BBMak

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BBMak
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BBMAK, 2002. L-R: Christian Burns, Mark Barry and Stephen McNally
Background information
Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Pop, pop rock
Years active 1997–2003, 2018–present
Labels Telstar
Hollywood
Members Mark 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 one of the episodes of the Lizzie McGuire hit TV series season 2. 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.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[3]
US
[4]
Sooner or Later 16 38
Into Your Head 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[3]
CAN
[6]
IRE
[7]
NZ
[8]
US
[9]
US AC
[10]
US Adult
[11]
US Pop
[12]
"Back Here" 1999 5 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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

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. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: Darren B - David Byrne". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  4. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( BBMak > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  7. ^ "irishcharts.com - Discography BBMak". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  8. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  9. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  10. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  11. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  12. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.

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