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Five For Fighting Biography

The Pop-Rock one-man outfit Five For Fighting, was fouded in the second half of the '90s by John Ondrasik who born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California USA. His mother, a piano teacher, gave him lessons since in tender age, subsequently Ondrasik discovered guitar as he became a teenager and finally began singing and writing music.

John Ondrasik started Five For Fighting releasing, in early 1997, the debut album, "Message For Albert".

Three years later, under the umbrella of Sony Records, came out the breakthrough LP, "America Town" which cracked The Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned two Adult Top 40 hit singles: "Easy Tonight" and "Superman (It's Not Easy)", the latter of which also grabbed a #14 spot on The Billboard Hot 100; thanks to this sweet piano ballad, "America Town" was certified platinum.

"The Battle For Everything", the long awaited third album arrived in February of 2004, the CD reached the top 20 of The Billboard 200 chart while the first single, the piano-driven Rock-ballad,"100 Years", shot to #1 on the Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and hit the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100; it was followed by the minor hit, "The Devil In The Wishing Well".

August 2006 saw the release of "Two Lights", a 10-track full-length disc which hit #8 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart; it yielded the top 40 hit "The Riddle" which peaked at #40 on The Billboard Hot 100 and at #14 on The Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks; on the latter chart the second single, "World", also hit the #14 position.

Five For Fighting next studio album, "Slice", the first on Wind-up Records, arrived in October 2009 and reached #34 on The Billboard 200 trailed by the Hot Adult Contemporary top 10 hit single "Chances".

Latest News:

Ondrasik is back with the compassionate and inspirational song "What If", the first single off the upcoming FFF album "Bookmarks". The disc has a U.S. release date of September 17, 2013.


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