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Lit Biography

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Birth Place: Orange County, California, United States
Years Active: 1989–present
Genres: Glam Metal, Post-grunge, Alternative Rock, Pop Punk, Punk Rock

Lit is an Alternative Rock band, based in Fullerton, California. The band was formed in 1989 under the name Razzle. A few years later, the group changed its name to Stain, but due to another band owning the name, they changed their name to Lit in 1996.

Their first release as Lit was the 1996 EP, “Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit” via the Malicious Vinyl label. In the spring of 1997 the group released “Tripping the Light Fantastic" again on Malicious Vinyl, went out of business shortly after “Tripping The Light Fantastic” was released.

They signed with RCA Records in 1998 and shot to stardom with the platinum album, “A Place in the Sun,” which peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Released in 1999, “A Place In The Sun” yielded the hit single, “My Own Worst Enemy,” which held the #1 position on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for three months, and received a Billboard Music Award for best modern rock song of 1999. It was followed by “Zip-Lock” and “Miserable,” the latter of which was among the Top 10 most played songs of 2000.

Lit followed up “A Place in the Sun” with the 2001 release of “Atomic” which gave the band another Alternative Top 10 hit with “Lipstick And Bruises.” “Atomic” peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200. The group was released from their contract with RCA Records in late 2002.

In 2004 the band released their independently produced self-titled album, “Lit.” The album peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and peaked at #113 on the Billboard 200. The album’s lead single, “Looks Like They Were Right” was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.