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Hanson photo 2010
from left: Zachary Walker, Jordan Taylor and Clarke Isaac

Hanson Biography

The brilliant sunny Pop trio Hanson attempted to break into the music industry around 1992, two years later they released their first independent record and finally the brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma USA, Clarke Isaac on guitar + vocals, Jordan Taylor on vocals + keyboards and Zachary Walker on drums were picked up by manager Chris Sabec, who landed them a contract with Mercury Records.

In early spring of 1997, their debut single, "MMMBop", stormed the charts all over the globe, hitting #1 on The Billboard Hot 100 and on the U.K. Official Pop Singles chart; at that time Isaac, Taylor and Zac were sixteen, fourteen an eleven years old, respectively. The band issued "Middle Of Nowhere" in May, this album shot to #2 on The Billboard Top 200, hit #4 on the Canadian Top Albums charts and went on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide; the second single, "I Will Come To You" reached the #9 spot on The Billboard Hot 100 and was followed by the Adult Top 40 hit "Where's The Love" plus two Canadian top 10 hits, "Weird" and "Thinking Of You".
Hanson ended the year with their Christmas LP, "Snowed In", at #7 on the U.S. Top 200 chart.

In May 1998, the brothers released a compilation of their early material, "3 Car Garage: Indie Recordings 1995-1996", which rose to #6 slots on both the North American Albums charts.

"This Time Around", the follow-up to their stunning debut arrived in May of 2000, but the album stalled at #19 on The Billboard 200 chart and sales were lackluster; the title-track barely broke into the top 20 of The Billboard Hot 100.

Hanson subsequently parted ways with Mercury and set up their own label, 3CG Records; their third album of all-new-material was finally released in the spring of 2004, it reached the #25 slot on The Billboard 200, hit #1 on the Top Independent Albums chart and included the U.K. top 40 hit "Lost Without Each Other".

After three full years, they returned with "The Walk" reaching #56 on The Billboard Top 200 and #4 on the U.S. Indie Albums charts.

June 2010 saw the release of "Shout It Out", a collection of finely crafted, R&B-flavored Pop-Rock, a homage to the music that inspired Hanson when they started out. The disc charted within the top 30 on Billboard's all-genre Top 200 falling just one position short of #1 on The Independent Albums chart.


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    Isaac, Zac and Taylor in 1997