3OH!3 (pronounced "three oh three") is an American electro pop duo from Boulder, Colorado, made up of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They are best known for their single "Don't Trust Me" from their album Want, which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second single, a remix of "Starstrukk" with Katy Perry from Want, was a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Poland and Australia.They gained further recognition by featuring Kesha on the song "My First Kiss", which was made the lead single from their album Streets of Gold. The album later peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200.
Debut album (2004–2009)
3OH!3 consists of Sean Foreman, born August 27, 1985 (age 26) and Nathaniel Motte, born January 13, 1984 (age 28); both of whom are natives of Boulder, Colorado. Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte started their band in 2004 and named it after the 303 area code of Boulder, Colorado. They released their first self-titled album: 3OH!3 in 2007 and it spawned one successful single, "Electroshock". 3OH!3 then signed to Photo Finish Records, a division of Atlantic Records and planned to start their second album.
3OH!3's second album, Want, was released on July 8, 2008. It reached number 44 on the Billboard 200.The lyrics for "Don't Trust Me" have been controversial, as some have accused the duo of misogyny.The song reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. The group contributed an original theme song titled "Sex on the Beach" for The Real World:Cancun. 3OH!3 also wrote an anthem for Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies.
As they were getting started they performed at local venues around Colorado such as the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado and the Aggie Theater in Ft. Collins, Colorado. After playing in Denver during the Warped Tour 2008, 3OH!3 signed on for all venues of Warped Tour 2008. The band performed in Panama City Beach, Florida for MTVU's Spring Break in March 2009, opening for upcoming rapper Sid Hyet. After their spring break performance they came back to their hometown area and performed at The Mile High Music Festival at the Dick's Sporting Goods Center along with other artists such as The Fray, Pepper, and Matisyahu. The band later headlined the 2009 Alternative Press Tour across the U.S. 3OH!3 played at End Fest in Sacramento, California, and was part of Kiss Concert '09 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. They played at Kiss The Summer Hello 2009 at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York, June 3, 2009. 3OH!3 joined the Warped Tour once again in 2009. In summer 2009 they appeared at the Reading/Leeds festivals in the UK. And they performed between award presentations at the MTV Video Music Awards 2009 on September 13.
The duo was featured in a 14-page photo spread in Cliché Magazine's "Green Issue" in August 2009.They released a remix of their second hit single, "Starstrukk," featuring Katy Perry digitally on September 8, 2009. It was a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Finland and Poland. A new song, "Follow Me Down", was written for the compilation album for the film Alice in Wonderland with Neon Hitch. The pair also supported All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, Third Eye Blind, and LMFAO on The Bamboozle Roadshow 2010.
Prior to the release of Streets of Gold, 3OH!3 was featured on the track "Hey" by Lil Jon on his album, Crunk Rock in 2010. They were also featured on the Kesha song "Blah Blah Blah", which peaked at number seven on the Billboard singles chart. On February 5, 2010, it was announced that Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 would be embarking on a co-headlining tour called The Too Fast for Love Tour featuring labelmates I Fight Dragons. The two month tour covered more than 25 cities, including a date in their home state of Colorado.
Streets of Gold (2009–2010)
Streets of Gold was released on June 29, 2010. Kesha was featured on the first single, "My First Kiss". They toured with Hellogoodbye and Down with Webster.
On August 31, 2010 retired professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page filed a lawsuit against 3OH!3 for copyright infringement of his trademarked "Diamond Cutter" hand gesture. Page previously filed a similar lawsuit against rapper Jay-Z in 2005, which resulted in Page dropping the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount of money.
On the December 8, 2010, 3OH!3 announced their very anticipated song "Hit it Again" would be released onto iTunes on the December 21, 2010.
The song "I Know How to Say" was used in a trailer for the animated Disney film "Mars Needs Moms" as well as being featured in commercials for the new movie Paul. It was announced in late December 2010 that the duo will be appearing on the CW series Hellcats and performing on it their hit single 'My First Kiss', with Ashley Tisdale performing Ke$ha's parts.
On January 20, 2011 their video for the song "Touchin' on My" from their album, Streets of Gold was released.
Fourth album (2011–present)
On February 20, 2011 Nathaniel Motte released a statement that they are working on a fourth studio album.
On May 27, 2011, 3OH!3 announced the title and a teaser of the artwork of the song, Robot. The first time they performed "Robot" live was May 26, 2011 in Norwich, UK. The duo released their new single "Robot" on iTunes June 28.
Cliché Magazine interviewed the duo on future plans and talked of the fourth studio and the Robot video will include fan submissions.
On December 13, 2011 3OH!3 released the first of 3 previously unreleased songs, "Bang Bang" on iTunes. "Dirty Mind" followed a week later on December 20, 2011. "Set You Free" was the most successful of the three previously unreleased songs and was released on December 27, 2011. "Do Or Die" is set to be their newest single to their upcoming album. The release date is still unknown.