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Why Don't We
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Why Don't We at B96 Jingle Bash 2018 in Chicago, Illinois
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singers
Years active2016–present
LabelsAtlantic Records
Websitewhydontwemusic.com
Members
  • Jonah Marais
  • Corbyn Besson
  • Daniel Seavey
  • Jack Avery
  • Zach Herron

Why Don't We (commonly abbreviated as WDW) is an American pop band. Assembled on September 27, 2016, the band has five members: Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery, Corbyn Besson, Zach Herron, and Jonah Marais. Each of the members had solo careers prior to joining the group. Daniel Seavey was in the top 12 in season 14 of American Idol, which he accomplished at the age of 14 years old, making him the youngest finalist of that season. The band has toured with many artists such as Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, and the Chainsmokers.

Career

2016–present

The band originally formed on September 27, 2016, and announced it the next day via their YouTube account.[1] Since then, the band has released five EPs and five singles and they released their first album on August 31, 2018, 8 Letters.

On October 7, 2016, the group released their debut single "Taking You," a track from their debut EP, Only the Beginning, which was released on November 25 of the same year. Their second EP, Something Different, was released on April 21, 2017. Its title track was released as the lead single the same day. They released their third EP, Why Don't We Just, on June 2, 2017.[2] They finished their "Something Different" tour around the United States. Another single, "These Girls" was released on August 29, 2017.

They have appeared in vlogs from YouTuber and friend, Logan Paul.[3] Logan Paul has directed three music videos for the band, one involving their collaboration "Help Me Help You." The band has made various appearances on Logan Paul's daily vlogs. They have also helped Logan Paul on a diss track directed at Paul's brother, Jake Paul, titled "The Fall of Jake Paul". On November 23, 2017, they released a holiday EP, A Why Don't We Christmas.

Members

  • Jack Avery (Jack Robert Avery), from Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, born July 1, 1999.[4]
  • Corbyn Besson (Corbyn Matthew Besson), born in Dallas, Texas, from Fairfax, Virginia, born November 25, 1998.[4]
  • Zach Herron (Zachary Dean Herron), from Dallas, Texas, born May 27, 2001.[4]
  • Jonah Marais (Jonah Marais Roth Frantzich), from Stillwater, Minnesota, born June 16, 1998.[4]
  • Daniel Seavey (Daniel James Seavey), from Portland, Oregon, born April 2, 1999.[4]

Discography

Albums

List of albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peaks Sales
US
[5]
AUS
[6]
BEL
(FL)

[7]
CAN
[8]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[10]
UK
[11]
8 Letters 9 10 21 15 17 38 25

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details, chart positions
Title Details Peaks
US
[5]
US
Heat.

[14]
NZ
Heat.

[15]
Only the Beginning
  • Released: November 25, 2016
  • Label: Signature
  • Format: Digital download
5
Something Different
  • Released: April 21, 2017
  • Label: Signature
  • Format: Digital download
6
Why Don't We Just
  • Released: June 2, 2017[2]
  • Label: Signature
  • Format: Digital download
2
Invitation[16]
  • Released: September 26, 2017
  • Label: Signature
  • Format: Digital download
113 2 7
A Why Don't We Christmas[17]
  • Released: November 23, 2017
  • Label: Signature
  • Format: Digital download
1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[18]
US
Pop

[19]
CAN
[20]
NZ
Heat.

[21]
"Taking You" 2016 Only the Beginning
"Nobody Gotta Know"
"Just to See You Smile"
"Free"
"You and Me at Christmas" A Why Don't We Christmas
"Something Different" 2017 22 33 Something Different
"Why Don't We Just" Why Don't We Just
"These Girls" 4 82 Non-album singles
"Trust Fund Baby"[22] 2018 20 30
"Hooked" 22 8 8 Letters
"Talk"[23] 18
"8 Letters"[24] 14 27
"Big Plans"[25] 2019 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

As a featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[18]
AUS
[26]
"Help Me Help You"
(Logan Paul featuring Why Don't We)
2017 5 90 Non-album single

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"The Fall of Jake Paul"
(Logan Paul featuring
Why Don't We)
2017 Non-album single

Music videos

Song Year Other artist(s) Director Ref
"Taking You"
2016
None
Steven Taylor
[27]
"Nobody Gotta Know"
2017
Logan Paul
[28]
"Something Different"
[29]
"Help Me Help You"
Logan Paul
[3]
"The Fall of Jake Paul"
Sebastian A. Guerra
[30]
"These Girls"
None
Eli Sokhn & Logan Paul
[31]
"Trust Fund Baby"
2018
Jason Koenig
[32]
"Hooked"
Eli Sokhn
[33]
"Talk"
[34]
"8 Letters"
[35]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Push Why Don't We Nominated [36]

Bravo Otto - Super band (Winner) Radio Disney music awards 2018 Best push artist ( nominated) Radio Disney music awards 2018 best song to lipsync to ( nominated) EMA 2018 Best push artist (nominated)

References

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  2. ^ a b "Why Don't We Just - EP by Why Don't We on Apple Music". Apple Music. Apple Inc. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Logan Paul – Help Me Help You ft. Why Don't We [Official Video]". YouTube. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e "PEOPLE Explains: All About Hot New Boy Band Why Don't We". People. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
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  11. ^ "WHY DON'T WE | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Rincón, Alessandra (August 9, 2018). "Why Don't We Announce Debut Album '8 Letters'". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith (September 9, 2018). "Eminem Earns Ninth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Kamikaze'". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Why Don't We Chart History: Heatseekers". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  15. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 2, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  16. ^ "Invitation – EP by Why Don't We on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "A Why Don't We Christmas – EP by Why Don't We on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Why Don't We Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  19. ^ "Why Don't We – Chart History: Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Why Don't We – Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  22. ^ "Trust Fund Baby – Single by Why Don't We on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  23. ^ "Talk – Single by Why Don't We on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  24. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". All Access. October 13, 2018. Archived from the original on September 30, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  25. ^ "‎Big Plans – Single by Why Don't We on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  26. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #424". auspOp. June 10, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  27. ^ "'Taking You' Official Music Video • Why Don't We". YouTube. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  28. ^ "Nobody Gotta Know – Why Don't We [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  29. ^ "Something Different – Why Don't We [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  30. ^ "The Fall Of Jake Paul Feat. Why Don't We (Official Video) #TheSecondVerse". YouTube. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  31. ^ "These Girls – Why Don't We [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  32. ^ "Trust Fund Baby - Why Don't We [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Atlantic Records. Archived from the original on March 2, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  33. ^ "Hooked – Why Don't We [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  34. ^ "Talk - Why Don't We [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  35. ^ "8 Letters - Why Don't We [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  36. ^ "Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Post Malone Lead 2018 MTV EMA Nominees". Billboard. October 4, 2018.