American pop duo Aly and AJ (stylized Aly & AJ) released their debut album, Into the Rush, in 2005. The album reached No. 36 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than one million copies worldwide, earning the sisters a gold certification with Recording Industry Association of America. Their most successful single to date, "Potential Breakup Song," was the lead single off their second studio album, Insomniatic, that was released in 2007. "Potential Breakup Song" was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album did well as a whole, peaking at No. 15 on the Billboard 200. After a long break with no album releases, Aly and AJ released two EPs, Ten Years and Sanctuary, in 2017 and 2019, respectively. The duo embarked on their Sanctuary Tour in early 2019.
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Sisters Alyson and Amanda Michalka rose in popularity when their single "No One" off of their debut album, Into the Rush, was featured on Ice Princess, a Walt Disney Pictures feature film. The sisters' cover of John Sebastian's song "Do You Believe in Magic" was featured on Now You See It…, a Disney Channel original movie. Aly and AJ worked frequently with Disney, touring with the Cheetah Girls and Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana. The duo had plans to record a third studio album following Insomniatic in 2009, but it was never released. Around this time, the duo changed their name to 78violet. As 78violet, they put out one single, "Hothouse," in 2013 but did not release an album. By 2015, the duo had changed their name back to Aly and AJ, releasing their EP Ten Years 10 years after the release of their last album, Insomniatic. During their hiatus, the girls worked individually on their acting careers, with Aly starring in iZombie and AJ starring in Schooled.
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What songs might I hear at an Aly and AJ concert?
While attending an Aly and AJ concert, you will hear songs from both their older albums and their new EPs. You might enjoy live renditions of "Don't Go Changing," "Not Ready to Wake Up," "Church," "Rush," "Like Whoa," "The Distance," "Star Maps," "Closure," "With You," "Take Me," "Sanctuary," "Promises" and "Potential Breakup Song."
Does Aly and AJ have a Christmas album?
Yes, Aly and AJ's Christmas album, Acoustic Hearts of Winter, was released in 2006. The album features covers of many classics, such as "Joy to the World," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Silent Night" as well as two original songs, "Greatest Time of Year" and "Not This Year." The album peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard US Top Holiday Albums chart.
Which awards has Aly and AJ won?
The sisters have won several awards during their career. As a duo, they have won four Radio Disney Music Awards, including Best TV Movie Song for "Rush" in 2005. They also won Best Siblings in Pop at the Popdust Awards in 2013 as 78violet and the Special Jury Award at the Napa Film Festival in 2015. AJ has won two additional awards during her career. At the 2014 MovieGuide Awards, she won Most Inspiring Performance in Movies for Grace Unplugged and Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role for Steven Universe at the 2017 Behind the Voice Actor Awards.
Who has Aly and AJ toured with?
In addition to touring with the Cheetah Girls and Hannah Montana, Aly and AJ co-headlined the Nextfest Summer Tour with Drake Bell, Corbin Bleu and Bianca Ryan.