12 Facts About Gregg Alexander


Gregg Alexander is best known as the frontman of the New Radicals, who had an international hit with "You Get What You Give" in late 1998.


Gregg Alexander dissolved the New Radicals in 1999 to focus on production and songwriting work, winning a Grammy Award for the song "The Game of Love" in 2003.


Gregg Alexander later co-wrote songs for the film Begin Again, including "Lost Stars", which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.


Gregg Alexander was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States, and raised in a conservative Jehovah's Witness household.


Gregg Alexander received his first guitar at the age of 12 and taught himself to play several instruments.


At age 14, Gregg Alexander joined the band The Circus, with classmates George Snow and John Mabarak, along with Gregg Alexander's older brother, Stephen Aiuto.


Gregg Alexander released his debut album Michigan Rain in 1989 at the age of 19 to little notice.


In 1997, Gregg Alexander formed the New Radicals, a revolving-door band with no permanent members other than Gregg Alexander and long-term collaborator Danielle Brisebois.


In July 1999, "Someday We'll Know" was announced as the band's second single; several days later, Gregg Alexander announced he was disbanding the New Radicals to focus on production work.


Gregg Alexander collaborated with Hanson, co-writing the song "Lost Without Each Other," which was included on Hanson's 2004 album, Underneath.


Gregg Alexander co-wrote and co-produced the music for the musical romance-drama film Begin Again, along with long-time collaborators Danielle Brisebois and Rick Nowels, as well as Nick Lashley.


Gregg Alexander assisted with production of The Struts' reissued album, Everybody Wants.