Steps Reunion - Netflix

Posted on Wed 15 May 2019 in netflix

Take That did it and The Spice Girls tried it. Now 90's sensation Steps are planning on breaking into the pop charts again. And Sky Living will be with them all the way. Originally formed in 1997, Steps sold over 15 million records worldwide before they disbanded four and a half years later. Now successful artists in their own right, this four-part series will document their journey, from their lives as individuals to whether there is any possibility that they might relaunch the band and make it in the ever-competitive music industry. But should the idea of a reunion be Better Best Forgotten, or will the unresolved issues from the past turn this into a Tragedy? All five original members of the band, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer, Ian 'H' Watkins and Lee Latchford-Evans, will be taking part in the series.

Steps Reunion - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-09-28

Steps Reunion - Steps (pop group) - Netflix

Steps are a British dance-pop group consisting of Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian “H” Watkins. Steps were formed in May 1997 by Tim Byrne, Barry Upton and Steve Crosby and released four studio albums, three compilation albums and seventeen singles. Their music has a 1990s dance-pop sound. Their name was based on a marketing premise: that each of their music videos were to be choreographed, and the dance steps were included in the sleeve with most of their singles. Steps achieved a series of charting singles between 1997 and 2001 including two number-one singles in the UK (one a double A-side), two number-one albums in the UK, 14 consecutive top 5 singles in the UK and a string of hits throughout Europe. The group has sold over 20 million records worldwide in addition to acquiring a BRIT Award nomination in 1999 for Best Newcomer while supporting Britney Spears on tour the same year. When Richards and Watkins departed, the group disbanded on 26 December 2001. Their penultimate single reached number five in the UK charts while their final album of greatest hits, Gold (2001), was the group's second number-one album in the UK. Steps reformed in May 2011 for a four-part documentary series on Sky Living titled Steps: Reunion. The series started airing on 28 September, following an announcement of a second Greatest Hits album, The Ultimate Collection, that was released on 10 October 2011. The album entered the charts at number 1, becoming the band's third UK number 1 album. Series 2 of Steps Reunion titled “Steps: On the Road Again” aired on Sky Living in April 2012; the series followed the band as they embarked on their sellout 22-date UK tour. On 24 September 2012, the group confirmed they would release their fourth studio album Light Up The World on 12 November 2012, alongside a six-date Christmas tour, starting from 30 November and ending on 5 December. The group reformed for a second time on 1 January 2017 in celebration of their 20th anniversary, and later announced their fifth studio album Tears on the Dancefloor, which was released in April 2017.

Steps Reunion - 1999–2000: Steptacular, International tour and Buzz - Netflix

In July 1999, Steps released the first single from an all-new album, “Love's Got a Hold on My Heart”. Once again they narrowly missed the number one spot following a last minute surge by Ricky Martin. After the single's release, Steps went to America to support Britney Spears on her 1999 ...Baby One More Time Tour. A remixed version of “One for Sorrow” was included in the film Drive Me Crazy and released as their debut American single. They were also successful in Europe and Australasia. Steps returned home to release their second album, Steptacular, which was accompanied by “After the Love Has Gone”. The album charted at number 1 and was eventually certified 4x Platinum, thus becoming their second UK million selling album. The group subsequently released an album in North America which was titled Step One and was an amalgamation of their first two albums. The group's next two singles “Say You'll Be Mine / Better the Devil You Know” and “Deeper Shade of Blue” (originally recorded by label mate Tina Cousins for her debut album) both continued their top five run. In February 2000, Disney Channel aired a concert special featuring Steps and another group, Youngstown, titled “Steps and Youngstown in Concert”. The concert itself promoted the group and the sales of the album. In July 2000, Steps released another double-A-side, consisting of the Steptacular track “When I Said Goodbye” and an entirely new song “Summer of Love”. The latter was a Latino-flavoured pop song, which later appeared on their third album. Steps were also awarded the BRIT Award for Best Selling Live Act of the year in 2000. In October 2000, “Stomp” became their second and final number one single. The third album Buzz followed shortly and whilst it was less successful than their first two albums, went on to achieve double platinum status and contains five UK Top 5 singles. The group worked with many American and Swedish producers who had created hits for other Jive artists such as Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and the Backstreet Boys. The following single “It's the Way You Make Me Feel” reached number 2 upon its January 2001 release. Steps promoted the Buzz album worldwide and did not return to the UK until May, when they released “Here and Now / You'll Be Sorry”.

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