Big Time Rush (also known as BTR) is an American Pop/Rock Boy Band. The band consists of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Logan Henderson. The band first found fame with its TV series Big Time Rush which premiered in 2009. The group was signed to a record deal with Nick Records simultaneously with the television series, and then the group was eventually signed to Columbia/Epic Label Group. Big Time Rush is no longer a TV program, since the last episode was "Big Time Dream". The show ran from 11/12/09 to 7/25/13.
The group's first promotional single as a band was the song with the same name, which was featured in the series' pilot big time audition. The group eventually started recording their first studio album and in October 2010, Big Time Rush's debut album, BTR was released. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number three, selling over 60,000 copies in its first week, as well as entering charts in countries around the world, including Mexico, Greece, Venezuela, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland, Deutschland, Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom. The boys' first official single, "Boyfriend" peaked at number seventy-two on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).