Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Ross and Rocky Lynch are perhaps known best for their roles as lead vocalist and guitarist, respectively, of the energetic rock band R5 -- made up almost entirely of the Lynch family.
Raised in Littleton, Colorado, the siblings eventually relocated to Los Angeles in , where they met drummer Ellington Ratliff, who rounded out the lineup. This helped boost R5's profile, and in they signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. In , R5 released their full-length album, Louder, featuring the single "Loud. Ross also made a splash that year with his starring role in the popular Teen Beach Movie. R5 managed to keep their momentum and after completing a tour of Europe early in , their third EP, Heart Made Up on You, was issued in July of that year. A year later, R5 returned with their sophomore full-length album, Sometime Last Night, which entered the Billboard at number six. Sign In.
We are still not over the Jonas Brothers breaking up and now it looks like another one of our favorite family bands have called it quits, at least for now. Fans noticed something weird was going on with the band R5 as earlier this week they posted a pic of the group taking a bow on stage with no caption and all the members had R5 taken out of their social media handles. It gave us eerie vibes that it represented a final bow. Today, all traces of R5 photos from the account were deleted and the handles for Instagram and Twitter were all switched over from OfficialR5 to the name The Driver Era. So what exactly is going on? The letter goes on to thank fans for their support and encourage them to continue to support this new project.
R5 was an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles , California , in Their second album, Sometime Last Night , was released on July 10, , and debuted at 6 on the US Billboard , and reached the top 20 in five other countries. In , it was announced that Ross and Rocky would be pursuing a different project under the name The Driver Era.