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Good Charlotte Biography


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Birth Place: Maryland, United States
Years Active: 1996-present
Genres: Pop Punk, Alternative Rock, Power Pop


Good Charlotte are an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed on April 1, 1996. They took their name from the children's book “Good Charlotte: The Girls of Good Day Orphanage” written by Carol Beach York.

Good Charlotte released their self-titled debut album, “Good Charlotte,” in September 2000 with the single "Little Things" which peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Three more singles were released from the album, "The Motivation Proclamation", "The Click" and "Festival Song".

Their second album “The Young and the Hopeless” was released in 2002. The album produced five singles; "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous", "The Anthem", "Girls & Boys", "The Young and the Hopeless" and "Hold On". The album went on to receive a triple platinum certification from the RIAA.

In October 2004, the band released their third studio album “The Chronicles of Life and Death.” Singles released from the album include, "Predictable," "I Just Wanna Live,” "The Chronicles of Life and Death" and "We Believe.”

Their fourth album, “Good Morning Revival,” was released in March 2007 and produced the singles, "The River,” "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" and "Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Want to Be in Love)."

Their fifth album, “Cardiology,” will be released on November 2, 2010. The first two singles from the album are "Like It's Her Birthday", and "Counting the Days".

Good Charlotte's songs and albums have received recognition at the MTV Australia Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards. "The Anthem," the second single from the band's second album “The Young and the Hopeless,” was awarded the "Best Rock Video" award from the MTV Video Music Awards Japan and the "Peoples Choice: Favorite International Group" award from the MuchMusic Video Awards. The band itself has received awards including "Fave International Band" at the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards, "Best International Group" at the NRJ Music Awards, and "Best International Rock Act" at the TMF Awards.