8 Bands Who Could Become the Next One Direction
: March 17, 2014
The boy band is an artifact of popular culture as old as time itself and despite its waxing and waning popularity, the 2010s have resurrected its eternally youthful corpse as One D ...
Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice Line Up ‘Summer Break’ Tour
: April 01, 2013
Get ready for teenage screaming a la the Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” coming to a venue near you: Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice will head out on a ...
One Direction Supports Big Time Rush in US, Lines Up Tour Dates into 2013
: February 24, 2012
British boy band One Direction has announced that they will play their first-ever North American tour dates during the rest of this month and into March with Big Time Rush. Additio ...
big time rush Biography
Big Time Rush is a Los Angeles-based pop boy band who gained popularity through their hit eponymous Nickelodeon show. The band is composed of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Logan Henderson who all hold vocal and play various instruments duties within the band. They started in 2009 after signing a record deal with Columbia Records and Nickelodeon, which also included a TV show deal, the live-action series 'Big Time Rush' (BTR), which premiered in Nickelodeon in November 2009 to huge ratings. The series is current airing its second season.
In the same year, they released their debut single also entitled 'Big Time Rush' to promote the show. The single also appears in the band's debut album, 'BTR'. The album hit the shelves in October 2011 and charted at no.3 on the Billboard 200, making it their most successful release to date. It spawned five other singles, 'Halfway There', 'City is Ours', 'Til I Forget about You' and 'Boyfriend', which features Snoop Dogg on guest vocals and is the band's highest charting single to date, placing at no.72 on the Billboard 100.
In July 2011, promotional work for 'Elevate', BTR's second and most current release to date, was underway through the single 'If I Ruled the World' which features hip-hop artist Iyaz. The album finally dropped on November 2011 with its lead single 'Music Sound Better with U' notching the 26th spot on the Billboard Pop charts. The track was written by the band with help from One Republic's Ryan Tedder. Right before the album came out, the band announced that 'The Better with U Tour' will kick off in February 2012. The national jaunt will include 16 shows, 10 of which will feature British-Irish act One Direction as openers. The album's second single, 'Superstar' featuring rapper Pitbull, is slated to hit the airwaves in early 2012.