Smash Hits goes all-Steps and Gold is number one!
Just to recap what I typed up on the main page yesterday: Gold sold 146,000 copies last week! Kylie at number two managed 80,000 so Steps easily outsold her! Let’s all hope these sales figures continue like this as Gold looks set to pass the sales figures of Buzz.
According to Worldpop, Steps are set to retain the number one position in this week’s albums chart:
US rapper Afroman looks set to hold on to the No 1 spot on the UK singles chart this week according to midweek sales figures. Afroman is currently outselling Kylie Minogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head by 2:1. Five are this week’s highest new entry on the chart with their farewell single, Closer To Me but elsewhere there is little change to the Top 10 which sees Mis-Teeq at No 4, City High at No 5 and Britney dropping to No 6 with I’m A Slave 4 U. Michael Jackson’s You Rock My World drops to No 8. Meanwhile on the album charts Steps retain the No 1 position with their Greatest Hits album, Gold. The band stopped traffic at Birmingham’s city centre this weekend with a PA at the city’s HMV store. Over 2,000 fans turned up to meet the band. Pulp’s new album We Love Life is a new entry at No 3 while Incubus have a new entry at No 4. David Gray’s White Ladder album moves back up to No 5.
I’ve seen the sales figures for the top 10 singles, it seems that Steps will be dropping outside the top 10 with Chain Reaction.
Remember to keep voting at the Smash Hits Awards 2001 – everyone can vote for Steps at http://www.pollwinnersparty.com so vote and vote again! :o)
As our message board members will have noticed the message board has been having issues recently – due to this we are taking action and will be installing a new board shortly – it is unknown at this moment if all posts and members will be lost or not – we are hoping that they won’t be.
From the official site:
The Steppers have talked about Gold album being at number 1 in the UK charts:
Thank-you SO much for making Gold the UK’s no.1 album! You don’t see that everyday and it means a great deal to us. We hope you’re all enjoying the album as much as we enjoy putting it together and performing the songs. This really is the icing on the cake.
Thank-you to everyone that has helped and supported us so far along the way – see you in Nov and Dec on the tour!
Lee, Lisa, H, Claire + Faye (a.k.a. – STEPS!)
How awesome would be to have a magazine full of Steps? Pretty ok, right? Well you can actually own a special Smash Hits magazine issue full (or almost full) of Steps! Details:
To celebrate our album hitting the top spot the mag, out right now, has issued a limited edition Smash Hits – STEPS Gold Special! It is packed from cover to cover (quite literally!) with STEPS pictures and gossip. We talk to the magazine about our career so far and the new album in a triple page interview. It also comes with a free pop star twister game which will be great fun when you have your friends over and you’re boogying away to the album! You get all this and more for only £1.90, so get down to the newsagents today and keep an eye open for a mag wrapped in STEPS Gold packaging!
WOoOooo!!!! Limited Edition people, so go get it now!!!
Ok the following might come v handy too, while you’re out buying the Smash Hits mag, why not look for Steps 2002 Calendar? Uh-huh… *sighs* too much Steps for a day :D. Details:
To coincide with the rest of the STEPS Gold bits ‘n’ bobs you can also get the calendar complete with brand new poster sized pictures of us that haven’t been seen before. We’re very happy with the end result and are going to make the bold claim that it’s our best yet! Take a look and let us know what you think, it costs £5.99 and can be bought from card shops, stationary shops and music stores!
Now, secrets on the Gold DVD and what you all might know by now about “Words Are Not Enough being on The Box.
If you saw TOTP on Friday then you’d have caught a preview performance of the song. The video is now on the satellite music channels including MTV, Kiss and of course The Box. So, if you want to catch a glimpse of the special effects and cartoon-packed new video (one of our most expensive to date!) get requesting on The Box selection No.808!
Our website has been overloaded with e-mails from people trying to find the hidden extras that can only be found on the DVD. Well, for now we’re gonna make you work for them! Just watch very carefully while viewing certain videos. We may post up exactly how to get them at a later date, but right now we don’t want to spoil the fun!