OneRepublic – Shay’s Spotlight Artist of the Week
OneRepublic hail from Colorado Springs, Colorado. After signing a record deal with Columbia in 2005 they worked for a year on their debut album; but 2 months before the albums release the label dropped them. In 2007 the album 'Dreaming Out Loud' was finally released with the lead single 'Apologize'.That single rocketed OneRepublic into the international spotlight, reaching the #1 spot in almost 20 countries. Their second album 'Waking Up' was released in 2009 and was just as successful; their third album 'Native' was released in 2013 and continued their hot streak.
The group was formed when Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins met during senior year of high school. They added a few friends and called the band The Beautiful Mess but they soon disband and went off to college.They reunited in 2002 and signed on with Columbia Records. They signed on three new members and changed the name to OneRepublic. After working on their debut album for 2 1/2 years the label dropped them just 2 months before the album was to be released. However, all would be well again when they finally released the album along with a remix of the lead single 'Apologize' with guest Timbaland.
The band has gone on to open shows for Pink, Bon Jovi, and Maroon 5. Some of their singles have appeared in movie and TV shows and they now are touring as a headliner.
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