Musical groups established in 2008

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  1. Falling In Reverse
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    Falling In Reverse

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    Falling in Reverse is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records. The band is led by lead singer Ronnie Radke along with lead guitarist Christian Thompson, rhythm guitarist Derek Jones, bassist Zakk Sandler and drummer Ryan Seaman. They released their debut album, The Drug In Me Is You, on July 26, 2011, which peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week of sales. "Raised by Wolves", "The Drug in Me Is You", "I'm Not a Vampire", "Good Girls Bad Guys" and "Pick Up the Phone" were all released as singles to promote the album. Their second studio album, Fashionably Late, was released on June 18, 2013, which peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200. "Alone", "Fashionably Late", "Born to Lead", and "Bad Girls Club" were released as singles to promote the album. The band released three singles, "God, If You Are Above..." , "Guillotine IV (The Final Chapter)", and "Sexy Drug", in promotion of their third album Just Like You, which was released on February 24, 2015. However, on February 17, the full album stream was uploaded to fallinginreverse.com.


  2. The Saturdays
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    The Saturdays

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    The Saturdays are a British girl group based in London, England. The group formed during the summer of 2007. The line up consists of Frankie Bridge, Una Foden, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King and Vanessa White. They were formed through Fascination Records, who gave them an instant record deal with the label as well as a sub-division of Polydor Records. As soon as the contract was finalised, the band went on tour with Girls Aloud during their Tangled Up Tour. The group's music style is pop, however throughout their career their management have experimented with dance-pop and electropop. To create this music, Ina Wroldsen, Steve Mac and Quiz & Larossi have been heavily involved.


  3. Asking Alexandria
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    Asking Alexandria

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    Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist Cameron Liddell. Lancaster and Binns later departed from the band in 2009 with Lancaster joining heavy metal band With One Last Breath. Bassist Sam Bettley joined the band that same year, and in January 2015 Worsnop departed to focus on his new band We Are Harlot and was later replaced by Denis Stoff. The band has released three studio albums and are currently in production of a fourth.


  4. New Boyz
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    New Boyz

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    The New Boyz were an American hip hop duo active from 2009-2013 jerkin' crew duo that consisted of rappers Earl "Ben J" Benjamin (born October 13, 1991) and Dominic "Legacy" Thomas (born October 12, 1991) from Hesperia, California. They debuted in summer 2009 with their viral hit, "You're a Jerk", taken from their debut studio album Skinny Jeanz and a Mic, released in September 2009. The song peaked in the top thirty of the Billboard Hot 100, and it was the first song to bring the jerkin' style to the national forefront. A second single, "Tie Me Down" featuring Ray J, was also successful and peaked in the top thirty. In May 2011, their second studio album, Too Cool to Care, was released. It includes the top 40 hits "Backseat", featuring The Cataracs and Dev, and "Better with the Lights Off" featuring Chris Brown. The New Boyz have also been featured on Hot Chelle Rae's song "I Like It Like That", which peaked at #28 on the Hot 100.


  5. The Pretty Reckless
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    The Pretty Reckless

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    The Pretty Reckless is an American rock band from New York City. The current members are Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass) and Jamie Perkins (drums).


  6. Shinee
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    Shinee

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    Shinee (/ˈʃn/ SHY-nee; Korean: 샤이니; Japanese: シャイニー; stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean contemporary boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2008. The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin. They made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Inkigayo with their single, "Replay".


  7. Selena Gomez & The Scene
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    Selena Gomez & The Scene

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    Selena Gomez & the Scene is an American electronica-inspired pop rock, electropop and dance-pop band from Hollywood, California, formed in 2008. The band consisted of lead singer Selena Gomez, bassist Joey Clement, drummer Greg Garman, keyboardist Dane Forrest, and guitarist Drew Taubenfeld. The band released three studio albums, seven singles and nine music videos. Gomez & the Scene released their debut album, Kiss & Tell on September 29, 2009. The album debuted at No. 9 on the US Billboard 200. In March 2010 the album was certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The second single from the album, "Naturally", reached the top thirty in the U.S., and the top twenty in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Germany. The song has also been certified Platinum in the U.S. and Canada. As of 2012, the album has sold over 900,000 copies in the US. Their second album, A Year Without Rain was released on September 17, 2010. Two singles were released from the album, "Round & Round" and "A Year Without Rain". The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 at No. 4. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA in January 2011. As of 2012, the album has sold over 800,000 in the U.S.


  8. Davichi
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    Davichi

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    Davichi (Hangul: 다비치) is a South Korean pop-ballad duo that consists of Lee Haeri (이해리) and Kang Minkyung (강민경). The duo was formed in 2008 by Mnet Media. Davichi was derived from the word "Davichi" which means the light to shine over the world, illustrating their voices to be spread over the world, explained by Lee Haeri during one of the episodes of Pops In Seoul.


  9. Elly Jackson
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    Elly Jackson

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    La Roux (/lɑːˈr/ lah-ROO) is an English synthpop act formed in 2006 by singer Elly Jackson and record producer Ben Langmaid. Their debut album La Roux (2009) was a critical and commercial success, winning a Grammy Award and producing hit singles such as "In for the Kill" and "Bulletproof". Recording of a follow-up album was marred by unsuccessful collaborations, the cancellation of two planned release dates, and reported conflict between the duo. Langmaid ultimately left the group, and Jackson released a second album, Trouble in Paradise, in 2014, maintaining the former duo's name.


  10. Super Junior-M
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    Super Junior-M

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    Super Junior-M, often referred to as SJ-M, is a Chinese-South Korean boy band formed in 2008 by South Korea's S.M. Entertainment. The band is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent.


  11. Girl Next Door
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    Girl Next Door

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    Girl Next Door was a Japanese pop musical trio that debuted in 2008 on the Avex Trax label. The band consists of vocalist Chisa, guitarist Yuji Inoue and Daisuke Suzuki on keyboard. On September 3, the group's fifth anniversary, the band formally announced plans to dissolve Girl Next Door within the year. Their final performance as a group was held at SHIBUYA-AX on December 8, 2013.


  12. Fun.
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    Fun.

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    Fun (stylized as fun.) is an American indie band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff, of Anathallo and Steel Train respectively. Fun has released two albums: Aim and Ignite in August 2009 and Some Nights in February 2012.


  13. School Gyrls
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    School Gyrls

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    FOREVER (formerly known as School Gyrls) was an American girl group formed in 2008. They were signed to Nick Cannon's NCredible Entertainment. The group starred in an eponymous movie that premiered on Nickelodeon on February 21, 2010. The group's self-titled debut album was released on March 23, 2010. The album peaked at number 118 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and was preceded by the singles "Something Like a Party" and "Get Like Me". After the commercial success of their film and their single "Something Like A Party", the girls released another movie called "A Very School Gyrls Holla-Day", which was followed with a second studio album of the same name. Shortly after this, two of the group's original members Mandy Rain and Jacque Pyles, decided to leave to pursue respective solo careers. They were replaced by Brittany Oaks and Natalie Aguero.


  14. Swedish House Mafia
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    Swedish House Mafia

    804 views

    Swedish House Mafia was a Swedish electronic dance music supergroup consisting of disc jockeys and producers Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso. The group officially formed in late 2008. The supergroup placed at number ten on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll 2011 and have been called "the faces of mainstream progressive house music." In the DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll 2012 they were ranked at number twelve. On June 24, 2012, the group announced via their website that they would split up after embarking on "One Last Tour," which ended at Ultra Miami 2013 on March 24, 2013.


  15. Kevin Woo
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    Kevin Woo

    693 views

    Kevin Woo (born November 25, 1991) is an American singer and television host. He is a member of South Korean boy band U-KISS, formed by NH Media in 2008.


  16. Brutha
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    Brutha

    879 views

    Brutha was an American R&B music group composed of five brothers, namely Anthony Harrell, Cheyenne Harrell, Grady Harrell III, Jacob Harrell and Jared Overton. The group was formed in 2002 and Brian Mcknight first introduced them on the 2003 Soul Train Holiday Special. The brothers were subsequently signed to Def Jam Records, and their self-titled debut album Brutha, was released in December 2008. Their reality show, Brothers to Brutha, documented their rise to fame. In 2011, the three eldest brothers, Grady, Anthony and Jared, left the group to pursue solo careers, leaving the remaining brothers Jacob and Cheyenne to form the duo Jake & Papa.


  17. 2PM
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    2PM

    628 views

    2PM (Hangul투피엠) is a South Korean idol group managed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Jun. K (formerly known as Junsu), Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. Former leader Jay Park officially left the group in early 2010.


  18. La Roux
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    La Roux

    616 views

    La Roux (/lɑːˈr/ lah-ROO) is an English synthpop act formed in 2006 by singer Elly Jackson and record producer Ben Langmaid. Their debut album La Roux (2009) was a critical and commercial success, winning a Grammy Award and producing hit singles such as "In for the Kill" and "Bulletproof". Recording of a follow-up album was marred by unsuccessful collaborations, the cancellation of two planned release dates, and reported conflict between the duo. Langmaid ultimately left the group, and Jackson released a second album, Trouble in Paradise, in 2014, maintaining the former duo's name.


  19. The Stunners (group)
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    The Stunners (group)

    635 views

    The Stunners were an American pop girl group, formed in Los Angeles, California in 2007. Originally the members were Allie Gonino, Hayley Kiyoko, Marisol Esparza, Kelsey Sanders and Tinashe. In July 2009, after the debut single "Bubblegum", Sanders left the group and was substituted by Lauren Hudson.


  20. Ghost
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    Ghost

    648 views

    Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. In 2010, they released a 3-track demo followed by a 7" vinyl titled "Elizabeth," and later their debut full-length album Opus Eponymous. The Grammis-nominated album was widely praised and increased their popularity significantly. Their second album and major label debut Infestissumam was released in 2013, debuted at number one in Sweden, and won the Grammis Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album. The band released their third studio album, Meliora, in 2015, to much critical acclaim and high record sales, reaching number one in their home country of Sweden and number eight in the United States.


  21. Mashrou' Leila
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    Mashrou' Leila

    400 views

    Mashrou’ Leila (Arabic: مشروع ليلى‎  sometimes transliterated as Mashrou3 Leila or Leila's Project) is a Lebanese five-member alternative rock band. The band formed in Beirut, Lebanon in 2008 as a music workshop at the American University of Beirut. The band has released three studio albums, Mashrou' Leila (2008), El Hal Romancy (2011), an EP, Raasük (2013), and Ibn El Leil (2015) while causing many controversies due to their satirical lyrics and themes.


  22. Get Scared
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    Get Scared

    487 views

    Get Scared is an American rock band from Layton, Utah. Formed in 2008, they released their first EP, Cheap Tricks and Theatrics, in 2009. Another EP, Get Scared, was released in 2010. The band's debut studio album, Best Kind of Mess, was released on July 12, 2011. Nicholas Matthews left the band to join Blacklisted Me, and the band released Cheap Tricks and Theatrics B-Sides on December 19, 2011 without any previous announcements. Matthews was replaced by Joel Faviere in 2011. The band's third EP, "Built for Blame, Laced With Shame" was released in 2012 with Faviere. Faviere was kicked out a few months after the EP's release when Matthews rejoined the band. Following Matthews' comeback, the band signed with Fearless Records and released their second full-length album, Everyone's Out To Get Me on November 11, 2013. The band's third studio album, Demons, was released on October 30, 2015, and marked a departure from the band's post-hardcore sound featured on Built for Blame and Everyone's Out to Get Me in favor of a more metalcore-like sound.


  23. The Word Alive
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    The Word Alive

    306 views

    The Word Alive is an American metalcore band from Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Formed in 2008, the band is signed to Fearless Records. Their 2009 label debut, Empire reached No. 15 on the Top Heatseekers, meeting a great amount of positive acclaim upon its release in 2009. The following year, the group recorded and released their debut full-length album, Deceiver on August 31, 2010, which reached No. 97 on the Billboard 200 and 15 on Independent Albums.


  24. Gloriana (band)
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    Gloriana (band)

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    Gloriana is an American country music group founded in 2008. It is currently composed of brothers Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin (vocals, guitar); Cheyenne Kimball, who recorded one album for Daylight Records in 2006, was the group's mandolinist until her 2011 departure, and Rachel Reinert was one of the group's vocalists until her 2016 departure. Gloriana released its debut single "Wild at Heart" in February 2009, which was a Top 15 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The group's self-titled debut album, Gloriana, was released on August 4, 2009. Their second album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind (2012), produced their first Top 10 country hit and first Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in "(Kissed You) Good Night".


  25. Rizzle Kicks
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    Rizzle Kicks

    242 views

    Rizzle Kicks is an English hip hop duo from Brighton, consisting of Jordan "Rizzle" Stephens (born (1992-01-25) 25 January 1992 (age 23)) and Harley "Sylvester" Alexander-Sule (born (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 23)). Their debut album Stereo Typical was released on 31 October 2011. As of May 2012, Rizzle Kicks have sold over 1 million singles and over 600,000 albums in the UK.


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