Grammy Award-winning band Green Day has signed a representation deal with performing rights organization SESAC.
The American punk band, consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, has sold more than 75 million records, reaching global superstar status for songs such as “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “American Idiot,” “Know Your Enemy” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
“Green Day is an iconic band that has created important, diverse and unforgettable records,” said John Josephson, Chairman and CEO, SESAC. "Billie Joe, Mike and Tre are phenomenal songwriters and musicians whose influence on the musical landscape is immeasurable. We are thrilled and humbled to welcome them to the SESAC family.”
“We are thrilled to be signed to SESAC and excited to partner with them for the next phase of our musical adventure,” the band said in a statement.
Green Day emerged from the underground punk scene in Berkeley, CA. Their first album, Dookie, released in 1994, sold more than 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance. The band spent the next decade releasing music and touring the world. In 2004, Green Day released American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles and earned seven Grammy nominations (the band won two Grammys, including Best Rock Album). Green Day’s 2009 album, 21st Century Breakdown, won a Grammy for Best Rock Album and yielded “Know Your Enemy,” the first song ever to top Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and “21 Guns,” which earned the band three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Green Day also won an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artists that year.
Green Day collaborated with the Tony Award-winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical of American Idiot. After debuting at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 , the play moved to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James Theatre, winning two Tony Awards.
In 2012, Green Day released its album trilogy Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré! The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2015.
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