Emblem3

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Emblem3
Emblem3 in 2014.jpg
Emblem3 in 2014.
Background information
OriginSequim, Washington, United States
GenresPop rock
Years active2004 (2004)–present
LabelsSyco, Columbia
Associated actsSelena Gomez
Websiteemblem3.com
Members
  • Wesley Stromberg
  • Keaton Stromberg
  • Drew Chadwick
 
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Emblem3
Emblem3 in 2014.jpg
Emblem3 in 2014.
Background information
OriginSequim, Washington, United States
GenresPop rock
Years active2004 (2004)–present
LabelsSyco, Columbia
Associated actsSelena Gomez
Websiteemblem3.com
Members
  • Wesley Stromberg
  • Keaton Stromberg
  • Drew Chadwick

Emblem3 is an American pop rock band consisting of brothers Wesley Stromberg and Keaton Stromberg, and their friend Drew Chadwick. In 2013, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records and Columbia Records after finishing fourth on the second season of The X Factor USA.[1][2][3]

Their first single after being signed, "Chloe (You're the One I Want)," was released on April 15, 2013, and their debut album, entitled Nothing to Lose, was released on July 30, 2013.[4]

Career[edit]

2012: The X Factor[edit]

In 2012, Emblem3 auditioned in San Francisco for the second season of The X Factor USA, singing an original song called "Sunset Blvd", written by Drew.[5] During bootcamp, they sang "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and at judges' houses, they performed "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police. They were then selected to go on to live shows.[6]

Emblem3 performed "One Day" by Matisyahu during their first live show on October 31.[7] In addition they were selected as the first group to enter the top twelve by Simon Cowell. On the second live show on November 7, the group performed their version of "My Girl" by the Temptations and "California Gurls" by Katy Perry with "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction as the background track. After the second live show the group was ranked sixth based on the fan votes and made it to the next week's live shows. On the third live show, they performed "No One" by Alicia Keys and were ranked fourth by the fan votes moving on to week five. On the fourth live show on November 21, 2012, they performed "Secrets" by OneRepublic and were ranked again 4th by the American public. For the fifth live show, they performed "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees and were ranked third. On the sixth live show, the group performed two songs: the first one, chosen by their mentor, was "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars; the second song, chosen by the fans in the Pepsi Challenge, was "Forever Young" by Alphaville. The group was once again ranked third overall by the fans' votes. In the semi-finals, they performed "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton as their own choice and "Hey Jude" by The Beatles as Cowell's choice. They were eliminated on the result show and placed fourth.[8]

Performances on The X Factor[edit]

Emblem3 performed the following songs on The X Factor:

ShowThemeSongOriginal artistOrderResult
AuditionFree choice"Sunset Blvd"Emblem3N/AThrough to bootcamp
Bootcamp 1Solo performance"Iris"Goo Goo DollsThrough to bootcamp 2
Bootcamp 2Group performanceNot AiredThrough to bootcamp 3
Bootcamp 3Duet performanceThrough to judges' houses
Judges' housesFree choice"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"The PoliceThrough to live shows
Week 1Made in America"One Day"Matisyahu16Saved by Simon Cowell
Week 2Songs from movies"My Girl/California Gurls/What Makes You Beautiful"The Temptations/Katy Perry/One Direction4Safe (6th)
Week 3Divas"No One"Alicia Keys11Safe (4th)
Week 4Giving Thanks"Secrets"OneRepublic3Safe (4th)
Week 5Number-ones"I'm a Believer"The Monkees8Safe (3rd)
Week 6Unplugged songs"Just the Way You Are"Bruno Mars2Safe (3rd)
Pepsi Challenge songs"Forever Young"Alphaville8
Semi-finalContestant's choice"Baby, I Love Your Way"Peter Frampton3Eliminated (4th)
No theme"Hey Jude"The Beatles7

2013–present: Nothing to Lose[edit]

The trio began to record their debut album, Nothing to Lose, in December 2012. It was released on July 30, 2013. The lead single off of the album is "Chloe (You're the One I Want)". The second single off the album was "3000 Miles". [9] They also toured to promote their music in their "Goin' Back to Cali Tour" that took place in April 2013.[10]

Emblem3 became the opening act for Selena Gomez on her Stars Dance Tour that began in August 2013.

On December 5, 2013, Emblem3 had their homecoming performance on X Factor singing "Just For One Day." After their performance, they announced their first national headlining tour, "#Bandlife."

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
USUS
Digital
CANNZ
Nothing to Lose76821

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
USUS
Airplay
US
Digital
US
Heat
US
Pop
CANKR
2013"Chloe (You're the One I Want)"9326677258793Nothing to Lose
"3000 Miles"83

Members[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkOutcome
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice Music: Breakout GroupEmblem3Won
Teen Icon AwardsIcon of TomorrowNominated
Iconic VinerWesley Stromberg
Capricho AwardsGato Internacional (International Cutie)Drew Chadwick
Melhor Show no Brasil (Best Show in Brazil)Emblem3
Revelação Internacional (International Development)
2014Radio Disney Music AwardsBest Crush Song - XOXO"Chloe (You're the One I Want)"Nominated
Best Music Group - They're the OneEmblem3

Tours[edit]


The group also performed at multiple festivals throughout the year such as Z-Fest (Brazil), Kiss Concert (Boston, MA), various holiday concerts, Spring Break Portugal etc.

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