Posted in: News, Trivia Q & A | No Comments | October 2, 2021
Q. How did’ Foster The People’ come up with their name?
A. Mark Foster originally called his group Foster and the People, but people misheard it as “Foster the People” and Mark ended up digging the positive vibes of the name.
Foster founded the band in 2009 after spending several years in Los Angeles as a struggling musician and working as a commercial jingle writer. After Foster’s song “Pumped Up Kicks” became a viral success in 2010, the group received a record deal from Startime International and gained a fanbase through small club shows and appearances at the music festivals Coachella and South by Southwest. After releasing their debut album Torches in May 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” became a crossover hit on commercial radio in mid-2011, reaching number one on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs chart, number three on the Rock Songs chart, and number three on the Billboard Hot 100, while charting on the Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts. The group received two Grammy Award nominations for Torches and “Pumped Up Kicks”. Their second album,Supermodel, was released in March 2014.
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