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While many US music gays love British girl groups like Girls aloud. It dawned on me. The one time TLC was actually M.I.A. from the US music industry. That was the only time a British girl group broke through the very difficult US Music industry. Normally if its not Made in the USA musically it's rejected by the public in whole. Except for Heavy Metal music fans. Kylie minogue tried in the 80s. But at that time we had Madonna. Tried again in 2002. But we had both Madonna and Britney spears. Girls aloud tried twice. But we had Destiny's child and The *****cat dolls.. Now other record labels tried to breakthrough british acts after The Spice girls. The more grown up All saints trued and failed. Despite Never ever actually beikg their only US hit. Jive records tried and tried marketing the super gay and canpy Steps. Even with them opening for Britney spears on her debut tour. But sadly. That wasn't going to happen as the group was more heavily of europop type pop music. Simon Fuller himself tried with S Club 7. That failed as well. The Spice Girls just breaking it in The US waa was pure luck as we didn't have a girl group at that time. Destiny's child was a hit or miss. It wasn't until Say my name did they become the preferred girl group. So FYI. We pretty much even right down to our pop music. Preferred Made in the USA. With Canada as the only exception. Outside that. It's really hard to make it into our country.
In his 2014 Book. LA Reid describes how He lost his job at the head of Island Def Jam when Lucian Grange took over Universal Music group. In 2005 Mariah Carey released her comeback album "The Emancipation of Mimi" while a huge seller in the US and Globally. La was concerned about the sales in the UK. Mimi as of today only sold 600,000 in the UK. Its double platinum. But not the numbers LA reis was hoping for. He calls Lucian to address his concerns about the lack of Sales. Lucian told him the album was too "Urban" for British audiences. That they were sending the files to be remixed for British audiences. LA reid was fuming mad as understandably. The UK version was ultimately cancelled when LA reid and Mimi threatened lucian and UMG UK with a lawsuit. In 2013. Lucian was hired as the new CEO of Universal music group in the US. LA Reid immediately knew his days were up at Island def jam. He was right. Lucian fired him over that phone call and refusing to all the UK version of Mimi to be released. LA also thinks this is why Chanteuse also flopped. Lucian refused to push and just kept delaying the album wanting Mariah to do a edm album instead of an R&B and hip hop album. He only issued it. When he realized it was her final album under her 2002 deal. She fulfilled it. But she knew he wasn't willing to negotiate a new deal with her.