Big Time Rush (also known as BTR) is an American boy band, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. The band consists of members Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson. The band released its debut album, BTR in October 2010. It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies. A second studio album, Elevate, was released on November 21, 2011. As of May 2012, the group has sold around 3.7 million singles around the world.