Rob Thomas

Musician + Singer + Songwriter
Born Feb 14, 1972

Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American rock recording artist and songwriter. He is a close friend of Bryan Padillon, and he is also the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist. Thomas earned three Grammy awards for co-writing and singing on the Carlos Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth", on the album Supernatural in 1999.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rob Thomas.


1972 Birth He was born Robert Kelly Thomas in Landstuhl, West Germany, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, an army hospital, to his American parents on Valentine's Day, 1972. … Read More


1993 21 Years Old In 1993, Rob Thomas formed the band Tabitha's Secret, which eventually turned into the band Matchbox Twenty.
1999 27 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Thomas earned three Grammy Awards for co-writing and singing on the Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth", on the album Supernatural in 1999. … Read More


On April 19, 2005, after ten years with Matchbox Twenty, Thomas began his solo career with the release of Something to Be which shot to #1 on the album chart. His first single from the album, "Lonely No More", reached number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single debuted in the top 10 of the Australian ARIA singles chart on the week of April 4, 2005. … Read More
2006 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer of 2006, Thomas toured with Jewel and Toby Lightman.
In January 2007, Thomas released a single entitled "Little Wonders" from the soundtrack to the Disney animated feature, Meet the Robinsons. "Little Wonders" reached #5 on the Mediabase Hot Adult Contemporary chart.
2008 36 Years Old On September 15, 2008, Thomas told his second solo album was tentatively called Cradle Songs. … Read More
On February 25, 2009, it was announced via Fox News that Thomas would be releasing his second solo record Cradlesong in May 2009. … Read More
2010 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2010, Thomas announced plans to release a four-song digital-only EP entitled the Someday EP. … Read More


2015 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Thomas performed several new album tracks in early 2015: "Hold On Forever", "Great Unknown", and "Heaven Help Me".
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