Sugar Ray
Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray

About Sugar Ray

Catching fire in the late ’90s, Southern California rockers Sugar Ray were responsible for some of the decade’s most memorable pop hits.

∙ Formed in 1992 when singer Mark McGrath joined the group—which was then called Shrinky Dinx—Sugar Ray began as a punk and nu-metal band.
∙ “Fly,” a pop outlier from their 1997 album, Floored, was a surprise smash, spending eight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.
∙ Winking at critics who saw the band as a one-hit wonder whose proverbial 15 minutes of fame were up, Sugar Ray titled their next album 14:59—and it went triple Platinum.
∙ “Every Morning,” the lead single from 14:59, shot to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was closely followed by “Someday,” another Top 10 hit.
∙ After appearing with the band in numerous films and TV shows during the early 2000s, McGrath was tapped to cohost the entertainment news program Extra in 2004.
∙ In 2012, McGrath teamed up with Art Alexakis of Everclear to launch Summerland, a touring showcase of ’90s rock acts, and started his own similar tour, Under the Sun, the following year.

  • ORIGIN
    Newport Beach, CA
  • FORMED
    1992

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