They were the biggest boyband (now manband) in British music history with no less than 27 top 40 singles, including 11 number ones, and 40 million records sold worldwide. Not that any of this counted for much in America, the country that spawned the boyband genre with New Kids On The Block, the group Take That themselves were modelled on. Only Back For Good (the most successful single recorded by any boyband ever) made the American top 10.
Just thought I'd point out that I have just retired after 20years as a Dental Nurse so I don't NEED to get a job ... I can now sit on my fat arse for as long as I wish .. you horrid person.
As Australia is part of the Commonwealth, it is perfectly reasonable to call Kylie British.
Although the reason she never made it in America is because Americans have better taste!
Most of these acts are uniquely British and so the US market would not understand the appeal, and they seem rather scared of "eccentrics" such as Slade, whereas we develop rather an affection for such acts.
Any country that rejects the likes of Ms Dynamite must be good
Maybe its true that some British singers/bands did not appeal to the USA but is that a bad thing?
There is a unique british sound and American people may not click with that.
Its not important to crack America.
Follow the true spirit of the music and don't intentionally fabricate it for cash.The music comes first.
It's interesting that the topic of artists who've failed/succeeded to conquer the United States is often mentioned, but not South America.
Queen are one of a very-select group of artists who managed to do so with their 1986 A Kind Of Magic tour.
sister seagull---firstly click on Kylie, and read exactly what M.S.N. said underneath her picture.
A case of read learn and inwardly digest then make the correct comment, if your lazy they said ok we know she`s not British but as an honorary Brit=just to show even a long standing Star cannot make it in the States
Liam did refuse to get on a plane to America when he claimed house hunting with Patsy Kensit was more important in 1996.
"We've got to be out by the weekend. I'm not going around touring the US when I've got nowhere to live. I've got to pack my gear and get a home sorted out. I can't go and look at houses while I'm in America trying to perform for silly **** yanks."
It's also fascinating That the jopurnalist seems to think Tinie Tempah and Adele who collectively together sold around 3 million albums in america and he considers this as "CRACKED AMERICA."
yet oasis have sold over 8 million albums in the U.S.
4 million alone in whats the story another million in be here now over 250,000 standing on the shoulders and all the other few.
THINK ABOUT IT MAN.
This journalist should stick to writing about s club 7 and the likes.
Liam Gallagher never refused to get on a plane for the U.S tour,He pulled out of MTV live because he claimed he had a sore throat then later admitted he didn't like singing acoustic sets.He missed one show of the U.S tour then sang in the remaining shows.
Jeez i'm not even an oasis fan and I knew this.
MSN You ****.... Since when has Kylie Minogue been British?
Very, very sloppy journalism
They're British and they took America by force xD<3
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