|Origin||Orange County, California, United States|
The band comprises 'Jr. King' (Sasualei Maliga) (vocals), Mata (Taumata Grey) (guitar), Uncle Lui (Ivan Kirimaua) (bass guitar), and Big Rome (Jerome Taito) (drums). They formed while studying at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, and began recording in 2011. After releasing two EPs in 2013 (both of which were top ten hits on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart), they toured Australia and New Zealand as a support act on Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience World Tour' in 2014. They signed to Island Empire Records, who issued the 2015 EP Hits & Mrs., which peaked at number 2.
Their 2017 album Lost in Paradise received a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Reggae Album category, and topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. Their 2018 EP, One Day, reached number 2 on the chart.
- #Weontour Soundtrack EP (2013)
- Summer Anthem EP (2013)
- Hits & Mrs. EP (2015)
- Lost in Paradise (2017)
- One Day EP (2018)
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