One of the most popular bands of the 'noughties', Busted is an English pop rock back from Southend-On-Sea, who successfully battled their way through various charts in their performing years. With a big following especially from the teenage girls, they quickly became a household name during these times and won both Best British Breakthrough Act and Best Pop Act at the 2014 BRIT Awards.
Rising of the Stars
Busted formed back in the year 2000 and at first consisted of different members than those that are known today. Both James Bourne and Matt Willis had already written material together as had been friends for a number of years before the band emerged. When two of the original band members left soon after if had formed, auditions were held for replacements but after hiring two more, their manager decided the band was to be a trio, and soon it was just James, Matt and newcomer Charlie Simpson.
Having now formed a fresh, good looking pop rock boy band the guys worked hard over the next two years and in 2002 made their debut appearance on the cover of Smash Hits magazine before they had even released a single. Busted broke records when they released their first three singles, "What I Go to School For", "Year 3000", and "You Said No". They were the first band ever to have their three debut singles enter the top three in ascending order.
Split and Reunion
But, after five years of working hard together, the band decided to split and the guys each to took the chance to develop their solo careers. Between 2013-2015 both Matt and James made a short reconnection with a former rival band, McFly, to form McBusted. However, this was a reasonably short lived affair and in 2015, a decade after the original members split, James, Matt and Charlie decided to come together once again for their Pigs Can Fly Tour as well as their new album which is due to be released in the summer of 2016.