Train – Hey, Soul Sister

American pop rock band Train has released seven studio albums, two live albums, one video album, four extended plays, twenty-seven singles, three promotional singles, and twenty-three music videos. The band independently released their eponymous debut studio album in 1996, two years after their formation.

In February 1998, the band signed to Aware Records and Columbia Records and re-released the album under the two labels. Three singles were released from Train; the album’s second single, “Meet Virginia”, peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at number 76 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

In the period following the release of Train, producer Brendan O’Brien started working with the band in a partnership that would last for three albums. The band released their second studio album Drops of Jupiter in March 2001; it was preceded by the release of its lead single, “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”. The single became a commercial success, peaking at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 and also becoming a top ten hit in Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

“Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” also won an award for Best Rock Song at the 44th Grammy Awards. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard 200, earning a double platinum certification from the RIAA.


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