The Fray, an American piano rock band, have released four studio albums, three live albums, one compilation album, five extended plays, twelve singles, one promotional single and ten music videos. The members of the group met in a music store in Denver – independently, positive coverage from many local media outlets brought them to the attention of Epic Records, who signed them in 2004.[2] The Fray's debut studio album, How to Save a Life, was released in 2005. Five singles were released from the album in total: the first two, "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and the album's title track, both reached the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 and were certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA): the latter also topped the Irish singles chart and reached number 4 in the United Kingdom.[5][7]

The Fray's second album, The Fray, was inspired by a series of trips they took to Rwanda, and featured production from Brendan O'Brien.[2] After its release in February 2009, The Fray became their first album to top the US Billboard 200, and also reached the top ten of the Canadian and United Kingdom albums charts.[9] Its release was preceded by the release of the single "You Found Me", which reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also certified triple platinum by the RIAA. It also achieved success in Australia, where it topped the singles chart and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[3][135] Three further singles – "Never Say Never", a cover of the Kanye West song "Heartless" and "Syndicate" – were also released from the album.

In 2012, The Fray released their third album, named Scars & Stories: the title comes from an unreleased B-side previously recorded by the group.[2] It charted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 and at number 6 in Canada, and spawned two singles: "Heartbeat", which reached number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Run for Your Life".

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSalesCertifications
US
USRock
AUS
[10]
CAN
GER
[15]
IRL
[5]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[9]
How to Save a Life14419564502574
The Fray
  • Released: February 3, 2009 (US)[25]
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
113246135419478
  • RIAA: Platinum
  • ARIA: Gold[21]
  • BPI: Silver[77]
  • MC: Gold
Scars & Stories
  • Released: February 7, 2012 (US)[28]
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
42186454168393244
Helios
  • Released: February 25, 2014 (US)[29]
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
822111434851
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums

List of live albums
TitleAlbum details
Live at the Electric Factory: Bootleg No. 1[30]
  • Released: July 18, 2006 (US)[30]
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Acoustic in Nashville: Bootleg No. 2[31]
  • Released: September 4, 2007 (US)[31]
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Live from the 9:30 Club: Bootleg No. 3
  • Released: 2009 (US)
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
The Fray – The Collection[32]
  • Released: March 8, 2013 (US)[32]
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Through the Years: The Best of the Fray[136]
  • Released: November 4, 2016
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
77
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

List of extended plays
TitleDetails
Movement EP
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD
Reason EP
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD
iTunes Live from Soho[33]
  • Released: April 7, 2009 (US)[33]
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: Digital download
Christmas EP[34]
  • Released: December 21, 2009 (US)[34]
  • Formats: Digital download
Covers[35]
  • Released: August 7, 2012 (US)[35]
  • Format: LP

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US
USAdult
USPop
AUS
[3]
CAN
GER
[39]
IRL
[5]
NZ
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[7]
"Over My Head (Cable Car)"200582522118325259619
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum
  • ARIA: Gold[101]
  • BPI: Silver[77]
  • MC: Gold
How to Save a Life
"How to Save a Life"20063132174517284
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum[101]
  • BPI: Platinum[77]
  • MC: Platinum
  • RMNZ: Gold
"Look After You"2007591231
"All at Once"20175
"You Found Me"2008716112734186335
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[135]
The Fray
"Never Say Never"200932712385187
  • RIAA: Platinum
"Heartless"7945
"Syndicate"20101640
"Heartbeat"20114210226663
  • RIAA: Gold
Scars & Stories
"Run for Your Life"20123139
"Love Don't Die"20136074465
  • RIAA: Gold
Helios
"Break Your Plans"201421
"Singing Low"201631Through the Years: The Best of The Fray
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
USPop100
[44]
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"20065041Non-album single

Other charted songs

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
"Absolute"200970The Fray
"Undertow"
(Timbaland featuring The Fray and Esthero)
100Shock Value II
"The Fighter"2012Scars & Stories

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Undertow"[45]2009Timbaland, EstheroShock Value II
"Mahna Mahna"[46]2011noneMuppets: The Green Album
"Take Your Time"[47]Listen to Me: Buddy Holly
"Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World"[68]AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered
"Forever More"[49]2012DJ Fresh, Professor GreenNextlevelism

Music videos

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
TitleYearDirector(s)
"Over My Head (Cable Car)"2005Elliott Lester[50]
"How to Save a Life" (version 1)2006Sam Brown[51]
"How to Save a Life" (version 2)Mark Pellington[52]
"All at Once"2007Rod Blackhurst[53]
"You Found Me"2008Josh Forbes[54]
"Never Say Never"2009Ace Norton[10]
"Heartless"Hiro Murai[56]
"Syndicate"2010Mark Pellington[57]
"Heartbeat"2011Justin Francis[58]
"Run for Your Life"2012Declan Whitebloom[59]
"Love Don't Die"2013Nathan Cox[60]
"Break Your Plans"2014Isaac Slade

Notes

  1. "Syndicate" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number eight on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.
  2. "The Fighter" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number nine on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.