OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on MySpace as an unsigned act. In late 2003, after playing shows throughout the Los Angeles area, a number of record labels approached the band with interest, but they ultimately signed with Velvet Hammer, an imprint of Columbia Records.
In 2007, OneRepublic released their debut album, Dreaming Out Loud. OneRepublic’s third album, Native (2013), became the band’s first top ten album on the Billboard 200, and highest charting album to date, charting at number four. The lead single, “If I Lose Myself” charted within the top ten in several countries, while the album’s third single, “Counting Stars”, became the band’s most successful single in recent years.