Famous as :Pop rock band
Birth Date :2002
Birth Place :Denver, Colorado
Claim to fame :Single "Over My Head (Cable Car)" from album "How to Save a Life" (2005)
acclaim, notably that from Denver's Westword alternative newsweekly. However, it was not until their single of “Cable Car” found a heavy airplay on famed Denver radio station KTCL that the band really earned considerable buzz around the city, even gained the Best New Band title in 2004 based on votes held to Denver readers of Westword. All of these wonderfully got noticed by Epic Records' exec Mike Flynn who appeared to not waste time in signing them under the company officially on December 17, 2004.
Through the label, The Fray subsequently was able to see their first full-length effort “How to Save a Life” hit the U.S stores on September 13, 2005 to a tremendous outcome for a newcomer like them, thanks to its track “Over My Head (Cable Car).” Quickly broke into the top 40 of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks, the song amazingly kept striving high to then reach the eighth rank on The Billboard Hot 100 fourteen weeks after entering the chart, in the meantime penetrated the top 10 of five others that included Hot Digital Songs and Pop 100 Airplay. The single's success consequently gave such a great boost to the album as it fabulously debuted at ...
number one on Billboard Top Heatseekers, later even being certified Gold by May 2006.
More satisfying attainment gloriously followed when another single of the band, the title track, made its way to surpass what "Over My Head (Cable Car)" had scored for not only it landed the top three of The Billboard Hot 100, but also topped both Hot Digital Songs and Hot Adult 40 Tracks, propelling the LP to Platinum status in September 2006. Much to The Fray's joy, the achievement in turn brought them to win three Billboard Music Awards for digital category in December the same year, including that of Digital Songs Artist of the Year, all no doubt elevated their status in the music scene a couple notches higher.
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