Third Eye Blind is an American alternative rock band formed in the early 1990s in San Francisco. The songwriting duo of Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan signed the band's first major label recording contract with Elektra records in 1996, which was later reported as the largest publishing deal ever for an unsigned artist. The band released their self-titled album, Third Eye Blind, in 1997, with the band largely consisting of Jenkins, Cadogan, Arion Salazar, and Brad Hargreaves. Shortly after releasing the band's second album, Blue, with the same line-up, Cadogan was released from the band under controversial circumstances. The band would continue on, but with many line-up changes and gaps between album releases. The band would release Out of the Vein in 2003 and Ursa Major in 2009, with only Jenkins and Hargreaves as the remaining core members. The band is currently working on a fifth studio album, without a title or prospective release date, and tours frequently, currently with Kryz Reid, Alex Kopp, and Alex LeCavalier.
The band found commercial success in the 1990s, with Third Eye Blind and Blue going six and two times platinum in the United States respectively. Several songs were a commercial success as well, with "Semi-Charmed Life," "Jumper," and "How's It Going to Be," all reaching the Top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100, and "Never Let You Go" breaking to Top 20. Third Eye Blind has sold around 12 million records worldwide.