Journey is an American rock group formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California, by former members of Santana. The ensemble has gone through several phases; its strictest commercial success was in the late 1970s until 1987, when it temporarily disbanded. at a time of that period, they released a series of hit songs, which included 1981’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”, the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history; and their highest-charting U.S. hit, “Open Arms”. The ensemble enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid 1990s with a Grammy-nominated hit, “When You Love a Woman”, and later regrouped with a series of lead singers.
Sales have resulted in two gold albums, eight multi-platinum albums, and one Diamond record (which included seven consecutive multi-platinum albums between 1978 and 1987). They had 19 Top 40 singles, six of which reached the Top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Allmusic has described Journey as “one of America’s most beloved (and sometimes hated) commercial rock/pop bands.” According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Journey has sold 47 million albums in the United States, making them the 28th best selling group. Their worldwide sales have reached over 80 million copies. A 2005 USA Today opinion poll named Journey the fifth best American rock band in history. Their music have become arena rock staples and are still played on rock radio stations across the world.