Gnarles Barkley make history in charts
Posted on April 5, 2006 by Jamie Slaughter
Gnarls Barkley made music history this weekend when their debut single 'Crazy' topped the UK singles chart on download sales alone.
The single, taken from their upcoming album 'St. Elsewhere' set for release May 9th on Downtown/Atlantic is set to be one of the biggest hits of 2006.
Warner Bros UK, the group's UK label opted to make 'Crazy' available as a download three weeks ahead of its physical release due to phenomenal public demand following significant airplay. With consumers embracing a musical culture in which they can access digital files for portable media players immediately, this represents a progressive move that both satisfies consumer demand as wel as offering a legitimate alternative to illegal downloading. Consisting of former Goodie Mob member Cee-Lo and notorious Gorilliaz/'The Grey Album' producer Danger Mouse, Gnarls Barkley are undoubtedly 2006's hottest emerging artist.
The Los Angeles Times writes, "...Grammy-nominated producer Danger Mouse and soul dynamo Cee-Lo Green-are being eyeballed as one of the year's most intriguing new arrivals." They will make their US debut at Coachella on April 30th followed by a performance at this summer's Lollapalooza festival in August.