<a target='_blank' href="http://www.gavindegraw.com" rel="nofollow">Gavin Shane DeGraw</a> (born February 4, 1977) is an American <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/tag/singer-songwriter" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">singer-songwriter</a> from South Fallsburg, New York. DeGraw began singing and playing piano at the age of eight and attended Berklee College of Music during the same year as artist <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/music/John+Mayer" class="bbcode_artist">John Mayer</a>. In 2001, DeGraw released his first album independently named Gavin Live. In 2003, his first major studio album was released, entitled <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw - Chariot" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/Chariot" class="bbcode_album">Chariot</a>, on July 22nd. He released <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw - Chariot Stripped" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/Chariot+Stripped" class="bbcode_album">Chariot Stripped</a> a year later, an album with the same songs, but the instruments brought down to a minimum. The album has so far peaked at #1 in two countries, in Denmark and on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It went to #2 in Norway and #56 on the Billboard 200 and has benn certified Platinum. His first single, <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; I Don't Want To Be" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/I+Don%27t+Want+To+Be" class="bbcode_track">I Don't Want To Be</a>, was released on December 14th 2004 and was the theme tune to the hit TV. drama series One Tree Hill. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #10, the Billboard Pop 100 at #3, #6 in Norway and #38 in the UK, making it his only UK top 40 hit. It has been certified 2x Platinum, selling over 2 million copies. The second single, <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; Chariot" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/Chariot" class="bbcode_track">Chariot</a>, was released on March 1st 2005 and made it to #1 on the Italian Airplay chart. It also did quite well in the US, hitting #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. The third single was <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; Follow Through" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/Follow+Through" class="bbcode_track">Follow Through</a> and it was released on November 17th 2005. It was used on several TV shows, including Scrubs, and was used on the Carte D'or, an ice cream company. The song peaked at #12 in Norway, #13 in Holland, #38 in Portugal and #52 on the Billboard Hot 100. The final single from the album, <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; Just Friends" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/Just+Friends" class="bbcode_track">Just Friends</a> was released in early 2006 and went to #21 in Holland. DeGraw's second album, the self-titled <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw - Gavin DeGraw" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/Gavin+DeGraw" class="bbcode_album">Gavin DeGraw</a>, was released on May 6th 2008. It debuted and peaked on the US Billboard 200 at #7, selling 66,000 copies in its first week. It also made #3 in Denmark, #8 in Norway and #13 in Sweden. The first single, <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; We Belong Together" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/We+Belong+Together" class="bbcode_track">We Belong Together</a>, was featured on the soundtrack of the film Tristan &amp; Isolde. It peaked at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single, <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; In Love With A Girl" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/In+Love+With+A+Girl" class="bbcode_track">In Love With A Girl</a>, was released on February 12th 2008. It peaked at #5 on the US Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks, #22 in Holland, #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #32 in Canada. <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; She Holds A Key" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/She+Holds+A+Key" class="bbcode_track">She Holds A Key</a> was released next, in Mid-2008, and peaked at #29 in Holland. The next single, <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; Cheated On Me" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/Cheated+On+Me" class="bbcode_track">Cheated On Me</a>, was released in September 2008 and peaked at #77 on the Billboard Pop 100. <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; I Have You To Thank" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/I+Have+You+To+Thank" class="bbcode_track">I Have You To Thank</a> was the final single of the album, being released in early 2009. His third album, <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw - Free" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/Free" class="bbcode_album">Free</a>, was released less than a year after <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw - Gavin DeGraw" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/Gavin+DeGraw" class="bbcode_album">Gavin DeGraw</a>, on March 31st 2009, and was made in less than two weeks. It entered the Billboard 200 at #19, selling 29,000 copies. The first single, <a target='_blank' title="Gavin DeGraw &ndash; Stay" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Gavin+DeGraw/_/Stay" class="bbcode_track">Stay</a>, was released on March 11th 2009, through the internet. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.