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Rob Thomas

In 1993, Rob Thomas formed the band Tabitha's Secret, which eventually turned into the band Matchbox Twenty.

On April 19, 2005, after ten years with Matchbox Twenty, Thomas began his solo career with the release of ...Something to Be which shot to #1 on the album chart. His first single from the album, "Lonely No More", reached number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single debuted in the top 10 of the Australian ARIA singles chart on the week of April 4, 2005. The second single, "This Is How a Heart Breaks", went gold in the USA and hit the top 50 in Australia. The third single, "Ever the Same", became a top five Adult Contemporary hit.

As a solo act, Thomas has made several significant appearances. On July 2, 2005, Thomas appeared at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia, singing a solo set and "Higher Ground" with Stevie Wonder. He also appeared on the September 10, 2005 MTV Katrina Relief Concert. On October 5, 2005, he started his first solo tour, the Something to Be Tour. In the summer of 2006, Thomas toured with Jewel and Toby Lightman.

In September 2006, Thomas's solo effort received more exposure when ABC started using the song "Streetcorner Symphony" in promotional ads for its popular Thursday night lineup. This song was subsequently released as a single.

In January 2007, Thomas released a single entitled "Little Wonders" from the soundtrack to the Disney animated feature, Meet the Robinsons. "Little Wonders" reached #5 on the Mediabase Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Thomas was featured on the June 14, 2007 episode of the long-running PBS series Soundstage.

In 2007, Thomas and his band Matchbox Twenty released another album entitled Exile on Mainstream. The album was a two-disc set with one disc featuring the band's greatest hits to date and the second disc featuring six new songs. The album released three singles: "How Far We've Come", "All Your Reasons", and "These Hard Times".

Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas (born February 14, 1972) is an American singer and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist. Thomas earned three Grammy Awards for co-writing and singing on the Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth", on the album Supernatural in 1999.

He has also lent his songwriting talents to such artists as Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony, Pat Green, Taylor Hicks, Travis Tritt and Daughtry.

Since 1996, his band has released a string of hit singles to radio including "Push", "3AM", "Real World", "Back 2 Good", "Bent", "If You're Gone", "Mad Season", "Disease", "Unwell", "Bright Lights", "How Far We've Come", and "She's So Mean". In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas its first Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already had a lasting influence in the music industry.

His second and very limited edition solo album was a Target exclusive release and included two new songs, two remixes, one new version of the Tabitha's Secret song "Dear Joan" and a two new versions of his already released "When The Heartache Ends" & "Something To Be". It was released sometime after the cd Something To Be in 2005.
The fourth Matchbox Twenty studio album has been named "Exile on Mainstream".
Is often mistaken online for the creator of Veronica Mars, as they share the same name.
The new CD from Matchbox 20 is roumored to be a greatest hits, and the band has recorded 8 new tracks, which may lead to a bonus CD.
Rob has confirmed to return to Matchbox 20 for the release of their new CD.
He is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) in height
Rob Thomas and Santana had the longest time at being #1 on VH1's Top 20 Countdown with Smooth. Recently, the Dixie Chicks broke that record with Not Ready To Make Nice
Rob's ...something to be tour ended on 7.15.06
At the end of his CD, Rob tells his wife: "Mari, none of this is possible without us. I thank you the most."
Rob's album "...something to be" was recorded by Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Rob wrote all of the songs on his debut single "...something to be."
Rob released a special CD, ...something more, for Target to go along with his first solo CD, ...something to be.
Rob spent much of his young life shuttling between his grandmother in South Carolina and his mom in Florida.
Rob has the same birthday as Pat O'Brien.
Rob Thomas: I've come to the conclusion that there are two types of people in life - those who have been to Graceland - and those who have not. I am thankful to say that I am one of those people who has!
Rob Thomas: Ever since I can remember, I've always wanted to tell stories, but I never had the patience to sit down at a typewriter and write short stories or anything like that. I started writing songs as a way of communicating ideas the best way I could.
Rob Thomas toured with Jewel in 2006.
Rob appeared on the MTV Katrina Relief Concert
The first concert he attended was Genesis on its Invisible Touch Tour.
Rob's first solo album, "...Something to Be" was released on April 19, 2005.
"This Is How A Heart Breaks" was used during a majority of telecasts for ABC's coverage of the NBA Playoffs.
Full Name: Robert Kelly Thomas
Rob is active in VH1's Save the Music which provides money for musical instruments for schools after their funding has been cut.
For his song Now Comes The Night, Rob held a writing session at Music Makers Inc. which is owned by Mitch Leigh, who wrote the music for Man of La Mancha in 1991.
Rob worked with John Mayer for his song "Streetcorner Symphony" on his solo CD Something To Be.
Rob's charity of choice is the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, which he and his wife Marisol created. His Christmas CD, A New York Christmas, was first released in 2002. The sales that year benefited Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. Reissued for Christmas 2003, the single’s proceeds were given to Pets Alive, a no-kill animal shelter in Middletown, NY

Adult Hits

Ever The Same
Her Diamonds
Little Wonders
Streetcorner Symphony
This Is How A Heart Breaks

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