun appeared on the television programme, Reborn in the USA, and also attempted to enter the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eshun released a solo album titled Justice in 2009 and is currently appearing in the West End stage musical Thriller – Live in London.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[2]
UK
R&B

[3]
NED
[4]
Ultimate Kaos
  • Released: April 1995
  • Label: Wildcard (#527 444-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS
51 14
The Kaos Theory
  • Released: June 1996
  • Label: Mercury (#538 177-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS
49
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[2]
UK
R&B

[5]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL
[8]
FRA
[9]
IRE
[10]
NED
[4]
SCO
[11]
SWE
[12]
1992 "Farewell My Summer Love" (as Chaos) 55 Non-album single
1994 "Some Girls" 9 3 22 17 Ultimate Kaos
1995 "Hoochie Booty" 17 6 13 29
"Show a Little Love" 23 4 23 31
"Right Here" 18 6 29
1997 "Casanova" 24 6 4 37 The Kaos Theory
1998 "Casanova" (re-release) 29 6 18 20 6 2 40 19
"My Lover" 28 40 10
1999 "Anything You Want (I've Got It)" 52 20 57 63
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haydon Eshun - Thriller Live - West End". Thriller Live - West End. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  2. ^ a b UK chart peaks:
  3. ^ UK R&B album peaks:
  4. ^ a b "Dutch chart peaks". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  5. ^ UK R&B singles peaks:
  6. ^ "Australian chart peaks". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Austrian chart peaks". austraiancharts.at. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Belgian (Flanders) chart peaks". ultratop.be. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "French chart peaks". lescharts.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Irish chart peaks". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Scottish singles peaks:
  12. ^ "Swedish chart peaks". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "French Certification". SNEP. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Australian accreditations 1998". ARIA. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 

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