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Hoobastank is an American rock band formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California.
In December 2023, Hoobastank will celebrate 20 years since the release of their sophomore album The Reason. The album took the band to even greater heights following the success of their 2001 debut Hoobastank, which featured hit singles “Crawling In The Dark,” “Running Away,” and “Remember Me,” all of which have since been certified RIAA platinum. The Reason album featured the massively successful single of the same name “The Reason,” which helped solidify the band as a household name. “The Reason'' went 4x platinum and racked up quite a few #1 chart positions along the way, while the album went 2x platinum. “The Reason” has nearly 4 billion streams/views which has helped lead the way to the band’s catalog reaching the 5 billion mark across all DSPs. The official music video for “The Reason" just hit a major milestone of 1 billion views on YouTube, elevating the band into the exclusive billions club among some other great artists.
In Recent years, Hoobastank has had a resurgence back into the mainstream through TikTok and hit TV shows. The viral success of the #NotAPerfectPerson trend on TikTok brought new attention to the hit single: the hashtag currently has over 957 million views and the song has been used in over 249k posts. When Netflix's hit show Beef gained major popularity in 2023, the show featured Hoobastank's "The Reason,” which resulted in the song re-entering the iTunes Rock charts and appearing on Shazam's US Top 200, the most Shazamed tracks in the United States. Because of this mainstream attention and a newer generation of music fans finding the catalog of the band, they are clocking in at over 9 million monthly listeners and 2 million followers on Spotify. “Crawling in The Dark” has 125 million streams on the platform, while “The Reason” has over 900 million and is well on its way to hitting 1 Billion. In 2023 alone, Hoobastank’s catalog achieved 234M streams on Spotify.
The band looks forward to continuing their success in the years to come while also celebrating what they have accomplished so far. They are hitting the road again in 2024 and hope to see all of their fans in person at a show sometime soon.