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

BBMak
BBMAK, 2002. L-R: Christian Burns, Mark Barry and Stephen McNally
BBMAK, 2002. L-R: Christian Burns, Mark Barry and Stephen McNally
Background information
OriginLiverpool, England
GenresPop, pop rock
Years active1996–2003
2018–present
LabelsTelstar
Hollywood
MembersMark Barry
Christian Burns
Stephen McNally

CareerEdit

Sooner or LaterEdit

The group's debut single "Back Here" was initially released in 1999 and reached the Top 40 in the United Kingdom. BBMak's debut album, Sooner or Later, was released in 2000 and sold over one million copies. "Back Here" was re-released 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 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 appearancesEdit

In July 2001, the group's track "Miss You More" featured on the soundtrack to The Princess Diaries. In October of that year, 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 group's song "Don't Look Down" was also featured on the soundtrack. The band covered the song "Always Know Where You Are" by John Rzeznick of Goo Goo Dolls for 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.

Into Your HeadEdit

In August 2002, BBMak released their second album titled Into Your Head. The album reached No. 25 on the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "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, the single "Staring Into Space" was released in select countries.

PowerstationEdit

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 was going on a worldwide tour and working on a new album. After numerous delays, the first single from the album, "Bullet Train" was released May 3 2019 and the album Powerstation was released on October 11 2019.[3][4][5]

MembersEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
UK
[7]
US
[8]
Sooner or Later 16 38
Into Your Head
  • Release date: 27 August 2002 (US),
    18 November 2002 (UK)
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD
25
Powerstation
  • Release date: 11 October 2019
  • Label: Triple Jet Music/Topanga Creek
  • Formats: CD, digital distribution
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10]
AUS
[11]
CAN
[12]
IRE
[13]
NZ
[14]
US
[15]
US AC
[16]
US Adult
[17]
US Pop
[18]
"Back Here" 1999 37 Sooner or Later
2000 47 11 18 13 1 12 8
2001 5 27
"Still on Your Side" 8 30 54 40 14
"Ghost of You and Me" 110 8 28
"Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)" 2002 36 22 19 56 25 23 20 Into Your Head
"Staring Into Space" 2003
"Back Here (Acoustic)" [19] 2018 Non-album single
"Out of My Heart (Acoustic)" [20]
"Bullet Train" 2019 Powerstation
"So Far Away"
"Uncivil War"
"Wolves"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videosEdit

  • "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/videosEdit

  • 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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Christian Burns". Facebook.com. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. ^ "BBMAK". Facebook.com. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  3. ^ "The 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.
  4. ^ Graff, Gary (28 May 2019). "BBMak Unveils Reunion Album Title, Track List: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  5. ^ "BBMAK Reveal New Album Artwork and Full Track Listing". BroadwayWorld. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. ^ "BBMak | Encyclopedia.com". Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK: Darren B - David Byrne". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  8. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "BBMak Full Official Chart History". Official Charts. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  11. ^ "BBMak in Australia Charts". australian-charts. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  12. ^ "allmusic ((( BBMak > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  13. ^ "irishcharts.com - Discography BBMak". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  14. ^ "charts.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.nz. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  15. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  16. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  17. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  18. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  19. ^ "Back Here (Acoustic) - Single". Apple Music. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Out of My Heart (Acoustic) - Single". Apple Music. Retrieved 9 November 2018.

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