The Fray: How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life Album

In December 2004, Epic Records signed The Fray, out of Denver, Colorado after hearing their song "How to Save a Life" on Denver's KTCL local radio program.  After being signed, the band spent six weeks in Echo Park Studios in Bloomington, Indiana recording their first album. 

On September 15, 2005, The Fray released their first full-length album entitled "How to Save a Life".   Shortly after its release, the album became a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 list.  In January of 2007, "How to Save a Life" became the best-selling digital album of all time and sold over two million copies.  As well as receiving accolades from the Billboard Hot 100, The Fray's debut album also received international attention when it was ranked among the top 25 songs in Europe and Austrailia in 2006 and 2007. 

After two singles "How to Save a Life" and "Over My Head (Cable Car)" were featured in the prime-time television series' Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs, the band received huge  popularity and were compared to British alt-rockers Coldplay and Keane.  The notoriety earned them an opening band spot for Weezer and after a 10-show stint with the rockers; The Fray continued their touring by opening up for Ben Folds during his 2005-2006 tour. 

As of July 2008, the band has sold an estimated 3,288,180 copies of their debut album, "How to Save a Life."

 


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