Rob Thomas Information
American singer-songwriter Rob Thomas first reached the mainstream music scene as the front man for rock group Matchbox 20. Thomas and his band produced some of the biggest songs of the 1990's, including singles â€œPush,â€ â€œ3 A.M.,â€ â€œReal World,â€ â€œBent,â€ and â€œIf Youâ€™re Gone.â€ His most popular release to date was in 1999, when he collaborated with legendary guitarist Carlos Santana to produce the triple-platinum smash hit "Smooth."
In 2005 Thomas released his debut solo album "Something to Be," which climbed to the #1 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. His newest album "Cradlesong" came out this summer and sold 122,000 copies its first week in stores. Singles from the newest record are "Her Diamonds," "Give Me the Meltdown," and "Someday." Not only is Thomas known for his talents as a singer. He has proved himself as an established songwriter, working with popular artists Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony, Taylor Hicks, and Daughtry. In 2004 the Songwriters Hall of Fame recognized him with the first ever Starlight Award for his contributions to music as such a young artist.