Famous as :Hip-hop duo
Birth Date :2003
Birth Place :USA
Claim to fame :Single "Crazy" (2006)
debuted on the first rank of U.K. Official Download Chart to then top the singles chart for nine consecutive weeks, equaling Queen's 1975 classic of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This initial attainment consequently built up the group's confidence to later optimistically launch their first album, “St. Elsewhere”, on April 24 the same year under Warner Music in U.K. followed by the U.S release in May through Atlantic/Downtown Records.
Backed up by the popularity of “Crazy”, “St. Elsewhere” really did not have much difficulty to amazingly go straight to the first spot on U.K. charts while first had to take number 20 on The Billboard 200 before gradually climbing to number 6 in its ninth week on the chart. The single itself gloriously encountered significant rise on The Billboard Hot 100, leaping 9 points from the 15th rank in the seventh week to later secure the second place by the following three weeks. In the meantime, it superbly soared to the top position of singles charts in foreign countries which included New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, Italy, and Swiss, thereby leading Gnarls Barkley to gain considerable popularity around the globe and so establishing the group to be one of the newcomers worth noted of in hip-hop scene for sure.
Their second album was worked on immediately to catch a September 2007 release. However, member Danger Mouse was too busy with his side project, Underground Animals, that the album will have to be delayed for a 2008 release.
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