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L-R: Carlos, Logan, James, Kendall

Big Time Rush (BTR for short) is an American Boy Band created by Nickelodeon in 2009 for the show of the same name. The group consists of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos PenaVeganote .

The group was able to establish itself as a successful band independent of the show, releasing three albums and three extended plays with five tours. One of these tours, 2012's Better With U tour, also contained the first US performances of fellow boy band One Direction.

Following their television show's conclusion, the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2014 up until 2021, when they announced their reunion and started performing live again.note  They have since released a fourth album, Another Life.


  • BTR (2010)
  • Best of Season 1 (EP) (2010)
  • Holiday Bundle (EP) (2010)
  • Elevate (2011)
  • Big Time Movie (EP) (2012)
  • 24/Seven (2013)
  • Another Life (2023)

Tropes in their works:

  • The Cameo: The music video for "City is Ours" features cameo appearances from a few actresses from the Big Time Rush show.
  • Changing Yourself for Love: The song "Any Kind Of Guy" is about the guys announcing their intent to become any kind of guy the girl might want:
    Changing my point of view
    Everyday something new
    Anything to get next to you (gonna get to you)
  • Cover Version:
    • They cover a number of Beatles songs in the Big Time Movie soundtrack.
    • Another one of their songs 'No Idea' is actually a reworked/half-rewritten version of a song by the same name by All Time Low. Both versions share a cowriter, Christopher 'Tricky' Stewart, and he produced Big Time Rush's version, so one can only imagine who introduced it to them. Whichever version is better is usually up to the listener.
  • Rock Star Song: "Famous," which, while ostensibly asking "do you want to be famous?" basically says "look at us, we are famous."
  • Sampling: Of course, "Windows Down" takes its instrumentation and chorus from Blur's "Song 2".
  • Theme Tune Extended: The full version of "Big Time Rush" is about three minutes long, compared to the short version on the show.
  • "They've Come So Far" Song: "Halfway There", which is about coming so far to achieving one's goal.
  • Title Drop: Their song "Big Time Rush" (AKA "Big Time"), also the theme tune for their show.