An American rock band called Good Charlotte that was formed on 1996 in Waldorf, Maryland US. The band members are Joel Madden who is the Lead Vocalist, Dean Butterworth who is the Drummer, Benji Madden who is the Guitarist, backing vocals, Billy Martin who is the Guitarist, keyboardist and Paul Thomas who is the Bassist. The band was formed in their high school years, which they performed on HFStival 1998 and 1999 and as they performed, they also gained attention by many.
They begin their career in releasing their first debut album with a self titled “Good Charlotte” on September 26, 2000 by Daylight and Epic Records and produced by Don Gilmore as well as John Feldmann.It contains the single “Little Things” along with“The Motivation Proclamation” and “Festival Song”. The album was ranked at number 1 in US Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums and number 12 in New Zealand as well as on number 23 in Japan Albums Chart. It was recognized as a Certified Silver in UK that sold 60,000 copies while Certified Gold in US by RIAA for about 500,000 copies sold.
2 years later, they released their 2nd album entitled “The Young and the Hopeless” on 1st of October through Epic and Daylight Records that was produced by Eric Valentine and John Feldmann. It was recorded on Barefoot Studios, in Los Angeles California. It sold 3,464,000 copies around US and many more countries around the world.
Followed by their 3rd album “The Chronicles of Life and Death” on 5th October, 2004 and after that they came up with their 4th album called “Good morning Revival” on 27th March, 2007 by Daylight Records and produced by Don Gilmore along with his 5th album “Cardiology” through Capitol Records. The album contains a bonus tracks and a Japanese Edition bonus tracks featuring Miyavi.
The band revealed that they are working on their 6th album and according to them they will release it on the year 2014. The members had their extra wants in life aside from music, Martin was a vegetarian in whom he won the PETA’s Vegetarian of the year, while the Madden Brothers was featured on Australia’s Got Talents in which they got the Guinness World Record in eating KFC. As the band became known, they ranked also in many awards including MTV Australia Awards that placed them at number 1 same as Kerrang! Awards, MuchMusic Video Awards and a lot more awards and nomination.