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Steps have topped the UK Albums Chart with their ‘Platinum Assortment’ best hits launch.
The fab 5 debuted atop the countdown having shifted probably the most bodily items and digital downloads, following a three-way battle with Madonna and Aitch.
In doing so, they develop into the primary British mixed-gender group to have a No. 1 album throughout 4 a long time, following ‘Steptacular’ (1999), ‘Gold: Best Hits’ (2001) and ‘The Final Assortment’ (2011).
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Elsewhere within the charts, Mancunian rapper Aitch is available in second, having secured probably the most streams this week, whereas Queen of Pop Madonna’s ‘Lastly Sufficient Love: 50 Quantity Ones’ is available in at three.
Talking in an unique cowl characteristic within the September 2022 concern of Retro Pop, Steps look again on their pop legacy and reveal the importance of their newest milestone.
Ian ‘H’ Watkins says: “After we launched our first single, everyone laughed at us. The entire cool cats laughed at us. The document firm big-wigs wished us to go away after which with each single they laughed louder, they laughed tougher.
“After which 25 years later, none of these cool cats are round, all these music execs have in all probability been ditched, and we’re nonetheless right here.”
And on the subject of the following chapter in Steps’ legacy, Claire maintains the band resides within the second with their ongoing summer season tour – however insists there’s extra to come back.
“I believe we’ve come to understand since we received again collectively in 2011 that it’s good for us to have little gaps right here and there,” she says. “It additionally reminds folks of the entire nostalgia of Steps as properly, which is a large a part of what we’re. So, we don’t need to hold ramming ourselves down folks’s throats.
“As soon as we’re performed with all of the summer season exhibits to finish this little chapter, we’ll begin desirous about the following one…”
Learn the total interview within the September 2022 version of Retro Pop, out now. Order yours or subscribe by way of our Online Store or use our Store Finder to find your nearest stockist.
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