Colbie Caillat, The Cure, Limp Bizkit, Beck

Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat was born Colbie Marie Ashley Caillat on May 28, 1985 in Newbury Park, California. Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tusk albums. In 2007, Colbie Caillat released her debut album, Coco. The album debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number five, selling about 51,000 copies in its first week. As of April 29, 2009 the album has sold 1,916,000 copies in the U.S and has since been certified platinum. Despite not having been released as a single yet, the track “Midnight Bottle” is featured on the Brazilian soap opera Tręs Irmăs soundtrack and is receiving national airplay. It has also spawned the single “Bubbly”. Bubbly” spent a staggering 14 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart and four weeks atop the Adult Contemporary chart. “Bubbly” has also been certified platinum; signaling sales of more than 2.6 million downloads. After touring with The Goo Goo Dolls and Lifehouse in 2007, she was the supporting act for John Mayer on his 2008 Summer Tour. In August 2008, Caillat released a song and video for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics called “Somethin’ Special” and released another music video for her song “The Little Things” for the U.S. market. According to the website earthtimes.org, Colbie Caillat has a new album entitled “Breakthrough” set for release on August 25, 2009.

The Cure

The Cure is an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976. It’s lineup includes Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Simon Gallup and Jason Cooper. In May 1979 they released their debut album, Three Imaginary Boys, through Fiction Records. It was later released in the United States with a slightly different song line-up as Boys Don’t Cry. The album reached number forty-four on the UK Albums Chart. The Cure then went on to release their sophomore record, Seventeen Seconds in April of 1980. The album ended up peaking at the number twenty spot on the Billboard charts. Between 1982 and 1996, The Cure released seven studio albums, all of which reached the Top 10 in the UK. The most successful of these was Wish (1992) which reached number one in the UK and number two on the US Billboard 200. Since the release of Seventeen Seconds, The Cure has released a total of eleven studio albums, ten compilation albums, four live albums, thirty nine singles and forty three music videos. The last three studio albums Bloodflowers (2000), The Cure (2004) and 4:13 Dream have had mixed success, reaching numbers fourteen, eight and thirty-three in the UK respectively.

Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit is a band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1995. It’s line up includes vocalist Fred Durst, drummer John Otto, guitarist Wes Borland, bassist Sam Rivers and turntablist/sampler player DJ Lethal. In 1997, Limp Bizkit released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$. The album has since gone double platinum in the United States. In 1999, they produced their sophomore album, Significant Other. It spawned the the singles “Nookie”, “Re-Arranged”, “N 2 Gether Now” and “Break Stuff”. Significant Other debuted at #1 and sold over 634,000 copies in its first week; and has sold over 7.5 million worldwide to date. Limp Bizkit’s third album was titled “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” and was released on October 15, 2000 through Interscope Records. According to the RIAA website, the album has sold over 6 million copies in United States as of 2008. Limp Bizkit has since gone on to release two more albums, Results May Vary (2003) and The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) (2005). Limp Bizkit’s first greatest hits compilation, titled Greatest Hitz, was released on November 8, 2005. It contained material from the band’s first four albums (the track “The Truth” was released in some countries). An additional DVD, which featured music videos for most of their major hits, was released in conjunction with the CD.

Beck

Beck Hansen is an American musician, singer and songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist known by the stage name Beck. He was born on July 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, California to David Campbell, a Canadian musician, and Bibbe Hansen, a visual artist. After dropping out of high school in the mid-1980s, Beck traveled to Europe and developed his musical talent by playing music on the streets for tips. In 1994, Beck released his major label debut album titled Mellow Gold. Mellow Gold reached number thirteen in the U.S., and number forty one in the UK. In 1996, Beck released his sophomore album, Odelay. The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 chart and eventually sold over 2 million copies in the United States. It was also Beck’s first hit album in the United Kingdom, making it to number seventeen; it has since gone platinum in the UK. Odelay featured several hit singles, including “Where It’s At”, “Devils Haircut,” and “The New Pollution”. Odelay was awarded Album of the Year by American magazine Rolling Stone and by UK publications NME and Mojo. Odelay also received a Grammy nomination for Best Album.Beck has since released 6 major label albums and sold 7 million copies in the United States and around 15 million worldwide.