This week in 1997

Bray People - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1 I Be­lieve I Can Fly R Kelly 2 Old Be­fore I Die Rob­bie Wil­liams 3 Star­ing At The Sun U2 4 Bel­lis­sima DJ Quick­sil­ver 5 Around The World Daft Punk 6 Don’t Leave Me Black­street 7 You Might Need Some­body Shola Ama 8 You Showed Me Light­ning Seeds 9 Ready Or Not Course 10 Rev­er­ence Faith­less

‘I used to think that I could not go on, and life was noth­ing but an aw­ful song’


47-year-old Robert Sylvester Kelly (pic­tured), the most suc­cess­ful R&B artist of the nineties, has sold over 100 mil­lion al­bums world­wide. ‘I Be­lieve I Can Fly’ re­mains his most suc­cess­ful song, nab­bing three Gram­mys out of five nom­i­na­tions in 1998. The track peaked at num­ber 2 in the US but hit No. 1 in many coun­tries, in­clud­ing Ire­land and the UK.

U2’s ‘Star­ing At The Sun’ was the sec­ond sin­gle from their ‘Pop’ al­bum (fol­low­ing the num­ber one hit ‘Dis­cotheque’). It reached num­ber 3 in the UK charts, 4 in Ire­land and 26 in the US, but was No. 1 in Canada where U2 have topped the charts 14 times to date.

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