Westlife say Steps will be ‘next to split’
What will 2002 bring in Steps world? We’re not too sure yet. What we do know is that a new album will be with us, probably sooner rather than later. A new single might be with us late spring with a new album in the summer of 2002. I’ve also had news (not confirmed though, but from a previously reliable source) that Steps are set to be opening for S Club 7 in a sort of mini-US promotional tour in 2002 (a British pop invasion or something!) I’ll keep this news in mind and if anything gets confirmed I’ll bring it to you.
As every Sunday, the new UK Charts were announced today. Chain Reaction falls down to number 54 in the singles chart. Gold moves to number six in the albums chart. Despite the drop, Dotmusic now certifies the album at 3x Platinum showing shipments of over 900,000 copies! The video also hangs on at number two in the videos charts.
These stories have come in over the past week:
Firstly, I’ve had a lot of e-mails from people in Australia to remind everyone that the new album and video is out there on the 10 December and that everyone there should buy a copy! HMV Australia is selling the album.
Now, more about the Steps and Westlife feud.
From Smash Hits:
Who do you think will be the next band to split up.
Mark: Steps will be the next band to split up they’re closer to that stage in their career than us.
Nicky: And because I don’t think they’re churning out good music anymore. The songs they’re releasing aren’t as special as the stuff they did three or four years ago.
Shane: They’re very good at what they do, but they won’t be around forever.
More from The Mirror:
A nice pop feud is brewing between Westlife and Steps. Singer Nicky Byrne thinks his chart rivals are coming to the end of their shelf life and won’t be around for much longer.