Hoobastank’s ‘The Reason’ Reaches 1 Billion Streams On Spotify

Hoobastank‘s 2004 smash hit single, “The Reason,” has just surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.

“The Reason” was released on January 26, 2004, as the second single from Hoobastank’s second studio album of the same name. The song is the band’s most commercially successful single, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2005, it was nominated in two categories at the 47th Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

“What an amazing moment,” Hoobastank’s guitarist Dan Estrin said in a statement. “Creating something with your childhood best friends and then watching it grow into an out of control wild fire has been absolutely surreal. None of us ever expected this, and at times it feels like a dream. Knowing how much ‘The Reason’ means to so many people in the world is an indescribable, proud, emotional feeling. Thank you world.”

“A billion is cool but a trillion would be awesome!” vocalist Doug Robb said. “All joking aside, I feel amazed and astonished at how much life the song has had and continues to have. It’s so cool that it has now been woven into a whole new generation’s music taste. Let’s go for another billion!”

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