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One Republic Biography:
The very first incarnation of what developed into OneRepublic formed in 96 right after Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins befriended each other throughout their senior year at Colorado Springs Christian High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Throughout the time of a drive home, as Filkins and Tedder talked about beloved musicians such as Fiona Apple, Peter Gabriel and U2, they made the decision to put together a music band. They recruited a few musical buddies and called their rock act This Beautiful Mess a expression which first achieved cult dominance a year earlier when Sixpence None the Richer launched its award winning sophomore record, This Beautiful Mess. Tedder, Filkins & Co. had a couple of small gigs at Pikes Perk, joined in the fun by friends and family. Senior year finished, and Tedder and Filkins parted ways, each going to different schools.
Reuniting in L.A. in 2003, Tedder and Filkins created their 2nd music band under the moniker Republic. Tedder, by then an proven songwriter and record producer, had persuaded Filkins who was residing in Chicago to move. Nine months later, they were signed to Columbia Records. After a couple of line up modifications, they finally settled with Tedder on vocals, Filkins on guitar and backing vocals, Eddie Fisher on drums, Brent Kutzle on bass and cello, and Drew Brown on lead guitar. They later transformed the music band name to OneRepublic right after their record company pointed out that the name Republic might cause conflict with other bands. They worked in the studio for two and a half years and recorded their very first full length record. Two months just before their record was due to be launched, (with “Sleep” as their debut single), they were dumped by Columbia Records. The music band was beginning to gain popularity on MySpace, becoming the number one unsigned act on the website. The music band caught the interest of a number of labels, such as Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group. The music band quickly signed onto the label, becoming the first rock music band to do so.
OneRepublic’s very first single, Apologize by OneRepublic was launched in its original version from the band’s introduction record Dreaming Out Loud. The track was also prominently showcased as a remix on Timbaland’s 2007 release of Shock Value.The single, showcased on Shock Value, was a significant hit both equally in the Usa and worldwide. The track was the largest radio airplay hit in the history of the Top 40 radio in The united states, with 10,331 plays in one week, right up until its record was shattered by Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love,” which was also co-written by Ryan Tedder. It actually peaked at number-one for eight sequential weeks on the Billboard Pop 100 chart and also got to the top three on the Billboard Hot 100. The track sold 4.3 million online digital downloads in the U.S. and was certified 4x platinum.The track was a massive hit worldwide, reaching number one in sixteen nations, including Nepal, Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Egypt, Turkey, and the Netherlands. It spent thirteen weeks at number one in Canada.
The second single from the record, Stop and Stare, launched in March 2008, hit the top twelve on the Hot 100 chart and got to number 9 on the Pop 100 chart. The track, while not as outstanding as “Apologize”, brought the music band further into the spotlight. Their third single, “Say (All I Need)”, was launched in the United Kingdom and the United States in June 2008. In September 2008, the music band launched their fourth and final single from the record, Mercy. The record was launched in the Usa on November 20, 2007, with worldwide release dates staggered throughout early 2008. Onerepublic lyrics are groundbreaking on Dreaming Out Loud, the album sold 822,458 copies in the US and over two million worldwide as of 2009. It has been certified gold in the U.S. Nevertheless, critical reception to the record ranged from negative to mixed. Allmusic gave the record a modest review, stating the “album sounds derivative” but also “sounds cohesive as well as smoothly pleasant”. Robert Christgau gave the record a negative review, and called it a “dud”. Rolling Stone gave the record two out of 5 stars, but placed the music band in their “Artists to Watch” list, which showcased ten artists that, according to the publication, “…are bringing the future of music, today.”
The music band performed “Say (All I Need)” live on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance in August 2007. In 2008, OneRepublic toured with Maroon 5 and Brandi Carlile. On May 21, 2008, the music band made an appearance on the American Idol finale performing a duet of “Apologize” with finalist David Archuleta. In August 2008, OneRepublic performed “Apologize” as well as “Stop and Stare” at MTV Asia Awards 2008 in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. They received the Best Hook-Up Award for “Apologize”, beating Beyoncé Knowles, Shakira and Rihanna.
On September 24, 2008, the music band stated during a concert at the London Forum in Britain, they were working on new songs for a new record to be launched in the summer of 2009. The music band played one of the newly recorded songs titled, “All the Right Moves”. The music band relocated to Denver, Colorado to complete work on the record. It was incorrectly believed that the name of the record would be Today.The record, titled Waking Up, was launched on November 17, 2009. A deluxe version of the record was launched with four bonus tracks.Three singles have been launched from the record: All the Right Moves, Secrets by OneRepublic, and Marchin On. All The Right Moves peaked at eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100. The record received mixed reviews from critics. It peaked at twenty one on the Billboard 200 chart and has distributed over 200,000 copies in the Usa. “Secrets” was prominently used in the 2010 film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and in promotional material for the TV series Pretty Little Liars. OneRepublic’s music has also been showcased on the TVs series One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
OneRepublic was showcased on Leona Lewis’s sophomore record Echo on the track “Lost Then Found”. OneRepublic also worked with for the second time with Timbaland on his record, Shock Value II, on the track “Marchin On”.In January 2010, the music band performed a live set for the UK’s The Sun newspaper, which included a cover version of Robbie Williams’ track “Millennium”. On March 31, 2010, OneRepublic performed “All The Right Moves” on the Tonight Show.On June 5, 2010 the music band supported Pink on her Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour at Innsbruck.OneRepublic supported Bon Jovi at The O2 Arena on June 17, 19, and 20th in 2010 The music band also went on to perform at the Today Show in April during the second half of the program. They were again showcased as the guest for the show’s Summer Concert Series on May 28, 2010. On 12 September 2010 they played at the Help for Heroes gig in Twickenham Stadium, London.The music band will be supporting Maroon 5 on their Fall 2010 tour. In addition, the group will be opening for JLS on tour in December 2010/January 2011.