Hollywood Records’ pop-rock band R5 has signed for worldwide representation with UTA. A team of UTA agents, on behalf of the band’s interests, will represent R5 across all areas. R5’s vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch is represented by UTA for his acting interests, and will now be represented by the company in all areas. Andre Recke of Boo Management, Inc. and Mark Lynch of Red Rocks Entertainment Inc. currently manage the band.
Led by musician/actor Ross, R5 formed in 2009 and includes his three siblings Riker (bass, vocals), Rocky (lead guitar, vocals) and Rydel (keyboard, vocals), along with friend Ellington "Ratliff" (drums/vocals). The band self-released their first EP, Ready Set Rock, in 2010 and signed with Hollywood Records in April of 2012. In 2013, their debut album LOUDER hit No. 1 on iTunes in 10 countries upon its release. In 2015, their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, debuted No. 1 on the Pop Album Chart and No. 6 on the Billboard 200, and that year they released the documentary R5: All Day, All Night on big screens nationwide.
R5 has spent much of their time on the road; the band has toured across five continents, playing over 250 shows in 31 countries selling out venues across Asia, Europe, South America and North America. The quintet have appeared on Good Morning America, Ellen, LIVE! with Kelly & Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live! With over 87 million Spotify streams and 250 million views on VEVO globally, the band’s social reach has surpassed 19 million combined fans. The band members are currently in the recording studio preparing their follow-up to Sometime Last Night.
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