Metro Station (band)


Metro Station (band)
Metro Station
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, synthpop, emo
Years active 2006–2010, 2011–present
Labels Columbia/Red Ink
Associated acts Forever the Sickest Kids, The Secret Handshake, Powerspace, Boys Like Girls
Website www.metrostationmusic.com
Members
Mason Musso
Past members
Trace Cyrus
Kenny Bozich
Blake Healy
Anthony Improgo

Metro Station is an American pop rock band that formed in Los Angeles by Mason Musso and Trace Cyrus. In late 2006, the band signed a recording contract with Columbia/Red Ink.[1] They are best known for their Top 10 Billboard hit single "Shake It"[2] from their self-titled debut album. The group officially disbanded on March 23, 2010, though Musso is currently launching a solo career under the name Metro Station.[3]

Contents

History

Trace Cyrus in Melbourne, Australia February 2009

In 2006, Mason Musso and Trace Cyrus agreed to meet on the set of Hannah Montana, which stars Mason's brother, Mitchel, and Trace's sister, Miley. Sharing musical interests, they decided to form a band.[1] Shortly thereafter, Cyrus recruited Blake Healy from Synthetic Joy as a keyboardist, synthesist, and bassist. Cyrus remained the singer and the lead guitarist. Musso became the group's main singer and rhythm guitarist.

Metro Station soon gained the attention of drummer Anthony Improgo, who was added as the band's drummer after the group released the song "Seventeen Forever" on their MySpace Music website. Musso sang lead on the track, The group's popularity on MySpace Music grew, and the band eventually topped the MySpace Music Unsigned Band's charts.[citation needed]

Metro Station was discovered by an intern working for Columbia Records' Walking Eye program, while looking through the MySpace Music charts, and the group was signed shortly thereafter.[4]

In the July 2007 issue of music magazine Alternative Press, Metro Station was listed as one of the "22 Best Underground Bands (That Likely Won't Stay Underground for Long)."[5]

Metro Station released their self-titled debut studio album in September 2007. The album had two singles released, "Kelsey" and "Control". Although both singles failed to make the charts, with higher sales of the album both became more popular. It wasn't until mid-2008, after the release of the single "Shake It," that the band received a significant amount of commercial exposure, and the song peaked in the top-ten of three US charts. The song peaked at #3 on Hot Digital Songs, #9 in the Pop 100, #10 in the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #20 in the Hot Dance Airplay chart.[2] The success of the song also affected album sales, the album charting nine months later in 2008 at #43 in the Billboard 200, #1 Top Electronic Albums and #2 in the Top Heatseekers.[6]

In 2009 Metro Station toured in the Believers Never Die Part Deux Tour which with Hey Monday, All Time Low, Cobra Starship and Fall Out Boy.

The band also contributed a song to the Alice In Wonderland soundtrack Almost Alice titled "Where's My Angel".

Breakup

In March 2010, after a number of personal disputes between band members Mason Musso and Trace Cyrus in the studio, Metro Station went into indefinite hiatus as Musso and Cyrus split to pursue solo projects, putting Metro Station on a back-burner until they felt they could record together again.[7]

Return

On May 31, 2011, Musso released a new song, Ain't So High", on his new YouTube page, metrostation2011. Musso has regained rights to the Metro Station name, and is currently using the band's name, without Cyrus. On July 20, Musso announced on Twitter that he was working on the new Metro Station record with help from Anthony Improgo and Blake Healy. On September 25, Musso released a new song "Closer and Closer", produced by Blake Healy.

Band Members

Current Members
Previous Members

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[8]
US Elec
[9]
US Rock
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
GER
[13]
IRE
[14]
NL
[15]
NZ
[16]
UK
[17]
Metro Station 39 1 15 17 29 27 36 100 39 35

Extended plays

Title Details
The Questions We Ask at Night
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD, music download
Kelsey — EP
  • Release date: 2009
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[19]
US Pop
[20]
AUS
[21]
CAN
[22]
AUT
[23]
GER
[24]
IRE
[14]
JPN
[25]
NZ
[26]
UK
[17]
2007 "Kelsey" 25 Metro Station
"Control"
2008 "Shake It" 10 4 2 4 9 9 4 8 9 6
"Seventeen Forever" 42 26 43 74 57 61 89
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Song Director(s)
2007 "Kelsey" Dean Cain[30]
"Control" Josh Forbes
2008 "Shake It" Josh Forbes[31][32]
"Seventeen Forever" Josh Forbes[33]
2009 "Kelsey" (UK version) Josh Forbes
"Last Christmas"

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result
2008 Australian Kids' Choice Awards Favourite Song — "Shake It" Won

References

  1. ^ a b Another Cyrus, another career
  2. ^ a b "Metro Station Singles Chart History". Billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Singles&model.vnuArtistId=929481&model.vnuAlbumId=1078075. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Metro Station disbands before playing Tigerfest". thetowerlight.com. http://www.thetowerlight.com/metro-station-disbands-before-playing-tigerfest-1.2198883. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
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  5. ^ Metro Station Complete Debut Album
  6. ^ "Metro Station Albums Chart History". Billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Albums&model.vnuArtistId=929481&model.vnuAlbumId=1078075. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  7. ^ http://amplified.tv/2010/03/26/metro-station-split-up/
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  9. ^ "Metro Station Album & Song Chart History - Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/metro-station/chart-history/929481?f=322&g=Albums. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Metro Station Album & Song Chart History - Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/metro-station/chart-history/929481?f=408&g=Albums. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. http://www.australian-charts.com/search.asp?search=Metro+Station&cat=a. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
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  13. ^ "German Music Charts - Albums". Hung Medien. http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Metro+Station/?type=longplay. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "irishcharts.com - Discography Metro Station". Hung Medien. http://irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Metro%20Station. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ "dutchchcharts.nl - Dutch charts portal". Hung Medien. http://dutchcharts.nl/search.asp?search=Metro+Station&cat=a. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  16. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. http://charts.org.nz/search.asp?search=Metro+Station&cat=a. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Metro Station". chartstats.com. http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=12254. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - April 2009". Canadian Recording Industry Association. http://www.cria.ca/gold/0409_g.php. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Metro Station Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/metro-station/chart-history/929481?f=379&g=Singles. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Metro Station Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/metro-station/chart-history/929481?f=381&g=Singles. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  21. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. http://australian-charts.com/search.asp?search=Metro+Station&cat=s. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Metro Station Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/metro-station/chart-history/929481?f=793&g=Singles. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  23. ^ "austraiancharts.at - Austria Top 40". Hung Medien. http://austriancharts.at/search.asp?search=Metro+Station&cat=s. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  24. ^ "German Music Charts - Singles". Hung Medien. http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Metro+Station/single. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Metro Station Album & Song Chart History - Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/metro-station/chart-history/929481?f=848&g=Singles. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  26. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. http://charts.org.nz/search.asp?cat=s&search=Metro+Station. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2009 Singles". ARIA Charts. http://www.aria.com.au/pages/httpwww.aria.com.aupageshttpwww.aria.com.aupageshttpwww.aria.com.aupagesARIACharts-Accr.htm. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  28. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 28, 2011: "Shake It" certified awards". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=Metro%20Station&title=Shake%20It&format=SINGLE&go=Search&perPage=50. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  29. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 28, 2011: "Seventeen Forever" certified awards". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=Metro%20Station&title=Seventeen%20Forever&format=SINGLE&go=Search&perPage=50. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  30. ^ "'Kelsey' Music Video". MTV.Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/videos/metro-station/168498/kelsey.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  31. ^ "'Shake It' Music Video". MTV. Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/videos/metro-station/232789/shake-it.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  32. ^ "'Seventeen Forever' Music Video". MTV.Viacom. http://www.mtv.com/videos/metro-station/322471/seventeen-forever.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  33. ^ b|url=http://www.mtv.com/videos/metro-station/322471/seventeen-forever.jhtml%7Cpublisher=MTV. Viacom|title='Shake It' Music Video|accessdate=2009-12-12}}

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