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Jimmy Eat World Biography

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Birth Place: Mesa, Arizona, United States
Years Active: 1993–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Emo, Pop Punk, Power Pop

Jimmy Eat World is an American alternative rock band from Mesa, Arizona, formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

Jimmy Eat World released their debut EP in 1994, titled “One, Two, Three, Four.” Their debut self-titled studio album, “Jimmy Eat World,” was released later that year, both on Wooden Blue Records.

They signed to Capitol Records and released “Static Prevails” in 1996, in the meantime they created a series of split releases with other bands, including Less Than Jake, Sense Field and Mineral.

In 1999, Jimmy Eat World released their third album, “Clarity,” it peaked at number 47 in the German Singles Chart and number 30 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.

The band's commercial breakthrough came in 2001 with the successful release of several singles from their fourth album, “Bleed American.” Four singles charted within the top 20 of the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, "The Middle" peaked at number one and "Sweetness" at number two. "The Middle" also peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Bleed American” was certified platinum in Canada, gold in the United States and silver in the United Kingdom.

In 2004, Jimmy Eat World released “Futures,” which was their first top ten album on the Billboard 200. It featured the single "Pain", their second number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and only single to be certified gold in the US.

The band's sixth album, “Chase This Light,” was released in 2007. It became the band's highest charting album, at number five on the Billboard 200.