Hot Chelle Rae

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Hot Chelle Rae
Hot Chelle Rae on Walmart Risers.jpg
The members from left to right: Ian Keaggy, Ryan Follesé, Nash Overstreet, and Jamie Follesé
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active2005–2014, 2018-present
LabelsRCA, Jive
  • Ryan Follesé
  • Nash Overstreet
  • Jamie Follesé
Past members
  • Ian Keaggy

Hot Chelle Rae (/ˌhɒt ˌʃɛl ˈr/ HOT SHEL RAY) is an American rock band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005. The band consisted of Ryan Follesé (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nash Overstreet (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Jamie Follesé (drums). Their debut album, Lovesick Electric, was released on October 27, 2009.[1] They gained widespread attention for their 2011 double platinum single, "Tonight Tonight". Another single, "I Like It Like That", peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.


2005–2011: Early years[edit]

In 2005, childhood friends Ryan Follese and Nash Overstreet decided to form a band. Dubbing themselves Miracle Drug, they began releasing songs and playing shows with Nash's childhood friend Ian Keaggy on bass. Miracle Drug released the EP "Masquerade" featuring several of their demos. Ryan's younger brother Jamie replaced Gibbs in mid-2005. The band changed their name to Hot Chelle Rae and in 2008, they signed to Jive Records. The following year, the band released their debut single, "I Like to Dance". In October 2009, the band's first album, Lovesick Electric, was released, with the band going on a world tour to support it during 2010 and 2011.

2011–2012: Whatever and touring[edit]

In 2011, the band released their single "Tonight Tonight" which hit the Billboard Top 10. Their second single "I Like It Like That" was released in November 2011 and featured a verse from the rapper duo New Boyz. They released their second studio album, Whatever on November 29, 2011. It reached number 48 on the US Billboard 200, 25 in Australia and 21 in New Zealand. "Honestly" was released as the third and final single from the album in March 2012. In March 2012, the band supported Taylor Swift on the Australian and New Zealand legs of her "Speak Now World Tour".[2][3]

In mid-2012, the band toured with Demi Lovato. The band toured Australia and New Zealand through October to November with their "Whatever World Tour". British singer Cher Lloyd supported the band on this leg of the tour,[4] along with Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer and New Zealand boyband Titanium.[5] In November 2012, they released their cover of "Jingle Bell Rock" with some material added to it.

2013–2014: "Recklessly" and hiatus[edit]

Hot Chelle Rae premiered a new single, "Hung Up" on January 25, 2013. It was officially released on February 12, 2013. The band also announced that their new EP would be released in early 2014 as well as a new single. On October 31, 2013, Ian Keaggy announced that he would no longer be a part of Hot Chelle Rae.[6] That same day, Hot Chelle Rae released the unofficial version of "Recklessly" for the fans. On February 7, 2014, the band released their new single, "Don't Say Goodnight". Hot Chelle Rae have continued to tour the US throughout the year. On October 1, 2014, Hot Chelle Rae released "Recklessly". The album contained "Hung Up", "Don't Say Goodnight", "Recklessly", and two other singles. In December 2018, the band announced live via Instagram that they they were to release a whole new album.

As of 2017, Hot Chelle Rae has been inactive.

Musical style[edit]

Hot Chelle Rae's musical style has mainly been described as dance-rock,[7][8] pop rock,[9][10][11] alternative rock[11] and pop.[8][12]

Band members[edit]

Current members

  • Ryan Keith Follesé – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard (2005–2014)[13]
  • Nash Linden Miller Overstreet – lead guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer (2005–2014)[14]
  • Jamie Christopher Follesé – drums, percussion (2005–2014)[13]

Former members

  • Ian Sebastian Keaggy – bass guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar (2005–2013)[15]


As Miracle Drug[edit]

  • Masquerade (c. 2005)

As Hot Chelle Rae[edit]

Concert tours[edit]

  • Whatever World Tour[16] (October 2012)


  1. ^ "LOVESICK ELECTRIC | The Official Hot Chelle Rae Site". Hot Chelle Rae. October 27, 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "The Official Hot Chelle Rae Site - Previous Tour Dates". Hot Chelle Rae. Archived from the original on October 4, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Hot Hits Live From LA". Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Hot Chelle Rae To Tour Australia With Cher Lloyd". The Hot Hits. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "5 Seconds Of Summer Join Hot Chelle Rae's Australian Tour".
  6. ^ Jenn (October 31, 2013). "Ian Keaggy Leaves Hot Chelle Rae". Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  7. ^ Friskics-Warren, Bill (November 29, 2011). "Hot Chelle Rae's 'Whatever': Light dance-rock songs". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Leahey, Andrew. "Hot Chelle Rae – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  9. ^ Carolyn Giannini (May 17, 2011). "Rain or Shine: 107.9 The End presents Endfest 2011". Sacramento Press. Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  10. ^ Brian Mansfield (May 27, 2011). "On the Verge: Hot Chelle Rae". USA Today. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Hot Chelle Rae". Sputnik.
  12. ^ "Hot Chelle Rae Heats Up With Sophomore Set, T-Swift Tour". Billboard.
  13. ^ a b "Tribute talks to newest pop sensation Hot Chelle Rae". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  14. ^ "Overstreet, Nash Linden Miller". Repertoire.bmi. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "Tribute talks to newest pop sensation Hot Chelle Rae". Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  16. ^ The Hot Hits (September 12, 2012). "5 Seconds of Summer Join Hot Chelle Rae's Australian Tour". Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2012.

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