Big Time Rush (also known as BTR) is an American boy band created in 2009 for Nickelodeon's television series Big Time Rush. The group is led by Kendall Schmidt and consists of James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega, and Logan Henderson. They were signed to a record deal with Nick Records simultaneously with the television series, and then the group was eventually signed to Columbia Records. The show ran from November 27, 2009 to July 25, 2013.
The series' pilot episode featured the group's first promotional single, "Big Time Rush". Since the cancellation of the show, they have released two EPs, (Holiday Bundle EP & Big Time Movie Soundtrack EP) and three studio albums, BTR, Elevate & 24/Seven).