Shannon Leto (/lɛtoʊ/; born March 9, 1970) is an American musician and songwriter who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for Thirty Seconds to Mars. He co-founded the band in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, with his younger brother Jared. Their debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars (2002), was released to positive reviews but only to limited success. The band achieved worldwide fame with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005). Their following releases, This Is War (2009) and Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), received further critical and commercial success. As of September 2014, the band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide.