Simple Plan Biography
The Punk-Pop group Simple Plan was formed in 1999, in Montreal, Quebec CANADA, by five young guys: vocalist Pierre Bouvier, lead guitarist Jeff Stinco, second guitarist Sebastien Lefebvre, bassist David Desrosiers and drummer Chuck Comeau.
After recording some demos, the group scored a deal with Lava Records, a division of Warner Bros. who released in the spring of 2002 their debut full-length disc, "No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls"; the album was recorded in Toronto and Buffalo, south of the border with the collaboration of Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte. The band toured relentlessly, building a steady fan base through energetic performances, appearing as headliners on the Vans Warped Tour. The record became multi-platinum in their homeland and reached the #35 position on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart; "No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls" spun off a series of singles such as "I'm Just A Kid", "I'd Do Anything" which became their first Hot 100 entry at #51, "Addicted" followed at #45 and "Perfect" peaked at #24.
The Canadian quintet's sophomore album, "Still Not Getting Any", released in October 2004, found the band settling in as a straight-ahead modern Rock outfit; the record soared to #2 on The Top Canadian Albums chart and to #3 on The Billboard 200; the lead single, "Welcome To My Life" reached #40 on The Billboard Hot 100 and was followed by the minor hits "Shut Up!" and "Untitled".
Simple Plan re-emerged in February 2008 with a self-titled 11-song set which hit #2 in Canada producing two Hot Canadian Top 40 singles: "When I'm Gone" and "Your Love Is A Lie". In U.S. "Simple Plan" peaked at #14 on The Billboard 200 but failed to reach the platinum and double-platinum certifications of their previous releases.
In June 2011 Simple Plan released their fourth full-length album, "Get Your Heart On!" and once again the group fell just one position short of #1 on Top Canadian Albums chart. The disc, which contained the single "Can't Keep My Hands Off You" featuring Rivers Cuomo on vocals, reached #52 on The Billboard 200.