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Metro Station

Metro Station performing at the "Red, White & Boom" Concert in Kansas City, Kansas in 2008
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Pop rock[1], synthpop[2], emo[3]
Years active 2006–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
Trace Cyrus
Former members
Anthony Improgo
Blake Healy
Daniel Hutchinson

Metro Station is an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. In late 2006, the band signed a recording contract with Columbia/Red Ink.[4] They are best known for their Top 10 Billboard hit single "Shake It"[5] from their self-titled debut album. Popularized mainly by their co-frontman Trace Cyrus, older half-brother of Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, and Mason Musso, older brother of Mitchel Musso from Hannah Montana, the band has experienced a recent boom in their record sales.[citation needed]

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History

Trace Cyrus in Melbourne, Australia February 2009

In 2006, the mothers of Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso introduced them to each other 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.[4] 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.[6]

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)."[7]

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.[5] 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.[8]

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"

Members

Current
Former

Discography

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EP's

Soundtrack's

Awards

  • Australian Kids Choice Awards 2008 – Favorite Song – "Shake It"[citation needed]

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