The Brits have thrown every act imaginable at the US music market, from Robbie Williams, to Take That, to the Rolling Stones, without success.
Because basically the only Brit band worth a shit was the Beatles. The Stones were OK but not really up to much, the Sex Pistols were just too much off it and U2 were were just too Irish.
No matter how much those wingeing Brits keep on asserting that they're the motherland as far as culture is concerned they don't have George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Blondie, the Monkees, Bruce Springsteen, Motown, Atlantic, Stax, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, or the Appollo Theatre on 125th Street in NYC.
They don't have Billy Joel either.
Eat your hearts out Limeys, the US rules!