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Hedley is a Canadian rock quartet that is known for their lead singer Jacob Hoggard, who placed 3rd during the second season of the reality TV series Canadian Idol in 2004, and has had the most successful (in terms of album sales) post-Idol career of any contestant. The current band retains the original name of his pre-Canadian Idol group, although the membership has changed. The band originated in Abbotsford, British Columbia and was named after the town of Hedley, British Columbia, a name chosen after members heard that it was for sale for $346,000. While the idea of buying the town ran its course, the name remained. The current members are vocalist Jacob Hoggard, bassist Tommy Mac, guitarist Dave Rosin, and drummer Chris Crippin.

The original band bet Hoggard that he wouldn't audition for Canadian Idol. Following Hoggard's success on the series, he, with a reformed Hedley, was signed with Universal Music Canada. Their debut single "On My Own" reached number 1 on the Canadian Singles Chart and the follow-up "Trip" peaked at number 11. The singles "On My Own", "321", "Trip", and "Gunnin'" topped the MuchMusic Countdown. Their last single off of the debut album, "Street Fight", was successful on both the MuchMusic Countdown and the Canadian Singles Chart. Their first single from their new album "Famous Last Words", "She's So Sorry" achieved success on the MuchMusic Countdown. Their current single, "Never Too Late" is climbing the charts. They have toured with Simple Plan, Faber Drive, MXPX, the Planet Smashers, Freddy Fender, and the Idlesons.

In the summer of 2006, they signed a record deal with Capitol Records in the United States where they completed a tour. Hedley released its latest album Famous Last Words on October 30, 2007. The first single from the CD, "She's So Sorry", was released to radio on August 21, 2007. The video was shot in Toronto, Ontario, and premiered on MuchMusic on September 20, 2007.

Hedley was nominated for four 2007 Juno Awards. Their only victory was for their producer, Brian Howes (for "Trip", off the Hedley album). They were also nominated for the 2008 Juno Award for Group of the Year.

Hedley has been nominated for six 2008 Much Music Video Awards and currently leads with the most nominations this year for the MMVA's.

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