Background information
Origin England
Genres Pop, pop rock
Years active 1997–2003
Labels Telstar (2000)
Hollywood (2001-2003)
Past members
Mark Barry
Christian Burns
Stephen McNally

BBMak (Barry, Burns, McNally) were an English pop group consisting of Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally. Together they sold nearly three million albums and spawned two Top 10 and Top 40 singles worldwide between 1999 when the group was formed and 2003 when they eventually disbanded. The band also guest starred on Disney's television show, Even Stevens in 2001.



Sooner or Later

In 1999, when the group's debut single "Back Here" was released, it barely made it into the Top 40 in the United Kingdom. BBMak's debut album, Sooner or Later, was released in 2000 and sold over one million copies, giving the re-release of "Back Here" to gain more publicity and the single eventually climbed to #5 on the UK Singles Chart, #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. The band's next single, "Still On Your Side," reached #8 in the UK and #54 in the US. BBMak closed that year with sold out concerts and a live performance on MTV in Times Square on New Year's Eve. In 2001 BBMak released a DVD called Sooner Or Later: Our First Year in America and their third single "Ghost of You and Me" peaked at #8 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart.

Soundtrack appearances

In July 2001, BBMak had the track "Miss You More" featured on the soundtrack to The Princess Diaries. Later that year in October, Christian Burns' vocals were featured along with those of 'N Sync's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, Mandy Moore and True Vibe on the single "On The Line" for the film of the same name. The song "Don't Look Down" was also featured on the soundtrack to On The Line. The "Out of Reach" track from the album Into Your Head appeared in one of the episodes of the Lizzie McGuire hit TV series season 2. The band contributed a song titled "Always Know Where You Are" to Disney's "Treasure Planet" soundtrack in 2002. Also, BBMak covered the song "Do You Believe in Magic" for Disney's Peter Pan Sequel, Return to Neverland.

Into Your Head

In August 2002, BBMak released their second album titled Into Your Head, which reintroduced the group with a "nu-breed" sound with more emphasis on harmonies. The album reached #25 on the Billboard 200. The first single from it, "Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)," peaked at #56 on the Hot 100 chart and #25 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In 2003, their next single "Staring Into Space" was released in select countries.

Solo careers

BBMak broke up in 2003, after having released two full-length studio albums with a total of six singles as well as three live DVDs, reaching close to three million records sold. Afterwards, Barry, Burns and McNally all went on to pursue solo careers. After resting for a short while, McNally began to write songs about his experiences, passions and where he is in life now, while Burns formed a new band called Inhaler, now renamed to The Bleach Works. Burns has worked with DJ Tiësto and he released the single "In the Dark" featuring Burns.

On 15 September 2007, McNally auditioned on the fourth season of The X Factor. He was successful in making it through to the next round, "Boot Camp". He later joined the band 10 Reasons to Live, as lead singer and occasional guitar player.

Barry is writing with his new band, Fresno, and recording demos and writing songs as a solo artist. He currently works as a personal trainer in Bolton, Lancashire.[1]



Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart
(sales threshold)
Sooner or Later 16 38
Into Your Head 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Adult
US Pop
2000 "Back Here" 5 27 18 13 1 12 8 Sooner or Later
2001 "Still On Your Side" 8 30 54 40 14
"Ghost of You and Me" 8 28
"Love Is Leaving"
2002 "Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)" 36 22 19 56 25 23 20 Into Your Head
2003 "Staring Into Space"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos


  • 2001 - Music in High Places: Live In Vietnam (DVD/VHS)
  • 2001 - Sooner Or Later: Our First Year in America (DVD/VHS)
  • 2002 - Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head) (DVD)


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  2. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: Darren B - David Byrne". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - September 20, 2010: BBMak certified albums". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( BBMak > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  6. ^ " - Discography BBMak". Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ " - New Zealand charts portal". Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "BBMak Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 

External links

  • BBMak (Official website)

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