|PJ & Duncan discography|
PJ & Duncan, who were later rebranded as Ant & Dec , began their musical career in 1993 with the release of the single "Tonight I'm Free". This was followed in 1994 by their successful debut album Psyche , which included the single "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble". Their second album Top Katz (1995) was less commercially successful than Psyche although all its singles reached the UK Top 20. PJ & Duncan were rebranded as Ant & Dec after they first started moving into TV ( The Ant & Dec Show ) in 1996, resulting in 1997's The Cult of Ant & Dec , their final album, which reached 15 in the UK charts. Their label, Telstar Records, decided not to renew their recording contract in 1997, and their career in music ended there. They reunited for live performances in 2000 and 2013 and for a single, "We're on the Ball", in 2002.
|Album title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
| UK || AUS |
|The Cult of Ant & Dec||15||—|
|"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
| UK || AUS || IRE || SCO |
|1993||"Tonight I'm Free"||62||—||—||—||Psyche|
|"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"||9||—||13||—|
|"If I Give You My Number"||15||—||—||—|
|1995||"Our Radio Rocks"||15||—||25||—|
|"Stuck On U"||12||—||—||—||Top Katz|
|"U Krazy Katz"||15||—||—||—|
|"Better Watch Out"||10||—||—||—||The Cult of Ant & Dec|
|"When I Fall in Love"||12||—||—||—|
|2002||"We're on the Ball"||3||—||—||—||The Official Album of the 2002 FIFA World Cup|
|2013||"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"||1||—||19||3||Psyche|
|"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released.|
All are various artists albums. Ant & Dec appear on Now 36, 2002 FIFA World Cup and England The Album 2006 - with "We're on the Ball" being officially from 2002 FIFA World Cup. The remaining albums are albums released in conjunction with CD:UK , which at the time Ant & Dec presented (Ant & Dec also appear on the front cover of both albums).
Ant & Dec performed "Lets Get Ready To Rhumble" on ITV's television show Saturday Night Takeaway on 23 March 2013 as part of The Big Reunion . A few days later, on 31 March, "Lets Get Ready To Rhumble" became their first ever official number 1 single.
From their single 'Better Watch Out' until 'Lets Get Ready To Rhumble' PJ & Duncan used their real names:Ant and Dec.
Byker Grove is a British teen drama television series which aired between 1989 and 2006 as part of CBBC on BBC One. It was created by writer Adele Rose and executive producer Andrea Wonfor. The show was broadcast at 5:10pm after Newsround. It was aimed at an older teenager and young adult audience, tackling serious and sometimes controversial storylines.
Anthony David "Ant" McPartlin is an English television presenter, TV producer, singer, comedian and actor. He is best known for working alongside Declan Donnelly as part of the presenting duo Ant & Dec. McPartlin came to prominence, alongside Donnelly, in the children's drama series Byker Grove, with both of the boys establishing successful careers as television presenters, in which they are most known for presenting SMTV Live, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, and Britain's Got Talent.
Anthony David McPartlin & Declan Joseph Oliver Donnelly are an English TV presenting duo, consisting of comedians, TV presenters and singers Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, from Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England. Formed after their meeting as child actors on CBBC's drama Byker Grove, they performed together as pop musicians PJ & Duncan, the names of their characters from the series.
Declan Joseph Oliver "Dec" Donnelly is a British television presenter, television producer, singer, comedian and actor. He is best known for working alongside Anthony McPartlin as part of the presenting duo Ant & Dec. Donnelly came to prominence, alongside McPartlin, in the children's drama series Byker Grove, with both men establishing successful careers as television presenters, in which they are most known for presenting SMTV Live, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, and Britain's Got Talent.
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Chesney Lee Hawkes is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He started his career at the age of 19, when he appeared in the film Buddy's Song, which featured his best known single "The One and Only", which topped the UK Singles Chart for five weeks and reached the Top 10 in the United States. Follow-up single "I'm a Man Not a Boy" peaked at 27 in the UK, with subsequent singles including "What's Wrong With This Picture?", "Stay Away Baby Jane" and "Another Fine Mess" also charting in the top 100.
Kim Glover is an English music manager best known for overseeing the careers of PJ & Duncan, B*Witched, New Kids on The Block, Snap, Tiffany, Let Loose and D-Side, as well as helping to manage and develop the careers of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, David Essex and others. She is also Chief executive of Kim Glover Management based in London, which she founded in 1993.
D-Side were an Irish boy band established in 2001, by twins Rory and Eoghan MacSweeney and they were signed to Edel Records. Edel brought in Kim Glover to manage the band after her success with New Kids on the Block, Ant & Dec, B*Witched and Let Loose. Glover secured their entry into Japan getting them a recording contract with Avex and worked with them until the end of 2004. They had some success in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Europe, winning 'Best New Band Award' at the Smash Hits Tour in 2002.
The Official Album of the 2002 FIFA World Cup is a compilation album with various artists, released in 2002 by Sony Music Entertainment Japan as the official album for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan. The album spawned the single We're on the Ball by Ant & Dec. The album was also released under the name Fever Pitch: The Official Music of The 2002 FIFA World Cup, but without the "We're on the Ball" by Ant & Dec.
"Never Forget" is a song recorded by English boy band Take That, from their third studio album Nobody Else (1995). Written by Gary Barlow, the song features Howard Donald on lead vocals. It was released on 24 July 1995, and achieved success in many countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Latvia, Ireland and Azerbaijan, where it topped the singles chart.
Psyche is the debut studio album released by British recording duo PJ & Duncan, now better known as Ant & Dec. Recording on the album began in 1993, following the release of a track the duo performed during their time on Byker Grove, "Rip it Up". The song was then re-worked into their debut single, "Tonight I'm Free", which was released in December 1993 on Telstar Records. The album includes the duo's best known track, "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble", which peaked at no. 9 on the UK Singles Chart.
The Cult Of Ant & Dec is the third and final studio album released by British duo Ant & Dec, previously known as PJ & Duncan. The album was recorded during 1996 and 1997, and included the single "When I Fall in Love". The album was released in May 1997 and peaked at number 15 on the UK Albums Chart, and was later certified Silver by the BPI.
"We're on the Ball" is a single by British pop duo Ant & Dec, released in 2002. Their second of three comeback performances since their musical career ended in 1997, and their only studio recording since, "We're on the Ball" is a football song. The song was adapted from a song written by Harold Spiro and was produced and arranged by Mike Hedges.
"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" is a 1994 song by PJ & Duncan AKA, the performing name used by British duo Ant & Dec at the time. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 11 July 1994 as the third single from their debut studio album Psyche. The song was written by Nicky Graham, Deni Lew and Mike Olton, and produced by Nicky Graham. It peaked at number 9 in the UK Singles Chart in 1994, and was later #1 almost two decades after its original chart appearance. The song includes a repeatedly-used sample of Michael Buffer saying his trademark catchphrase.
"It's a Beautiful Day" is a song by Canadian-Italian singer Michael Bublé, released as the first single from his eighth studio album, To Be Loved. The single was released on iTunes on February 25, 2013. It peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart and it was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. The song also charted to top five in Belgium, Finland, Indonesia and Japan.
"Shout" is the thirteenth single by Ant & Dec, formerly known as PJ & Duncan and the third to be taken from their final album, The Cult of Ant & Dec (1997). The single was released in March 1997, and reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is in a pop rock style.
Top Katz is the second studio album released by British duo PJ & Duncan, now better known as Ant & Dec. The album was recorded during 1994 and 1995, and included the duo's cover of The Monkees song, Stepping Stone. The album was released in November 1995, peaking at #46 on the UK Albums Chart, and being certified Gold in the UK by the BPI.