The New Champions of Classical Music, The 5 Browns Continue to Rule The Billboard Classical Chart With Their RCA Red Seal Album No Boundaries
20 Consecutive Weeks At No. 1!
No Boundaries, the latest album from The 5 Browns, has now spent 20 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Traditional Classical chart, far outpacing the rest of the titles on the chart and confirming yet again the quintet's emergence as the new champions of classical music. In its 20th week at No. 1, No Boundaries was selling more than twice as many units as the No. 2 title.
No Boundaries entered the chart at No. 1 the week of its release (April 4), and it has now topped the success of The 5 Browns' self-titled debut CD, released in early 2005. But the good news has continued with that recording, as well. The 5 Browns spent eight weeks at No. 1. When No Boundaries was released, the first album climbed the chart once again to hold the No. 2 spot for two weeks as the new album held at No. 1. Also, The 5 Browns remained in the top five for 11 weeks with No Boundaries at No. 1, including the most recent week, ending August 20.
The 5 Browns are brothers and sisters -- Ryan, 20; Melody, 21; Gregory 23; Deondra, 25; and Desirae, 27 -- who are all serious, ambitious Juilliard- trained concert pianists. Performing together, individually and in different combinations, they have created a unique phenomenon in classical music that is reflected in the title of their new album. Their debut album wowed critics and audiences alike, and led Billboard to rank the talented quintet as one of the Top Classical Artists of 2005, with the No. 2 Top Classical Album of the year.
No Boundaries hit the stores on April 4, in the basic CD format and as a Dual Disc, which includes three music videos featuring all five pianists in new arrangements of the unforgettable melodies of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Stravinsky's The Firebird and Dvorak's New World Symphony, which are heard on the album.
Currently on tour across the U.S. as Steinway artists, The 5 Browns recently performed on NBC's Weekend Today and ABC's The View, as well as appearing with Martha Stewart on Martha and on The Tony Danza Show and A&E's Breakfast with the Arts. They have been featured in Elle Girl, People, Time for Kids, USA Today, Cosmo Girl, Teen, Entertainment Weekly, Readers Digest, Keyboard and many other publications.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060825/NYF044
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