Flipsyde

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Flipsyde
Flipsyde we the people album.jpg
Album cover for "We the People", Flipsyde's most successful album to date.
Background information
OriginOakland, California, United States
GenresRap rock, alternative hip hop, acoustic hip hop, alternative rock
Years active2003 -present
Associated actsAkon
WebsiteFlipsyde.com
MembersSteve Knight
Dave Lopez
The Piper

Flipsyde is an American alternative hip hop group from Oakland, California.

Career[edit]

Flipsyde currently consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Steve Knight, lead guitarist Dave Lopez, and rapper The Piper (Jinho Ferreira). Their 2005 debut album, We the People, was released by Interscope Records and featured the singles "Happy Birthday" and "Someday", with the latter chosen as a theme song by NBC for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games,[1] and appeared on the soundtrack for the 2008 film Never Back Down.[2].

Flipsyde's 2008 followup album, State of Survival, featured production by Akon[3] and a minor hit in "When It Was Good", but the record did not chart. The group was subsequently dropped by Interscope Records. Flipsyde released two EP's independently in 2011 and 2012. The group is currently working on a new project together.

Beyond Flipsyde[edit]

Ferreira is a graduate of San Francisco State University and has written two unproduced screenplays,[4] one of which won a screenwriting prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2009.[5]

Past Members[edit]

  • DJ D-Sharp (Derrick Robinson), a founding member of Flipsyde, departed after the release of We the People.
  • Chantelle Paige joined the group for the album State of Survival. After the album she moved on to pursue a solo career.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart position Sales and certifications
US US Heat.
2005 We the People
  • Released: July 12, 2005
  • Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
  • Format: CD
- 43
  • RIAA: —
  • WW Sales: — 62,000[6]
2009 State of Survival
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
  • Format: CD
- -

EPs[edit]

Year Title Chart position Sales and certifications
US US Heat.
2011 The Phoenix
  • Released: July 26, 2011
  • Label: Flipsyde Music
  • Format: CD and digital download
- -
  • RIAA: —
  • WW Sales: –
2012 Tower of Hollywood
  • Released: September 11, 2012
  • Label: Flipsyde Music
  • Format: CD and digital download
- -
  • RIAA: —
  • WW Sales: –

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The Pen and The Sword (2005)
  • Focus (2011)
  • Ignite (2012)
  • Gift (2012)
  • Transform (2012)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US CAN
FIN
AUT
[7]
SWE
GER
SWI
[8]
PL
[9]
DAN SK
[10]
2005 "Someday" 10 28 10 We the People
2006 "Happy Birthday" 10 3 4 11 3 59
"Trumpets (Never Be The Same Again)" 26 86
"Angel" 69 8
2008 "Champion" State of Survival
2009 "When It Was Good" 92 7 42 9 35 31
"A Change"
2011 "Act Like A Cop Did It" The Phoenix
"Livin' It Up"
2012 "One More Trip" Tower of Hollywood
2013 "Believe"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paoletta, Michael (January 14, 2006). "Making the Band: Rocking the Winter Games". Billboard, p.14. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Never Back Down (2008) Soundtrack and Complete List of Songs". What-song. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  3. ^ Crosley, Hillary (November 29, 2008). "Konvict Breakouts". Billboard, p. 21. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (December 16, 2016). "Sundance Screenwriters Lab Unveils 15 Writers It Will Support". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Staff (April 24, 2009). "TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF 2009 TRIBECA ALL ACCESS CREATIVE PROMISE AWARDS". TribecaFilm.com. Archived from the original on November 11, 2009.
  6. ^ Crosley, Hillary (November 29, 2008). "Konvict Breakouts". Billboard, p. 21. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Discographie Tokio Hotel" (in German). AustrianCharts.at. Retrieved January 5, 2009.
  8. ^ "Discographie Tokio Hotel" (in Swiss). HitParade.ch. Retrieved January 5, 2009.
  9. ^ "UK Singles Chart". The Official Charts Company. January 11, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  10. ^ "Rádio Top 100 Oficiálna". IFPI.

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