Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Arctic Monkeys Breaking UK Records
The Arctic Monkeys are turning into the biggest UK act since Oasis debuted some ten years ago. Their debut album sold 100,000 copies on the first day and is posied to sell some 350,000 in its first week. That would make it the fastest selling debut in UK history, breaking the record set by Hear'say, the TV-launched pop band. New Musical Express -- the resurgent UK music mag -- also showered nominations on the band. Arctic Monkeys joins Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis and Bloc Party as nominees for Best British Band, even though they'd only put out two singles.