American Juniors (group)

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American Juniors
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Pop
Years active 2003–2005
Labels 19
Past members Lucy Hale
Chauncey Matthews
Taylor Thompson
Tori Thompson
Danielle White

American Juniors was a pop band that existed from 2003 to 2005. Its members were Lucy Hale, Taylor Thompson, Tori Thompson, Chauncey Matthews and Danielle White. The band emerged from the television singing competition show American Juniors. Though American Juniors was billed as an American Idol spinoff, the band, and the show, were more closely modeled after the British band S Club Juniors (later renamed to S Club 8), and the show S Club Search.

There were two albums released under the "American Juniors" name, although the first one, Kids in America, had been recorded by all ten finalists of the show, not just the five selected for the group. Thus, the band only released one real album, the self-titled American Juniors, which came out in October 2004, after a delay of a year from its original scheduled date.

The group's first single, though it was recorded by the ten finalists, was a cover of the S Club Juniors song "One Step Closer".



Album Cover Album Information
Kids In America
  • Released: June 17, 2003 (U.S.)
  • Singles:
    • (2003) "One Step Closer"
American Juniors
  • Released: October 18, 2004 (U.S.)
  • Singles:
    • (2003) "Bring The House Down"
    • (2004) "One Step Closer"
    • (2004) "Sundown"


Album Cover Album Information
"One Step Closer" (Maxi single)
  • Released: August 4, 2003 (U.S.)