OneRepublic Tour 2020
OneRepublic are an American pop-rock band originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado (US). They formed in 2002 and have been active ever since.
Originally achieving commercial success through MySpace, founding members Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins formed the band and released their music online unsigned. In 2003, OneRepublic travelled west and played shows around the Los Angeles, US area. They added keyboardist Drew Brown, bassist/cellist Brent Kutzle and drummer Eddie Fisher to the line up in the process of playing their initial live shows, and were consequently approached by many different labels interested in them. Ultimately they signed with Velvet Hammer (an imprint of Columbia records) whose roster now includes the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Deftones and System Of A Down.
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OneRepublic’s sound, however, can no longer be likened to the aforementioned bands on the Velvet Hammer label as their music has seen more mainstream rather than alternative success. With collaborations with producers like Timbaland on what is arguably their biggest hit to date, “Apologize,” remixed and recorded in 2006 and featured on Timbaland’s album “Shock Value,” OneRepublic have safely secured themselves fans of popular rock music. They were also dropped from Columbia’s label around this time and signed to Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group.
“Apologize” appeared on their debut album, “Dreaming Out Loud” in its original form in 2007. The remixed version of the song had record radio plays in North America (it was played 10,394 times in just one week) and this record was only beaten by the single “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis, which, coincidently, was also co written by OneRepublic front man, Ryan Tedder. The other hit single from their platinum debut album is “Stop and Stare,” which saw almost equal success as the previous single.
OneRepublic’s second album “Waking Up” was released in 2009 and reached the top ten on Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Singles from this album included “All The Right Moves,” “Marchin On” and “Good Life.” However, the band’s third album, “Native” was more successful than all their previous efforts. Released in 2013, “Native” reached the number four position on Billboard 200 album chart and its third single, “Counting Stars” was their most successful single from the album, reaching number one positions in Canada and the UK, number two in the US and top ten positions in various other countries.