In fact, Aldo Nova's 1981 self-titled debut was moderately successful. The album quickly went gold (it has since gone on to be certified double platinum!!) and peaked at #8 on the album charts. The single, "Fantasy," no doubt helped by the video, hit #23 on the singles chart. However, Nova's subsequent work did not do very well, and while he has remained in the business, it is not pretty. He has written songs for Jon Bon Jovi, Faith Hill, Clay Aiken and ... Celine Dion (man, say it ain't so Aldo).
Cool trivia fact: Aldo Nova played George Harrison in Beatlemania.