This Friday, we celebrate the music of Train on Feature Artist Friday.
Train formed in San Francisco in 1993. The band achieved mainstream success with their debut album Train, which was released in 1998 with the hit “Meet Virginia”. Train’s 2001 album, Drops of Jupiter contained the lead single “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”, which won two Grammy Awards in 2002. The album was certified double platinum in the United States and Canada and remains the band’s best-selling album to date.
Train’s third studio album, My Private Nation, released in 2003, was certified platinum in the United States with the hit “Calling All Angels”. In late 2009, Train released the album Save Me, San Francisco, from which the album’s three singles—the RIAA 6x Platinum-certified international hit “Hey, Soul Sister”, “If It’s Love” and “Marry Me”—reached high positions on the Billboard Hot 100 at numbers 3, 34, and 34, respectively.
In April 2012, Train released their sixth studio album titled California 37. The first single from the album, entitled “Drive By”, reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a Top 10 hit in the UK. Train released their seventh studio album titled Bulletproof Picasso in September of 2014. It reached number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and received positive reviews from critics, but only the single “Angel in Blue Jeans” entered the Billboard Top 100. In June 2016, Train released the album Train Does Led Zeppelin II, in which they covered Led Zeppelin’s second album in its entirety. The band’s tenth studio album, titled A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat, was released in January 2017. Since their debut in the music industry, Train has sold over 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide.
The only member of Train that has been part of the band’s entire journey, Pat Monahan, was born on February 28, 1969 and turns 50 this year. We celebrate Pat by putting Train in the spotlight on Feature Artist Friday.
Listen at the top of every hour for your favorites from Train on Feature Artist Friday!