When you have the problem of plenty and that too when Christmas is just around the corner it’s time for double celebration and right now you just could not ask for more.
Irish boy-band Westlife ’The Love Album’ is facing stiff competition from compatriots U2, whose album featuring songs from their 20 year long successful career is simply titled ’18 Singles’.
The lads from Manchester are not ’looking back in anger’ and they don’t need to as their ’Stop The Clocks’ featuring songs hand picked by the band is giving the afore-mentioned records a reason to think and then re-think their marketing strategy. Well I suggest, avoid battling the Christmas shoppers on the high street and purchase online.
As far as music industry insiders are to be believed after the initial spurt, sales of ’Love’ has cooled down but Westlife and U2 are beginning to generate some heat. In the onset of this month Westlife got their 14th UK #1 single with ’The Rose’ and it has given them bragging rights for being the most successful ’boy-band’ of 21st century.
But the ’experts’ feel that Oasis might sneak through to the #1 position but in the long run U2 and Westlife will be selling more records (never quite figured out how they manage it).