The English-Irish pop boy band One Direction became a global phenomenon after competing on The X Factor in 2010. The band came in third place, but was soon signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records. After the release of Midnight Memories, One Direction became the first band in the U.S. Billboard 200’s history to have their first three albums debut at number one. One Direction just ended their Where We Are Tour, and has already announced their next tour, On the Road Again.
Paramore released its debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, and its second album Riot! in 2007, which was certified platinum in the U.S. and Ireland. Fall Out Boy achieved double platinum status with their 2005 breakthrough From Under the Cork Tree album. The bands most recently co-headlined the Monementour Tour in support of their latest albums, Save Rock and Roll and Paramore.
Paul Simon came to fame as one half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. Simon has earned twelve Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, better known by his stage name Sting, is a world-renowned musician, singer-songwriter, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He has received sixteen Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and much more notable recognition. The duo co-headlined their On Stage Together Tour in early 2014, and just announced plans to continue the tour in Europe in 2015.
Alecia Beth Moore, better known by her stage name Pink, rose to fame as an R&B artist with her debut solo album, Can’t Take Me Home. The album was certified double platinum in the U.S., and created two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits – There You Go and Most Girls. VH1 ranked her number one on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year in 2013. Most recently, Pink was on her The Truth About Love Tour promoting her sixth studio album.
From 2000-2010, Rascal Flatts recorded for Disney Music Group’s Lyric Street Records. During that time, they released seven albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the RIAA. Their studio albums have produced twenty-six singles, all of which charted Top 20 or higher on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including twelve that reached number one. Rascal Flatts in currently on The Rewind Tour, in support of their ninth studio album, Rewind.