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Metro Station is an Americanmarker pop band, formed in 2006 in Los Angeles, Californiamarker. In late 2006, the band signed a recording contract with Columbia/Red Ink. They are best known for their Top 10 Billboard hit single "Shake It" 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.

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. 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 later 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.

Metro Station was discovered by an intern working for Columbia Records' Walking Eye program, after the intern discovered the band while looking through the MySpace Music charts and the group was signed shortly thereafter.

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)".

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 when the release of the single "Shake It" grabbed the band a significant amount of commercial exposure, peaking 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. 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.

Tours

The group has toured with numerous bands such as Panic at the Disco, We The Kings, Boys Like Girls, Valencia, Cobra Starship, and Good Charlotte

2008

Over the summer Metro Station toured as one of the special guest acts along with The Maine for the Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour 2008, a tour that was co-headlined by Boys Like Girls and Good Charlotte. The band also opened for other groups such as Simple Plan. Their autumn tours (Disco Balls and Blow Up Dolls) opening acts were Cash Cash, Tyga, and The White Tie Affair The band toured with The Veronicas on their "Revenge is Sweeter" tour across Australia and New Zealand in Feb 09. While in Australia, they recorded a new music video for the song Wish We Were Older and released it on NineMSN on April 4 2009.

2009

During the Spring of 2009, they were part of Fall Out Boy's Believers Never Die Part Deux Tour along with Cobra Starship, All Time Low and Hey Monday The band went to Maltamarker for the Isle of MTV Malta Special on the 8th of July. The band is currently the opening act for Trace's sister Miley Cyrus on the Wonder World Tour.There are rumors going around that Metro Station will be releasing a new album in January-March of 2010.

Members

Former Members



Discography



Awards

  • Australian Kids Choice Awards 2008 - Favorite Song - Shake It


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