The All-American Rejects (AAR) is an American rock band from Stillwater, Oklahoma. Formed in 1999>, the band consists of Tyson Ritter (vocals, bass and piano), Nick Wheeler (solo guitar, backing vocals), Mike Kennerty (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Chris Gaylor (drums, drums).
The band has had commercial success since their first studio album of the same name, The All-American Rejects, released in 2003. The album, containing the single Swing, Swing, is certified platinum by the RIAA>. Their second album, Move Along (2005), has an even bigger audience success. It contains three major singles, It Ends Tonight, Dirty Little Secret, and Move Along, each reaching the top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Move Along and Dirty Little Secret reach more than two million downloads in the United States. The album is, for its part, certified double platinum by the RIAA>. The third All-American Rejects album, When the World Comes Down, is released on December 16, 2008. Certified gold record by the RIAA>, it contains the single Gives You Hell, which becomes the first of the group to receive an international success . He finished fourth in the Hot 100 standings, third in the Australian ARIA Singles chart and entered the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart >>>>>. On March 21, 2011, the RIAA certified Gives You Hell quadruple platinum disc, as a result of more than 4 million sales in the United States. The band's fourth album, Kids in the Street, was released internationally on March 26, 2012, and finished eighteenth in the US Billboard 200 chart.
Since the beginning of their career, The All-American Rejects has more than 10 million albums sold worldwide >>>. They are ranked 73> in the Hot 100 Artists of the 2000s> and 183> in Billboard Magazine's Billboard 200 Artists of the Decade>.
Singer and bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist and programmer Nick Wheeler are at the beginning of high school when they begin to take an interest in music from their own side. They find themselves bored in their small town of Stillwater, Oklahoma and the duo naturally turns to music to take care of it. While Ritter goes to bed at impossible hours, spending hours watching AC / DC clips, Wheeler is at the other end of the city where he searches his sister's record collection of Def Leppard, Poison and Bon Jovi. It does not take more to Wheeler to start scratching the guitar and then interested in the drums and the piano. It was at a party in 1997, where Wheeler's previous group was playing, that they met officially. Ritter offered his services as a bassist, though never touching a bass, and both decided to form The All-American Rejects.