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Sum 41 Biography


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Birth Place: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 1996–present
Genres: Pop Punk, Alternative Rock, Punk Rock


Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, active since 1996. The current members are Deryck Whibley (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Jason McCaslin (bass guitar, backing vocals), Steve Jocz (drums) and Tom Thacker (lead guitar, backing vocals).

In 1999, the band signed an international record deal with Island Records and released their debut album, “All Killer No Filler” in 2001. The band achieved mainstream success with their first single "Fat Lip,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and remains the band's most successful single to date. “All Killer No Filler” was later certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the U.K.

“Does This Look Infected?” was released in 2002 and peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and at #8 on the Top Canadian Albums chart. The album was certified platinum in Canada and gold in the U.S.

“Chuck,” released in 2004, is the band's heaviest and most serious album to date, and charted at #10 on the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart. It also peaked at #2 on the Canadian Albums chart. The first single from the album was, "We're All To Blame," which peaked at #10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

They released “Underclass Hero” in 2007 which debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart, the band's highest U.S. chart position to date. It also peaked at #1 on the Canadian Albums chart and Canadian Alternative Albums chart, a first for the band on both the charts.

Their fifth studio album, “Screaming Bloody Murder,” was released in 2011. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, #31 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Canadian Albums chart. “Screaming Bloody Murder,” the title track and lead single, peaked at #7 on the Alternative Songs chart.