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Groups With Number 1 Albums is US and UK: Black Eyed Peas / S Club 7 / Ace of Base / Steps / The Fugees

Black Eyed Peas
United States- Black Eyed Peas had 3 multiplatinum albums, along with another platinum album. But with those albums, they only had 1 to manage the top spot which is “The E.N.D.”. Nevertheless, “Monkey Business” has been their biggest seller.
United Kingdom- Black Eyed Peas never scored a number 1 album in United Kingdom. However, all of their 4 albums went platinum and multi-platinum. “Elephunk” was their most successful there.

S Club 7
United States- S Club 7’s success in United States is limited but scored 2 albums to chart.
United Kingdom- S Club 7 did well in United Kingdom where they scored 3 top 3 albums. One of these albums, which is “7”, went to number 1. It even went 4x platinum there, as reported by BPI.

Ace of Base
United States- Ace of Base became very successful in the US when they managed to release their album “The Sign”. It went 9x platinum after reaching number 1 in Billboard albums.
United Kingdom- Ace of Base had been successful in the country with “Happy Nation” album which reached number 1. The album was called “The Sign” in the US. They had subsequent releases but weren’t that successful.

Steps
United States- Steps never had a number 1 album but they had a top 80 album charted.
United Kingdom- Steps scored 3 consecutive top 5 albums in UK. All these¬† 3 went multi-platinums, with “Steptacular” as their number 1 album. “Step One”- their first album- went 5x platinum by BPI.

The Fugees
United States- The Fugees had short-lived career but at least they had achieved a milestone. Their album “The Score” went to number 1 and certified by RIAA with 6x platinum. Another album of ¬†them failed to chart.
United Kingdom- The Fugees failed to reach number 1 but at least reached number 2 with “The Score”. The album was 5x platinum certified. They had other album which charted at low position and was not widely released.

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / BlackEyedPeasVEVO

Top 20 Hits by a Group with Male and Female Members since 1990

Groups with male and female members palyed a big part in music industry since 1990s. To pay tribute to them, here are the top 20 hits from such groups.

20. S Club 7- Bring it All Back
Served as the debut hit from the group, this pop tune became a hit across Europe including their country UK, where it was number 1.

19. Aqua- Turn Back Time
The Danish pop group went serious this time after cartoonish songs and videos through this “Sliding Doors” film theme, which hit the top of UK.

18. Ace of Base- Beautiful Life
The Swedish quartet hit the charts with a bang with “Happy Nation”/”The Sign”, this song followed after their hits and eventually a hit in Europe, Asia and top 20 in US.

17. Black Eyed Peas- Just Can’t Get Enough
After the EDM hit carrier of their “The Beginning”LP, they returned to hip-hop and R&B through this track which hit the top 5 in major countries including in US and UK where it sat at the top 3.

16. City High- What Would You Do
This song became the only big hit from the hip-hop group when it peaked within the top 10 both in US and UK.

15. Vengaboys- We Like to Party
One of the successful ‘party’ songs during late 1990s, this song was a top 10 hit several countries while it settled in top 30 in US.

14. Black Eyed Peas- Shut Up
Following the success of “Where’s the Love?”, this song became a huge hit across Europe and Asia despite not settling a top 100 position in the US official chart.

13. S Club 7- Never Had a Dream Come True
Considered as the group’s signature hit after it became their first and also their last US top 10 song. It was a bigger hit in other territories, and of course, it gave the group another number 1 song in their country, UK.

12. Black Eyed Peas- Don’t Phunk With My Heart
They came back with “Monkey Business” album after their hot breakthrough “Elephunk”. This song supported the album as its carrier and crossed the top 10 globally.

11. Ace of Base- Don’t Turn Around
Still up during the height of success of “Happy Nation”/”The Sign” album, this became their third top 10 in US and other nations.

10. Aqua- Doctor Jones
This followed the cartoonish formula of “Barbie Girl”. It seemed effective when this song became their second chart-topper in many countries.

9. Black Eyed Peas- My Humps
This song was highly criticized with its sexual lyrics. Nevertheless, it became a top 5 success worldwide.

8. Black Eyed Peas- The Time (Dirty Bit)
With interpolation of “Dirty Dancing” hit single “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” in its chorus, the song became one of the biggest singles in 2011.

7. Ace of Base- All That She Wants
This song became the group’s first international hit after hitting the charts at number 1 and a top 2 position in the US. Its tune inspired Lady Gaga in some of her songs.

6. Black Eyed Peas- Where’s the Love?
This song became their breakthrough single as it brought the group to superstardom after it wasa number one hit internationally and a top ten track in US.

5. The Fugees- Killing Me Softly
This led the group’s successful album “The Score” as it was number globally when it was released.

4. Black Eyed Peas- Boom Boom Pow
This song officially became the group’s first number one hit in US, and it was 12-week runner! This hip-hop track also was huge globally.

3. Aqua- Barbie Girl
Despite negative review of the song, this eventually a huge number hit worldwide due to its catchy and cartoon appeal.

2. Ace of Base- The Sign
This pop song was the number one song for 1994 in the US and was again recognized when used for the hit film “Pitch Perfect”.

1. Black Eyed Peas- I Got a Feeling
Certainly the longest number one hit by a group in US with a long 14 weeks, it was also a big pop hit worldwide.

Pop Vocal Groups with Male and Female Members

If there are boybands and girlbands, there are groups which has male and female members. The list I made includes groups without instruments, either doing pop, R&B and hip-hop, as long as they were a vocal group.

ABBA- They were the most popular and the biggest selling in their genre. With two males and two females, their formula even extends until the present time and some pop groups even tried to be like them.

Ace of Base- Also from Sweden, they seemed to become the next ABBA (with two males and two females) but their first success was not sustained. They were known for their biggest hit “The Sign”.

The Fugees- This American hip-hop group became famous with their LP “The Score” as well as their version of “Killing Me Softly”. Consists of Wyclef Jean, Pras Michael and Lauryn Hill, all of them had solo successes.

Aqua- They came from Denmark, this group became popular through “Barbie Girl” and a huge debut album. The group had Lene (the only female member) and Rene as leads. They have two other male members.

Steps- With two male and three female members, their sound is somewhat similar to ABBA. Their song “One for Sorrow” sounds a duplicate of an ABBA song. Their success is limited though.

S Club 7- The group consisted of four ladies and three gents, their music which predominantly pop just like Steps as they were both from UK. They first became popular through a Disney TV show which was shown worldwide. Their biggest hit was the ballad “Never Had a Dream Come True”.

A-Teens- They became popular as a tribute group for ABBA, their first LP contains old hits from ABBA and was successful particularly in Europe.

City High- This group is a reminiscent of The Fugees which this group was completely formed by former Fugees member Wyclef Jean. The group scored two top 20 hits in US.

Black Eyed Peas- Originally a group without a lady, Black Eyed Peas had finally signed Fergie making them one of the biggest groups since 2000. They spanned four multi-platinum since then.