Group of the Year 2013

Rush

Category:

Group of the Year

Year:

2013

Label:

Anthem*Universal

With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels on June 12, 2012. The highly anticipated album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, matching the highest chart debut of the band’s career. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of JUNO Awards and multiple Grammy nominations. Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance – their first in over 30 years – on The Colbert Report and a memorable cameo in the film I Love You, Man. Most recently, Rush has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. A Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality, observing, “it’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”