San Francisco soft â€“rock band Train first received fame with their Top 20 hit â€œMeet Virginiaâ€ in 1999. The band has since accumulated four number one hits, and three Grammy Awards.
After the break up of his Led Zeppelin cover band in Eerie, Pennsylvania, lead singer Pat Monahan moved to California where he would soon meet fellow musician Rob Hotchkiss. The two began playing as a duo in local coffee shops and dive bars. Trying to make the band a full ensemble in 1994, Monahan and Hotchkiss welcomed three new members to the group and began opening for acts like Hoot & the Blowfish and Barenaked Ladies in 1997.
After receiving success in all facets for their self-titled debut album and going platinum, Train began working on their second album, Drops of Jupiter. Drops of Jupiter was propelled to multi-platinum success thanks in part to the single of the same name, â€œDrops of Jupiter (Tell Me)â€. The single spent 54 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after going number one.
Train has since released albums My Private Nation, For Me, Itâ€™s You, Save Me, San Francisco, and most recently, 2012â€™s California 37. After several lineup changes over the past decade, Train continues to create great adult-contemporary rock with their most recent top 20 hit, â€œ50 Ways to Say Goodbyeâ€ charting for 16 straight weeks.