Starship is an American pop-rock group that evolved out of classic rock band Jefferson Starship and scored three No. 1 hits in the mid-’80s.
∙ “We Built This City,” the band’s first release under the Starship name, topped the charts around the world in 1985 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance.
∙ Knee Deep in the Hoopla, which featured the 1985 No. 1 hit “Sara” as well as “We Built This City,” sold more than a million copies in the US alone.
∙ The band’s 1987 power ballad “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” was the first song by best-selling songwriter Diane Warren (Aerosmith, Lady Gaga) to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
∙ Tom Cruise’s 1988 film Cocktail featured Starship’s “Wild Again” over its opening credit sequence.
∙ Hip-hop group The Diplomats sampled ”We Built This City” for the track “Built This City” on their smash 2003 album, Diplomatic Immunity.
ORIGINSan Francisco, CA