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Hot Chelle Rae

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Genres  Dance-rock
Labels  RCA, Jive
Past members  Ian Keaggy
Years active  2005–present (hiatus)
Genre  Dance-rock
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Origin  Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Albums  Whatever, Lovesick Electric, Tonight Tonight, Recklessly Japan Tour EP, Tonight Tonight Ep
Awards  American Music Award for New Artist of the Year
Members  Ryan Follesé, Nash Overstreet, Jamie Follesé, Ian Keaggy, McCoy Gibbs

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Hot Chelle Rae (/ˌhɒt ˌʃɛl ˈr/ HOT SHEL RAY) is an American dance-rock band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005. The band consists of Ryan Follesé (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nash Overstreet (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Jamie Follesé (drums). Their debut album, Lovesick Electric, was released on October 27, 2009. They gained widespread attention for their 2011 double platinum single, "Tonight Tonight".


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2005–2011: Early years/Miracle Drug

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In 2005, childhood friends Ryan Follese and Nash Overstreet formed a band. Dubbing themselves Miracle Drug, they began releasing songs and playing shows with Ryan's brother Jamie on drums. Jamie soon became the band's drummer, with bassist Ian Keaggy later joining. After encountering a stalker fan on MySpace named Chelle Rae, the band changed their name to Hot Chelle Rae. In 2008, they signed to Jive Records. The following year, the band released their debut single "I Like To Dance". In October 2009, the band's first album "Lovesick Electric" was released, with the band going on a world tour to support it during 2010 and 2011.

2011–12: Whatever and touring

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In 2011, the band released their single "Tonight Tonight" which hit the Billboard Top 10. Their second single "I Like It Like That" was released in November, 2011 and featured a verse from the rapper duo New Boyz. They released their second studio album, Whatever on November 29, 2011. It reached number 48 on the US Billboard 200, 25 in Australia and 21 in New Zealand. "Honestly" was released as the third and final single from the album in March 2012. In March 2012, the band supported Taylor Swift on the Australian and New Zealand legs of her "Speak Now World Tour". In the summer of 2012, the band toured with Demi Lovato. The band toured Australia and New Zealand through October to November with their "Whatever World Tour". British singer Cher Lloyd supported the band on this leg of the tour, along with Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer and New Zealand boyband Titanium. In November 2012, they released their cover of "Jingle Bell Rock" with some material added to it.

2013–2014: Recklessly

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Hot Chelle Rae premiered a new single, "Hung Up" on January 25, 2013. It was officially released on February 12, 2013. The band also announced that their third studio album would be released in early 2014 as well as a new single. On October 31, 2013, Ian Keaggy announced that he would no longer be a part of Hot Chelle Rae. That same day, Hot Chelle Rae released the unofficial version of "Recklessly" for the fans. On February 7, 2014, the band released their new single, "Don't Say Goodnight". Hot Chelle Rae have continued to tour the US throughout the year.

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On October 1, 2014, Hot Chelle Rae released "Recklessly". The album contained "Hung Up", "Don't Say Goodnight", "Recklessly", and 2 other singles.

2015-present: Hiatus and solo careers

In 2015, Hot Chelle Rae took an unexpected, unannounced hiatus. This gave all members of the band a chance at a solo career. In 2016, Ryan Follese became the first member to embark on a solo career. He signed to Big Machine in June and began work on a debut studio recording. His self-titled EP was released in September 2016 and found Follese going back to his country roots. In January 2017, lead guitarist Nash Overstreet released his debut EP "U Don't Get 2 Do That" with a music video accompanying the title track.

Band members

Current members

  • Ryan Follesé – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard (2005-present)
  • Nash Overstreet – lead guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer (2005-present)
  • Jamie Follesé – drums, percussion (2005–present)
  • Former members

  • Ian Keaggy – bass guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar (2005–2013)
  • Discography

  • Lovesick Electric (2009)
  • Whatever (2011)
  • Recklessly (2014)
  • Songs

    I Like It Like ThatWhatever · 2011
    HonestlyWhatever · 2011
    Hung UpRecklessly Japan Tour EP · 2014


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