The Last Goodnight - Pictures of You
"Pictures of You" peaked at #70 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 but the band's other songs failed to chart. The Last Goodnight were later dropped from their recording compay after a short tour. Only lead vocals Kurtis John has continued on with his career in the music industry.
The All American Rejects - It Ends Tonight
"It Ends Tonight" peaked at #8 on the U.S. Billboard 200, although their next single "Gives You Hell" reached an even higher spot at #4. The All American Rejects have released two albums since, and although none of their singles have charted with the same success, their albums have sold decently and received mixed - positive reviews.
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
"Chasing Cars" sold 2.5 million digital downloads in the U.S. and remain one of Snow Patrol's most successful singles. Two other songs "Signal Fire" and "Take Back the City" also did pretty well. Since then, Snow Patrol have released two more albums which have charted at #2 and #3 in the U.K.
Elliot Yamin - Wait For You
Elliot Yamin placed third on the fifth season of American Idol. "Wait for You" peaked at #13 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and his album was one of the best debuts coming from an independent label. He later released Fight for Love and then Gather 'Round/Let's Get to What's Real in 2012. Gather 'Round was released in Japan, while Let's Get to What's Real was the American version.
Paula DeAnda - Walk Away (Remember Me)
"Walk Away (Remember Me)" was from Paula DeAnda's debut album and reached #18 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Before releasing her second album, she was dropped from her label. In 2014, she successfully auditioned for The Voice but was eliminated from Blake's team during the first battleround. At least she's only 24 yrs old, maybe she can get another chance at the spotlight.
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
"Hey There Delilah" reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and stayed there for two weeks. Their other songs "1,2,3,4" and "Rhythm of Love" also reached platinum. Plain White T's have released two more albums since 2006, and are possibly releasing their seventh studio album "American Nights" this year after being delayed.
The Fray - How To Save A Life
This song is the band's highest charting song and was used on shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs. It peaked in the top 3 in the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there at 58 consecutive weeks. The Fray's "You Found Me" in 2008 also sold 3x Platinum. They recently released their fourth studio album Helios earlier this year.
Hellogoodbye - Here (In Your Arms)
The single "Here (In Your Arms" entered the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #14. They released their second album Would It Kill You? in 2010 and their third album Everything is Debatable in 2013. Since 2006, all of the original members of the band have left/been replaced except for lead vocals Forrest Kline.
Boys Like Girls - The Great Escape
Their first two albums Boys Like Girls and Love Drunk sold pretty well. Their singles "The Great Escape", "Love Drunk", and "Two is Better Than One" with Taylor Swift all charted in the top 10 in US Pop Top 40 chart. The band took a hiatus and later came back with their third album Crazy World, where only one single was released and failed to chart.
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
After their album Demon Days in 2005, Gorillaz released two more, Plastic Beach and The Fall which have not sold as well. The group is currently on hiatus, I think.
source: me and wikipedia :), bobborst
mid 00s nostalgia post?