The success of Colorado based electronic pop duo 3OH!3 can be attributed to their relentless hustle. Formed in 2004 by Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte, 3OH!3 released their self-titled independent debut in 2007. The album’s success led to the group being signed to Atlantic’s Photo Finish Records imprint which released the group’s second album, 2008’s Want. That record contained “Don’t Trust Me,” the inescapable bad guy anthem that would prove to be the group’s breakthrough single.
“Don’t Trust Me” was not only certified triple platinum, it pushed Want to #2 on Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums. The group parlayed that success into securing big time corporate work, such as composing the theme song to the 22nd season of MTV’s hit reality show The Real World and penning a new anthem for the Colorado Rockies. Eager to build up a strong fan base, the group signed up for every stop on the 2008 Warped Tour and kept up their rigorous schedule by headlining the 2009 Alternative Press Tour. The band upped their national profile that same year by playing interstitial music at MTV Video Music Awards.
3OH!3 closed out 2009 by releasing a remix of their song “Starstukk” which featured a guest vocal from pop superstar Katy Perry. The song became a huge international hit and went double platinum in Australia and gold in the U.K. The group followed up that collaborative success by teaming with Lil Jon on his Billboard Top 100 track “Hey” and Kesha on her double platinum single “Blah Blah Blah” in 2010. Not content to rest on their laurels, the group embarked on a tour with fellow electro pop band Cobra Starship.
In June of 2010, the group released their third album Streets of Gold. Though the record had a mixed critical reception, it debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and the single “My First Kiss” achieved gold certification in the U.S. Though their fourth album, 2013’s low-selling Omens, was repeatedly delayed, the band kept fans happy by touring continuously from 2011 to 2013. The group also kept their name in the conversation by making an appearance on American Idol and contributing a song to the Iron Man 3 soundtrack. In keeping with band’s diehard work ethic, the group will be touring through the summer of 2014 because for 3OH!3, too much is never enough.