Irish rock band ‘The Script’ charts our AOTW

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The Script are an Irish rock band formed in 2001 in Dublin, by lead vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist Danny O’Donoghue, lead guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power. The band moved to London after signing to Sony Label Group. Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan had been best friends since they were 12 growing up in Dublin. They were formerly part of a boy band called Mytown, formed in 1996.

Four: For the First Time
‘For the First Time’ is a song by Irish pop rock band the Script. Written by band members Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan, the song was released on 20 August 2010 as the lead single from the band second studio album Science & Faith. It debuted at number one on the Irish
Singles Chart, becoming the Script first number-one single. As of June 2011, the song was sold 1,000,000 times in the United States. The song which has garnered over 65M on its official music video on YouTube has been certified Platinum and Gold in countries like Australia, Italy, United
Kingdom and United States.

FYI

  • On 14 April 2023, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Sheehan died at aged 46 in hospital after a brief illness.
  • The Script music has been featured in television programmes such as 90210, Ghost Whisperer, The Hills, Waterloo Road, EastEnders, Made in Chelsea and The Vampire Diaries.
  • Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan have written and produced songs for performers including Britney Spears, Boyz II Men and TLC

Band members

Current members

  • Danny O’Donoghue – lead vocals, piano, keyboards, rhythm guitar (2001–present)
  • Glen Power – drums, percussion, backing vocals (2001–present)
  • Benjamin Sargeant – bass, backing vocals (2024–present; touring musician 2007–2024)
  • Ben Weaver – guitar (2024–present)

Supporting tour Members

  • Curtis Stansfield – keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (2019–present)
  • Colin Rogers – lead guitar (2021–present)

Former members

  • Mark Sheehan – lead guitar, backing and occasional co-lead vocals (2001–2023; his death)

Former touring musicians

  • Rodney Alejandro – piano, keyboards (2012–2017)
  • Luke Juby – keyboards (2017–2019)

 Three: Breakeven
With over 207M views on it’s official music video on YouTube and over 852M streams on Spotify is the song my Irish Band; The Script. ‘Breakeven’, also titled ‘Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)’ is a song by the Irish pop rock band the Script. It was released on 24 November 2008 as the third single from their first album, The Script (2008). The song peaked at number 10 in Ireland, number 21 in the United Kingdom, number 12 in the United States Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 in
Australia.

Two: Both Ways
Serving as the Bands latest single from their upcoming album called “Satellites” “Both Ways” garnered over 737k views on its official music video on YouTube. The single was released on 17 May 2024. Their seventh studio album, titled Satellites, is set to be released on 16 August 2024.

Discography

  • The Script (2008)
  • Science & Faith (2010)
  • #3 (2012)
  • No Sound Without Silence (2014)
  • Freedom Child (2017)
  • Sunsets & Full Moons (2019)
  • Satellites (2024)

Awards and Nominations

  • At the 2008 World Music Awards, They won the award for Best Selling Irish Act
  • At the 2009 Meteor Ireland Music Awards, they won the awards for Best Irish Band and Best Album called “The Script”
  • “For the first time” and “Breakeven” won the award at the 2012 BMI Pop Awards for the category Pop Awards.
  • At the 2010 EBBA Awards, the band won the award for Emerging Artist or Group of the Year
  • In 2011, the band was nominated at the Brit Awards for Best International Group and at the Teens Choice Awards for Choice Music Group.

One: Hall Of Fame
‘Hall of Fame’ is a song by Irish pop rock band the Script featuring American rapper will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. It is the lead single from the band third studio album #3. The track was given its first radio play on Capital on 23 July 2012. Written and co-produced by the band, the song is about following dreams and making an impact on the world. The song has been licensed for use in various media since its release. It peaked at number one in several countries like Austria, Europe, Ireland, Scotland and UK Singles Charts. It has been certified Gold and Platinum
in countries like Australia, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, united states, United Kingdom and more. The song which has garnered over 580M views on its official music video on YouTube and over 1.4B streams on Spotify won the award in the category of Pop Award at the 2014 BMI Pop Awards.

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