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3OH!3 at Bamboozle in 2008
|Origin||Boulder, Colorado, United States|
|Labels||Fueled By Ramen, Photo Finish|
3OH!3 (pronounced "three oh three") is an American electronic music duo from Boulder, Colorado, made up of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They are best known for their single "Don't Trust Me" from their album Want, which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second single, a remix of "Starstrukk" featuring Katy Perry from Want, was a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Poland, and Australia. They gained further recognition by featuring Kesha on the song "My First Kiss", which was made the lead single from their album Streets of Gold. The album later peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200.
2004–07: Debut album
3OH!3 consists of Sean Foreman, born August 27, 1985, and Nathaniel Motte, born January 13, 1984, both of whom are natives of Boulder, Colorado. Foreman and Motte started their band in 2004 and named it after the 303 area code of Boulder, Colorado. They released their first self-titled album: 3OH!3 in 2007 and it spawned one successful single, "Electroshock". 3OH!3 then signed to Photo Finish Records, a division of Atlantic Records and planned to start recording their second album.
3OH!3's second album, Want, was released on July 8, 2008. It reached number 44 on the Billboard 200. Their song, "Don't Trust Me" reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. The group contributed an original theme song titled "Sex on the Beach" for The Real World:Cancun. 3OH!3 also wrote an anthem for Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies.
As they were getting started they performed at local venues around Colorado such as the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado and the Aggie Theater in Ft. Collins, Colorado. After playing in Denver during the Warped Tour 2008, 3OH!3 signed on for all venues of Warped Tour 2008. The band performed in Panama City Beach, Florida for MTVU's Spring Break in March 2009 and at The Mile High Music Festival at Dick's Sporting Goods Park along with other artists such as The Fray, Pepper, and Matisyahu. The band later headlined the 2009 Alternative Press Tour across the U.S. 3OH!3 played at End Fest in Sacramento, California, and was part of Kiss Concert '09 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. They played at Kiss The Summer Hello 2009 at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York, June 3, 2009. 3OH!3 joined the Warped Tour once again in 2009. In summer 2009 they appeared at the Reading/Leeds festivals in the UK. They performed between award presentations at the MTV Video Music Awards 2009 on September 13.
The duo was featured in a 14-page photo spread in Cliché Magazine's "Green Issue" in August 2009. They released a remix of their second hit single, "Starstrukk," featuring Katy Perry digitally on September 8, 2009. It was a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Finland and Poland. A new song, "Follow Me Down", was written for the compilation album for the film Alice in Wonderland with Neon Hitch. The pair also supported All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, Third Eye Blind, and LMFAO on The Bamboozle Roadshow 2010.
Prior to the release of Streets of Gold, 30H!3 was featured on the track "Hey" by Lil Jon on his album, Crunk Rock in 2010. They were also featured on the Kesha song "Blah Blah Blah", which peaked at number seven on the Billboard singles chart. On February 5, 2010, it was announced that Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 would be embarking on a co-headlining tour called The Too Fast for Love Tour featuring labelmates I Fight Dragons. The two-month tour covered more than 25 cities, including a date in their home state of Colorado.
2009–10: Streets of Gold
On August 31, 2010 retired professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page filed a lawsuit against 3OH!3 for copyright infringement of his trademarked "Diamond Cutter" hand gesture. Page previously filed a similar lawsuit against rapper Jay-Z in 2005, which resulted in Page dropping the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount of money.
The song "I Know How to Say" was used in a trailer for the animated Disney film "Mars Needs Moms" as well as being featured in commercials for the new movie Paul. It was announced in late December 2010 that the duo will be appearing on the CW series Hellcats and performing on it their hit single 'My First Kiss', with Ashley Tisdale performing Ke$ha's parts.
2011- 2013: Omens
On February 20, 2011 Nathaniel Motte released a statement that they are working on a fourth studio album.
On May 27, 2011, 3OH!3 announced the title and a teaser of the artwork of the song, "Robot". The first time they performed "Robot" live was May 26, 2011 in Norwich, UK. The duo released their new single "Robot" on iTunes June 28.
Cliché Magazine interviewed the duo on future plans and talked of the fourth studio and the fan submissions for the then-upcoming "Robot" video.
On December 13, 2011, 3OH!3 released the first of three previously unreleased songs, "Bang Bang" on iTunes. "Dirty Mind" followed a week later on December 20, 2011, and the last, "Set You Free", the most successful of the three, was released on December 27, 2011. The group then announced that "Do or Die" would be on the upcoming album, and it was also released on YouTube. On June 25, 2012 Nathaniel announced via Twitter the title of the album to be Omens and said it would be released in the Fall of 2012. On July 9, 2012 Sean Foreman announced the release of the first official single from the album, "You're Gonna Love This", which was released the following day. During a live Ustream chat on the ninth, Foreman also announced songs from the album including: "Black Hole", "Hungover", "Back to Life", and "2 Girlfriends". During a live stream on Google+, Nat exposed a release date for the upcoming album, which was then October 30, 2012. On September 24, 2012 Nathaniel announced via Twitter that the album would be released on December 24, 2012. On November 8, 2012 Nathaniel stated on Twitter that the new song "Youngblood" would be released on November 13, 2012. Nathaniel later announced that fans would have longer to wait for Omens to be released and apologized for the delay. He also announced that 3OH!3 were back in the studio making new songs. On December 18, the single "Do or Die" was released to iTunes. On February 11, Nathaniel and Sean posted on their Facebook page: "March and June - important months for 3OH!3 this year!" They are playing at Warped Tour in June. According to their website, the new release date is now set for June 18, 2013. The third single from the album, entitled "Back To Life", was made available to stream on 3OH!3's website on March 3, 2013 and was made available for download on March 5.
On March 17 they appeared with Ke$ha on American Idol performing "Blah, Blah, Blah." On August 6, 2014 3OH!3 released a statement that they are working on a fifth studio album. The band also collaborated with Blues Traveler on their Blow up the Moon Album and Blow up the Moon Music video.
In 2013, they interviewed for Contrast Magazine, which was released on March 14, 2016.
2015-present: Night Sports
Throughout 2015 the duo had been hinting about new music over social media, but never gave specific dates. On November 7, 2015 Sean Foreman posted a tweet, suggesting fans to add his Snapchat as he would be posting behind the scenes videos of a new music video throughout the day.
On December 4, 2015 3OH!3 released a single, presumably the first from a new album, titled "My Dick". The duo announced the new song via Twitter, linking fans to the music video that Sean had mentioned in November. The only prior hint of its release was a tweet from Nat on December 1, 2015 which was deleted almost immediately after it had been posted.
On March 3, 2016 Nat and Sean revealed the title of the upcoming album, Night Sports, on a Facebook live stream. Sean also announced the title to his Twitter followers shortly after. They also announced another single, "Mad At You", which was released in a music video the same night. As of now the release date is May 13, 2016. "BASMF" was released on March 17, 2016.
On March 22, 2016 the duo announced they'd be playing dates on the Vans Warped Tour on a live broadcast from the Warped Tour's YouTube channel.
The fourth single from Night Sports, "Hear Me Now", was released April 14, 2016 on 3OH!3's YouTube channel.
The album was released on May 13, 2016 as initially announced.
On July 27, 2016, "Freak Your Mind" was released on Fueled By Ramen's YouTube channel.
|2009||MTVU Spring Break|
|2009||MTV Video Music Awards|
|2010||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno|
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