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Three Days Grace Biography

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Birth Place: Norwood, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 1992–1997 (as Groundswell), 1997–present
Genres: Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Post-grunge

Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock/alternative metal band, formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, in 1992, under the name Groundswell. After a breakup in late 1997, the band regrouped in 1997 under its current name and with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2003, Barry Stock was recruited as the band's lead guitarist. The band is based in Toronto.

After signing to Jive Records, Three Days Grace released the self-titled ''Three Days Grace'' in 2003. To support the eponymous album, in 2003 Three Days Grace released its first single, "I Hate Everything About You" which reached #2 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album peaked at #9 on the Canadian Albums Chart and #69 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in the US by the RIAA in December 2004 and double platinum in Canada by the CRIA.

Their album titled “One-X” was released on June 13, 2006, and was guitarist Barry Stock's recorded debut. “One-X” peaked at number two on the Canadian album chart and at number five on the Billboard 200, selling 78,000 copies in the US in its first week of release. Its first single, "Animal I Have Become", was Three Days Grace's most successful, becoming 2006's most played rock song in Canada, and the album helped propel Three Days Grace to become the number one rock artist in airplay in the US and Canada in 2007, with Billboard ranking them as the number one rock artist of the year in 2007. “One-X” was certified platinum by the RIAA in the US on August 30, 2007, and double platinum by the CRIA in Canada in July 2007.

Their album “Life Starts Now” was released on September 22, 2009 and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, Three Days Grace's highest chart position, and sold 79,000 copies in its first week. The first single from the album, "Break", was released on September 1, 2009 and has charted at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Rock Songs chart, number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, number four on the Alternative Songs, #69 on the Radio airplay chart, and #26 on the Canadian Hot 100. The song has been very successful in the US, topping the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 11 weeks and Billboard Rock Songs chart for 12 weeks.