Back Here BBMak (Telestar, 1999, 2000)
BBMak consisted of Mark Barry (B), Christian Burns (B) and Stephen McNally (Mak). Back Here was their debut single off their debut album, Sooner or Later. Back Here was originally released in their native UK in 1999. It peaked at #37. In July 2000, the U.S. obviously had more love for it. They took it all the way up to #13. Not only that, but Back Here spent 24 weeks in the Top 40 of the Hot 100 chart! It also spent seven weeks atop the Adult Contemporary chart. With all that American love behind it, Back Here was re-released in the UK. The British were ready for it this time. It debuted at #5.
Subsequent singles were not able to increase the band’s visibility or bring them more love, so BBMak broke up in 2003. Each member has gone on to a solo career.