Hot Chelle Rae

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Hot Chelle Rae
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Hot Chelle Rae performing in 2010
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Dance-rock[1][2]
Years active 2005–present
  • RCA (2011–present)
  • Jive (2008–2011)
Associated acts Keith Follesé, Paul Overstreet, Phil Keaggy, New Boyz, Chord Overstreet, Demi Lovato, Titanium, 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Ryan Follesé
  • Nash Overstreet
  • Jamie Follesé
Past members
  • Ian Keaggy

Hot Chelle Rae (/ˌhɒt ˌʃɛl ˈr/ HOT SHEL RAY) is an American dance-rock band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005. The band consists 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.[3] They gained widespread attention for their 2011 double platinum single, "Tonight Tonight".


2005–2011: Early years[edit]

Hot Chelle Rae was formed in 2005 by singer/rhythm guitarist Ryan Follese and his childhood friend Nash Overstreet (lead guitar/backing vocals). Ian Keagy joined as the band's bassist along with Ryan's younger brother Jamie on drums. Because of all the members musical backgrounds, they were accepted a label signing in 2008 to "JIVE Records". Their debut single "I Like To Dance" dropped in mid 2009 becoming a hit. Later that year, they released their 1st album "Lovesick Electric". Having good dance riffs and poppy lyrics, they began to tour the U.S. In 2010, their released the "Bleed" EP. "Bleed" had been a previous single off of "Lovesick Electric". The EP also included a new single titled "Heart Hurts". In mid 2011, they released the single "Tonight Tonight". "Tonight Tonight" hit the bill board Top 10 and became their best song. They then released another single "I Like It Like That" which also had the voice talents of New Boyz.

2011–12: Whatever and touring[edit]

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.

On December 31, 2011, the band performed on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, performing "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That". On January 29, 2012, the band played at the nationally televised 2012 Pro Bowl pregame ceremonies at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, again performing the two tracks.[4] The group also performed "I Like It Like That" on the Hall of Game Awards on February 20, 2012. In March 2012, the band supported Taylor Swift on the Australian and New Zealand legs of her "Speak Now World Tour".[5][6] In the summer of 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,[7] along with Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer and New Zealand boyband Titanium.[8] In November, 2012, they released their cover of "Jingle Bell Rock" with some material added to it.

2013–present: Recklessly[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 third studio album 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.[9] 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 EP contained "Hung Up", "Don't Say Goodnight", "Recklessly", and 2 other singles.

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Ryan Follesé – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2005–present)
  • Nash Overstreet – lead guitar, backing vocals (2005–present)
  • Jamie Follesé – drums (2005–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Ian Keaggy – bass guitar (2005–2013)



  1. ^ Friskics-Warren, Bill (November 29, 2011). "Hot Chelle Rae's 'Whatever': Light dance-rock songs". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Hot Chelle Rae – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "LOVESICK ELECTRIC | The Official Hot Chelle Rae Site". Hot Chelle Rae. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  4. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl Calendar". ESPN 1420. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Official Hot Chelle Rae Site - Previous Tour Dates". Hot Chelle Rae. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Hot Hits Live From LA". MCM Media. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hot Chelle Rae To Tour Australia With Cher Lloyd". The Hot Hits. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  8. ^ "5 Seconds Of Summer Join Hot Chelle Rae's Australian Tour". 
  9. ^ Jenn (2013-10-31). "Ian Keaggy Leaves Hot Chelle Rae". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 

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