The All-American Rejects (AAR) is an American rock band from Stillwater, Oklahoma. Formed in 1999>, the group is composed of Tyson Ritter (vocals, bass and piano), Nick Wheeler (solo guitar, choirs), Mike Kennerty (rhythm guitar, choirs) and Chris Gaylor (drums, percussion). The band has been commercially successful since their first eponymous studio album, The All-American Rejects, released in 2003. The album, containing the single Swing, Swing, is certified as a platinum record by the RIAA>. Their second album, Move Along (2005), was an even bigger success for the general public. It contains three major singles It Ends Tonight, Dirty Little Secret and Move Along, each reaching the top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100> ranking. Move Along and Dirty Little Secret reach more than two million downloads in the United States. The album is certified double platinum by the RIAA>. The All-American Rejects' third album, When the World Comes Down, was 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 international success. He reached fourth place in the Hot 100 ranking, 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 as a quadruple platinum disc, following 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 American Billboard 200 ranking. Since the beginning of their career, The All-American Rejects has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. They are ranked 73> at the Hot 100 Artists of the 2000s> and 183> at the Billboard 200 Artists of the Decade> of Billboard magazine. Singer and bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist and programmer Nick Wheeler are in early high school when they begin to take an interest in music on their own. They were then bored in their small town of Stillwater, Oklahoma and the duo naturally turned to music to keep them busy. While Ritter goes to bed at impossible hours, spending hours watching AC/DC clips, Wheeler is across town rummaging through his sister's record collection, which includes albums by Def Leppard, Poison and Bon Jovi. That's all Wheeler needs to start scratching the guitar and then focus on drums and piano. It was at a party in 1997, where Wheeler's previous group played, that they officially met. Ritter offered his services as a bass player, although he had never touched a bass, and the two decided to form The All-American Rejects>.