Worlds Apart (band)

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Worlds Apart
Origin England
Genres Pop, dance, Europop
Years active 1992–2002, 2007–present
Members Steve Hart 1992-2002, 2007-present
Cal Cooper 1993-2002, 2007-present
Nathan Moore 1994-present,
Past members

Tim Fornara 1997-2001
Schelim Hannan1992-1997
Aaron Poole 1992-1994
Dan Bowyer 1992-1994
Marcus Patrick as Patric Osborne 1992-1993

Video Models : Matt Gray, Dan Bowyer, Anabel Evans.

Worlds Apart are a multi-national boy band of the 1990s, with a changing line-up that variously included Marcus Patrick (billed as 'Patric Osborne') in the original (five-piece) group and, from 1994, Brother Beyond's Nathan Moore. After scoring a few hits in the United Kingdom, the band re-emerged as a four-piece and became chart stars in France. Currently a trio, Steve Hart is its only original and continuous member.

History[edit]

Worlds Apart released their first album in the U.K. and after a number of concert tours and regular television appearances, the band became hugely popular in Europe, where they signed a record deal with EMI.

Steve Hart became lead singer and songwriter for the band. After winning Best Newcomers at the prestigious Bravo Supershow, Worlds Apart quickly became the biggest boyband in Germany and were regularly supported by the Backstreet Boys and NSync. Worlds Aparts success continued all through Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia. Due to their massive success, Worlds Apart represented France in the World Music Awards and also broke merchandise records in every concert hall in the country in the biggest ever French tour. With number one singles and albums under their belt the band sold well over 10 million records.

Worlds Apart's single "Baby Come Back" became the Nº. 1 airplay hit in Germany and Russia. The song was used as the theme on Brazils biggest TV soap. The band undertook two tours of the Far East, covering Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

In Germany the band was featured on national phone cards and their own brand of 'Capri-Sonne' orange juice was on sale in supermarkets. In France the band featured in the movie Les Visiteurs 2, and they released songs in Spanish, French, German and even Polish. Worlds Apart's success led to them filming 26 music videos and 7 long-form video releases and the sale of 138 different types of commercially released Worlds-Apart products including such varied items as swimwear, sunglasses, bubblegum, lamps, bedlinen, footwear, motorbikes, cameras, luggage, watches, jewellery, etc. Worlds Apart photo machines and sticker machines were even positioned at airports and train stations. The biggest European candy manufacturer HARIBO produced jellied sweets in the shape of the band's members' heads.

In February 2017 new band member Peter Salter was announced during an interview on More Radio, Worthing, after appearing on tour with them several times in the year.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album UK
FR
[1]
BE
[2]
DE
[3]
AT
[4]
CH
[5]
Sales
1994 Together 88 46 - 84 - -
1996 Everybody - 1 15 26 18 11 France: Diamond (1,500,000)
[6]
1997 Don't Change - 3 21 45 47 18 France: Platinum (300,000)
[7]
2000 Here and Now - 22 - - - -
2007 Platinum - - - - -

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[8]
IR NE
[9]
BE
(VL)

[10]
BE
(WA)

[11]
FR
[12]
DE
[13]
AT
[14]
CH
[15]
SW
[16]
1993 "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" (UK Only) 29 Together
"Wonderful World" (UK Only) 51
"Everlasting Love" (UK Only) 20 23
1994 "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" (UK Only) 15
"Beggin' to Be Written" (UK/GER) 29
"Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" (GER/JAP) 56
"Everlasting Love" (GER Only) 40
1995 "Baby Come Back" 3 18 27 5 Everybody
"When It's Christmas Time" (GER Only) 38 14 single only
1996 "Love Message" 4 12 12 Everybody
"Everybody" 8 22 21 17
"Je te donne" 35 3 3 22 16 16 16
"Just Say I Said Hello" 20 63 35
"Everlasting Love" (Continental Europe Only) 33 29 4
"Together"
"I Was Born to Love You" 71 Queen Dance Traxx I
1997 "You Said (Remix '97)" 18 20 single only
"Rise Like the Sun" (GER Only) Don't Change
"Quand je rêve de toi / I'm Dreaming of You" 9 11 3
"She Loves You (Sie Liebt Dich)" 75
"Don't Change" 20 23 16
"Back to Where We Started" 92 3 51 78
"Je serai là" 22 14 singles only
1998 "Close Your Eyes" 49 26 34
2000 "I Will" 5 37 Here And Now
"Language of Love" 75
2007 "On écrit sur les murs" Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

French singles[edit]

[clarification needed]

  • "Everybody" - Silver (125,000)
  • "Baby Come Back" - Gold (500,000)
  • "Je te donne" - Platinum (750,000)
  • "Don't Change" - Silver
  • "Quand je rêve de toi" - Gold
  • "Everlasting Love" - Gold
  • "Je serai là" - Silver
  • "On écrit sur les murs" - Platinum (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung (2006-03-22). "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Charts-Surfer". Charts-surfer.de. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  6. ^ "French Triple Platinum Album-Certifications 1997". Disque en France.com. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  7. ^ "French Platinum Album-Certifications 1997". Disque en France.com. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  8. ^ "Worlds Apart - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Worlds Apart - Dutch chart". dutchcharts.nl. 1 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Worlds Apart - Flemish Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Worlds Apart - Walloon Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Worlds Apart - French Chart". lescharts.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Worlds Apart - German Chart". officialcharts.de. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Worlds Apart - Austrian chart". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Worlds Apart - Swiss chart". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Worlds Apart - Swedish chart". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

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