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July 16, 2009

All Time Low debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200

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All Time Low just hit an all time high.

The local pop rock group debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200.

The four-piece, based in Lutherville/Timonium, sold almost 63,000 copies of their new album, Nothing Personal.

That's huge.

When their debut full length album, So Wrong, It's Right, came out in 2007, it was ranked No. 62 on the Billboard Top 200.

Jumping from a No. 62 debut to a No. 4 debut in a couple years is quite the feat.

This isn't just a first for All Time Low. This is also the first time their label, Hopeless Records, has charted this high ...

More big things are in stores for the band, too.

Later this season, MTV will unveil it's acoustic session with All Time Low. And starting July 19, the band will join the Warped Tour for some Main Stage performances.

All Time Low's success comes after years of hard work. These guys decided not to go to college, and worked on their music instead. They've been grinding it out for a few years now, and it's great to see their efforts start to pay off.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:07 AM | | Comments (23)
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OMG!!!! All Time Low Is Awesome And Deff Deserve This!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Saw Them At Their Hometown Show On 7/11 And They Rocked!!!
I'm Proud To Say I Have Been A Fan Of ATL Since 2005!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They have sold out.So sad.I used to love them.Their new album reminds me of Metro Station(ew).Well I guess congrats guys...

@Ella... Please don't be one of those people.

ella, explain. how did they sell out?

Ella,

Does selling out mean selling enough records to be able to make a living?

selling out is when you get famous and you just dont talk to your fans or sign or anything. and All Time Low is far from that.
congrats on all your endeavors guys!
ive been a fan since 2006 and they are still the same kids. so proud of them. its funny how i call them kids but they r 4 years older than me. lol.

Ella, I know every single one of these boys personally and I'm related to one of them. You have no idea how hard they work for what they have and how happy they are about every milestone they come across. These guys love to play music, plain and simple; and they'd be happy playing to sold out crowds or in someone's basement. They act the same way they did when they were 15 just hanging out together- not pompous or not entitled. Kayla is right about them and their fans. They love their fans dearly. They aren't sell outs just because they got big.

The quality of our perceptions determines the quality of our judgement.
Our judgement determines how we interact with the world.
How we interact with the world changes the world.
So, the quality of our perceptions changes the world.

Cynicism is death to the artist

Selling out is changing your sound to sell records.

Example: All Time Low with their cliche lyrics and overproduced album.
Im so happy I downloaded it & didn't waste a dime on it.

Ella,

They don't need people like you as fans as you're cheating them out being paid for doing their job whether they've "sold out" or not.

If they sold out, it would appear they hope they attract enough people who think enough of them and their work to paid for their services as entertainers.

I paid for their other albums.I just don't like to waste my money on crap.

ella,

enlighten me, what do you spend your money on, that isn't crap then?

Hey, I like free crap too.

Basically I spend my hard earned money on my car,phone,things I need, concert tickets & good music.I downloaded their album when it leaked even though I was disappointed with "Weightless" & "Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)" & then quickly deleted the album from my Itunes.I could care less about All Time Low now.Not only is their music horrible they also have little teenie fans.Alot of older fans are disappointed in this album.Not just me.

i should clarify. what other bands are you spending your money on, that aren't crap.

Dave Matthews Band,Kings of Leon,Imogen Heap,Parachute,Jack Johnson,Tokyo Police Club,Adele,The Fray,Paramore,We the Kings,The Maine.

omg, you're a stinky whinny hippy. i should've known. i'd expect a reply back, but i'm not holding my breath. if you don't mistake the space bar for a cheeseburger you left there while high on peyote, i will truly be impressed.

those bands aren't the worst bands in the world, but they're close. also, i find it funny that the broad majority of those bands have had years to refine their sound, whereas ATL has had a little less than a few. complaining about the "new sound" they have is almost like making fun of a toddler for learning to walk. he may use different means of motion to start with, but the in the end, he gets where he wants to go.

Atleast those bands don't overproduce their music & use a voice synthesizer to appeal to 13 year old girls who scream "liKE oMG AlEX i lOVE y0U!"

Oh & good job stereotyping me by the music I like.I am not a hippie.

The new All Time Low music sounds like PG version of a Jonas Brothers album.
So many of ATL's fans hate this record.Maybe next time they will make a real album.Until then Im done.Bye.

I'm sorry...a PG version of the Jonas Brothers? A PG version of the Jonas Brothers is Barney and Friends. As for cliche lyrics,lets take a look:

Jonas Brothers- Paraniod
I make the most of all the stress, I try to live without regrets, but I'm about to break a sweat. I'm freakin out, it's like a poison in my brain. It's like a fall it blurs the sane it's like a vine you can't untangle. I'm freakin out

All Time Low- Therapy
My ship went down in a sea of sound, when I woke up alone I had everything. A hand full of moments I wished I could change
and a tounge like a nightmare that cut like a blade. In a city of fools I was carfull and cool but they tore me apart like a hurricane. A hand full of moments I wished I could change but I was carried away.

Jonas Brothers have songwriters, ATL writes their own. This album is by far the most eclectic, varied sound they've put out. I'm 23- I'm not in ATL's demo and while I've always liked them I admit I'm a little biased because of my personal connection to them. However, this album shoots them head and shoulders above all the cliche pop punk bands that are out right now and into music I want to hear. Almost all of their fans who are my age LOVE this album. Did you listen to the acutal album or listen to the first two big soungs on it and call it a day? I don't know if you're talking to a bunch of high school kids whose brain capacity doesn't extend beyond lyrics that rhyme "brain and sane" but if you really think this way All Time Low doesn't need you as a fan.

Crazy insane, got no brain

Guess this is what happens when the schools are out and all the under-sexed kids have too much time on their hands...[sigh]

it really sounded like ella was a recently deposed member of the "we love alex" fan club, who was just ousted from that position by a 13yr old girl. tisk tisk, how those jealous tempers flare.

and she was totally a smelly hippie. the only reason she "left" (i.e. resorted to lurking) the conversation, was because it was time for her monthly bath.

OMG!!!!!!! I love All Time Low. I've liked them for 2 years almost. I first thought they were stupid but then my BFF got me hooked up on them. YOU GUY"S ROCK.<3

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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