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Bros are a British band active in the late 1980s and early 1990s, consisting of twin brothers Matt Goss and Luke Goss, and Craig Logan. The band’s name comes from an abbreviation for the word ‘brothers’.

Formed in 1986, they were managed by former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins.

Bros’s first single, “I Owe You Nothing”, was initially released in 1987, and peaked at number 88 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Their second single, “When Will I Be Famous?”, became a breakthrough single for Bros, reaching the number 2 position on the UK Chart,[3] and the number 1 on Ireland’s IRMA chart.[4] The song also reached the top ten in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Australia and South Africa.

Bros followed up with single “Drop the Boy”, which also peaked on the UK charts at number 2 and at number 1 in Ireland.[3][4] They then released their debut album Push. The album went 4× Platinum in the UK British Phonographic Industry,[5] and 5x platinum in Ireland, also hitting the number one spot in 19 countries across Europe, and number 4 in Australia.[6] Bros released several more tracks from the album, including a reissue of “I Owe U Nothing”, which reached number 1 in the UK and several other countries. Push worldwide sales to date have sold over 10 million copies, Push was reissued in 2013 by Cherry Pop records to mark 25 years since the original release. release.[7]

Bros toured all over the UK with all concerts selling out extra dates were added due to the demand which meant Bros did 19 consecutive nights at Wembley alone, and to date Bros are still the youngest group in history to play at Wembley.{Ref Bros front publications)

Craig Logan left the band in early 1989, due to several bouts of illness and the fact he could no longer take the pressure of stardom. Logan also appeared on the BBC1 television programme Wogan discussing why he had left the band. Logan also took legal action against the management of Bros for royalties. Matt Goss and Luke Goss continued touring as a duo.

After a short break recovering from their Global Push tour, Bros went back to the recording studios and released their second album, The Time. It was released in 1989 and reached number 4 in the UK album charts selling over 300,000 copies in the UK alone. They released several tracks from the album, including “Too Much”, “Chocolate Box”, “Madly in Love”, and “Sister”. The Time was also smash hit album right across Europe, Asia and Australia.

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