Weezer is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. The group is currently composed of three of its founding members: singer and guitarist Rivers Cuomo, drummer, guitarist and backing vocals Patrick Wilson and keyboardist, guitarist and backing vocalist Brian Bell. His best-known titles are Undone - The Sweater Song, Holly Buddy, Hash Pipe, Island in the Sun, Beverly Hills, Pork and Beans and Perfect Situation. His style is between alternative rock and power pop.
After the band's signing at Geffen Records in 1993, they released their first album, Weezer (also called the blue album), in 1994. The album follows music clips of Buddy Holly's songs, Undone - The Sweater Song and Say It Ain 't So. Their second album, Pinkerton (1996), is characterized by a darker musical style, but is, compared to its predecessor, a commercial failure. The blue album and Pinkerton are frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s.
In 2001, Weezer released another album titled Weezer, also known as the Green Album, with a new bassist, Mikey Welsh. With a more pop sound, and thanks to the singles Hash Pipe and Island in the Sun, the album is a commercial success. After the release of the album, Welsh left the group and was replaced by bassist, backing vocalist and keyboardist Scott Shriner in 2002.
Weezer has made eleven studio albums. In 2013, Weezer has 9.2 million albums sold in the United States, and more than 17 million sold internationally.