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Music 10 G’s: Gavin Degraw to Get Busy

1. Gavin Degraw
He is such a talented guy who deserves more attention. He was just underrated. But if you hear his music, they were great. My favorite songs from him were the ballad “More than Anyone” and “Not Over You”.

2. Gorillaz
They were a British virtual band and can only be seen on music videos and performances in cartoon motion. Their first album was self-titled and it became multi-platinum.

3. Gangnam Style
It is a song by Korean star PSY. The song was a worldwide hit and became a dance craze. PSY also achieved the most viewed video on YouTube for reaching more than 2 billion.

4. Greatest Hits
This is a general album as many artists used that title being a compilation of their hits.

5. Girls Aloud
They were one of the most successful girl groups in United Kingdom. They had scored a bunch of top 10 hits there, and Cheryl Cole formerly a part of that group.

6. Green Day
They were a band who became first popular in 1990’s. They are able to achieve success again in mid-2000’s via the alb “American Idiot” which featured singles such as the title track, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends”.

7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Yeah, she is an actress but she is a singer too. Remember when she had gone to Glee? Before that, she was seen on the film “Duets” with Huey Lewis.

8. Gentleman
If there’s “Gangnam Style” on the list, I also included “Gentleman” by PSY. It is also a hit and gained loads of views. However, it didn’t match the success of “Gangnam Style”.

9. Genie in a Bottle
This was the song which made Christina Aguilera popular. It was from her self-titled debut album, which also featured big hits including “What a Girl Wants”.

10. Get Busy
This was the most popular song by dancehall artist Sean Paul. After this song, he achieved success with “Like Glue” and “Baby Boy”, a song by Beyonce.

Video from YouTube / GavinDeGrawVEVO

Girlbands With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: TLC / Danity Kane / Spice Girls / Girls Aloud

TLC
United States- TLC has been one of the biggest selling girl groups worldwide. Their album “CrazySexyCool” is the biggest selling album in America but never went number 1 there. Their only number 1 album in the US was “Fanmail”, which went multiplatinum too.
United Kingdom- The trio never had a number 1 album in United Kingdom. Despite that, they had platinum albums which went top 10 with “CrazySexyCool” has the highest peak at number 4.

Danity Kane
United States- Danity Kane is one of the top female groups in America who had hit albums there. In fact they scored 2 number 1 albums, something that successful girl groups haven’t achieved in Billboard Hot 100. Their number albums were “Danity Kane” (self titled album), and “Welcome to the Dollhouse”.
United Kingdom- The group failed to achieve album success in United Kingdom, without reported peak.

Spice Girls
United States- Spice Girls has been one of the biggest female group in America. Their debut album “Spice” went to number 1, and eventually the biggest selling album in America in 1997, the year it was released. Their second release “Spiceworld” failed to reach number 1 but peaked at third and RIAA certified 4x platinum.
United Kingdom- Spice Girls has been huge in their home country, United Kingdom. In fact, their success was considered to be like The Beatles’ success. The girls scored two number 1 albums with their first two albums. “Spice” and “Spiceworld”, which the former went 10x platinum and the latter with 5x platinum as reported by BPI.

Girls Aloud
United States- Girls Aloud never broke the American market which never gave them a number 1 album.
United Kingdom- Girls Aloud became one of the most successful girl groups in UK. They scored two number one albums, which were “Out of Control” (their last studio album) and “The Sound of the Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits”, their biggest seller.

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia

Video: YouTube / emimusic

European Pop Groups that Didn’t Break American Market

There are lots of European pop groups who became successful in their territory but received moderate response in America. Even Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, initially, they were popular in Europe and Asia but were still unknown in their homeland. After their success in other countries, they broke the American music stores with millions of albums sold and top ten hits.

 

Some European pop groups though, made it big in America as well. Consider the Spice Girls who change the pop landscape and popularity crossed to America. One Direction is also one of these groups that hit it big Stateside. But how about the other groups who attempted but failed? Who are these bands? Check below:

 

Westlife

These guys from Ireland are record breakers in UK for scoring 14 number 1 hits and more than 20 top 10 hits. They also sold millions in Asia. They tried to break American market with their debut but to no avail even though scoring 1 top 20 hit via “Swear it Again”. They attempted to crack American market again but didn’t push through. Still, they were one of the biggest selling boybands of all time.

 

Take That

Take That can be considered biggest selling British band in their own country. Despite their success, they remained one-hit wonder in the US. If not for “Back for Good”, they never got known in the US.

 

Boyzone

This Irish boyband came before Westlife and they became successful in Europe and Asia during their peak. Their biggest hit “No Matter What”, entered component charts of Billboard but never became a hit in official charts.

 

Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud became superstars in UK after several platinum albums and more than 20 top 10 hits. The girls focused in the UK and did not break the US market.

 

Sugababes

Sugababes used to have 3 members and when one of the member left, she was replaced. The group ended with no original member left. However, the group became huge in UK and Europe with numerous top 10 hits but performed moderately in the US with only one top 100 with “Hole in the Head”, which was almost at the bottom of the chart.

 

Steps

This five-piece male and female group scored multiple hits in UK and multi-platinum albums. They had an album that was sold in US but with modest reception.