Foster the People was established in 2009, in Los Angeles, California. This indie pop band is mostly famous for their songs “Pump Up Kicks” and “Don’t Stop (Color On the Walls)”. The current band members are Mark Foster and Mark Pontius. Another band member Cubbie Fink left the group in 2015. The band holds various awards, including Billboard, SharkOne, and WEQS Awards. Their songs were nominated for Grammy awards three times.
Mark Foster moved to Los Angeles when he was still a teenager. He knew that he needed to pursue a music career but had a hard time rising to the popularity. The fame finally came to Foster when he established the band initially called Foster& The People, but the “&” was eventually dropped.
In 2010, Foster The People released their first single “Pumped Up Kicks” and it became a hit virtually overnight. The song topped US Alternative and Rock music chart and reached the 3rd spot on Billboard Hot 100. The number of platinum certifications received by this single exceeds 20.