Nally) were an English pop
group consisting of Mark Barry
, Christian Burns
and Stephen McNally
. Together they sold nearly three million albums
and spawned six Top 10
and Top 40 singles
worldwide between 1999 when the group was formed and 2003 when they eventually disbanded. The band also guest starred on Disney
's television show
, Even Stevens
Sooner or Later
In 1999, when the group's debut single "Back Here
" was released, it barely 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" to gain more publicity and the single eventually climbed to #5 on the UK Singles Chart
, #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart
and #1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart
. The band's next single, "Still On Your Side," reached #8 in the UK and #54 in the US. BBMak closed that year with sold out concerts
and a live performance on MTV
in Times Square
on New Year's Eve
. 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 #8 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart.
In July 2001, BBMak had the track "Miss You More" featured on the soundtrack
to The Princess Diaries
. Later that year in October, BBMak member 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 BBMak song "Don't Look Down" was also featured on the soundtrack to On The Line
. 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.
Into Your Head
In August 2002, BBMak released their second album titled Into Your Head
, which reintroduced the group with a "nu-breed" sound with more emphasis on harmonies
. The album reached #25 on the Billboard 200
. The first single from it, "Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)," peaked at #56 on the Hot 100 chart and #25 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In 2003, their next single "Staring Into Space" was released in select countries and barely charted.
After Into Your Head
failed to sell as well as expected, BBMak broke up in 2003, after having released two full-length studio albums with a total of six singles as well as three live DVDs, reaching close to three million records sold. Afterwards, Barry, Burns and McNally all went on to pursue solo
careers. After resting for a short while, McNally began to write songs about his experiences, passions and where he is in life now, while Burns formed a new band called Inhaler.
On 15 September 2007, McNally auditioned on the 4th season of The X Factor. He was successful in making it through to the next round, 'Boot Camp'.
- 1999 - "Back Here" #37
- 2000 - "Back Here" (Re-Release) #5 UK, #13 U.S., #18 NZ, #1 U.S. (Adult Contemporary)
- 2001 - "Still On Your Side" #8 UK, #54 U.S.
- 2001 - "Ghost of You and Me" #8 U.S. (Adult Contemporary)
- 2001 - "Love Is Leaving" (Asia Release)
- 2002 - "Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)" #19 NZ, #36 UK, #56 U.S., #25 U.S. (Adult Contemporary)
- 2003 - "Staring Into Space"
- 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)