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Musso performing with Metro Station in 2007
|Birth name||Mason Tyler Musso|
March 17, 1989 |
Dallas, Texas, US
|Origin||Burbank, California, US|
|Genres||Pop rock, emo, alternative rock, synthpop, electro|
|Occupation(s)||Vocalist, guitarist, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar|
|Associated acts||Metro Station, Trace Cyrus|
Mason Tyler Musso (born March 17, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his part in the band Metro Station with Trace Cyrus. Musso is the older brother of actor Mitchel Musso of Hannah Montana fame.
Mason Tyler Musso was born to Katherine (née Moore) and Samuel Musso in Dallas, Texas on March 17, 1989. Soon after, his family moved to Rockwall, Texas. He has two younger brothers, Mitchel and Marc, who are both actors. In 2006, Mitchel landed the role of Oliver Oken on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, causing the Musso family to move to Burbank, California.
Beginnings and Metro Station: 2006–2010
Mason Musso met Trace Cyrus, the older brother of actress and musician Miley Cyrus, on the set of Miley's television show, Hannah Montana. Soon afterward, the two formed the band Metro Station with Blake Healy and Anthony Improgo. The group released songs on Myspace and soon signed a record deal with Columbia/Red Ink. The band released its first self-titled album on April 22, 2008. This album included the single "Shake It", which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, it charted in the top ten in eight countries outside the United States (#2 in Australia, #4 in Canada and the Republic of Ireland, #6 in the United Kingdom, #8 in Japan and #9 in Austria, Germany and New Zealand). The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 13, 2008 and later Platinum that year, finally reaching 2x Platinum status at the end of January 2009.
Breakup and solo project: 2010–2011
The band went on and recorded a song for the feature-length film Alice in Wonderland, titled "Where's My Angel". In March 2010, after a number of personal disputes between Musso and Cyrus the band went into indefinite hiatus. Metro Station officially disbanded when it was announced both Musso and Cyrus were working on solo projects.
Return of Metro Station: 2011–present
On May 31, 2011, Musso released a track "Ain't So High" on YouTube after acquiring the rights to the Metro Station name. On July 20, 2011, Musso announced he was working on a new Metro Station record with help from former members Blake Healy and Anthony Improgo. On September 25, 2011, Musso released a second song, "Closer and Closer" on SoundCloud and YouTube with Blake Healy.
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