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Fall Out Boy Biography

Fall Out Boy is an American pop-punk and punk rock band formed in 2001. The group originated from the hardcore punk scene. They became extremely popular in 2005 due to singles such as Sugar, We’re Goin Down and Dance, Dance. Furthermore, they maintained success with This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race and Thnks fr th Mmrs. Their latest album American Beauty/American Psycho (2015) topped the albums chart.

Early Years 

Fall Out Boy was formed in 2001 by bassist Pete Wentz and guitarist Joe Trohman, both coming from hardcore bands. They chose the name after a fictional character from The Simpsons and Bongo Comics. After becoming a complete formula, they started to perform gigs. Then, they recorded Fall Out Boy’s Evening Out with Your Girlfriend as their debut EP. They were discovered relatively fast by Bob McLynn of Crush Management.  Therefore, in 2003 Fall Out Boy released their first studio album, Take This to Your Grave. Although the boys disliked the album, it gained success and a bigger fan-base. Moreover, they made a huge impact during the summer of 2004, at the Warped Tour.

From Under the Cork Tree  & Infinity on High 

By the time Fall Out Boy released their next album, the expectations grew extremely high. Moreover, the released was set back due to Wentz’s suicide attempt. Finally, they released From Under the Cork Tree to critical acclaim. The album reached number 9 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the massive hits Sugar, We’re Goin Down and Dance, Dance. They both reached top 10 and received platinum certifications. Additionally, Fall Out Boy won their first MTV Music Video Award.

During that period, Wentz became the image of the band. After a few months of touring, the boys returned to the studio and, later, released their next album Infinity on High. The album drifted from the punk origins towards a more pop sound. However, it topped the US Billboard 200. Moreover, it generated two successful singles This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race and Thnks fr th Mmrs. Without resting, the band released another album shortly, titled Folie à Deux. Wentz created a viral campaign for it, inspired by George Orwell’Nineteen Eighty-Four. Even so, the album did no sell as good as its predecessors. However, the lead single, I Don’t Care became one of the band’s most popular songs.

Later Years

After an inexplicable argument and hiatus, the band reunited in 2012. They decided to “reimagine the band” and struggled to create new, different material. Finally, the released Save Rock and Roll in 2013. The album topped the Billboard 200. The lead single, My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up), was an immense success and received 3x Platinum. Furthermore, the group released a music video for every song on the album in a series called The Young Blood Chronicles. Fall Out Boy’s latest album came out in 2015, under the name American Beauty/American Psycho. The first two singles received major appreciation. Centuries peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Immortals made it into the soundtrack of Big Hero 6. 


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