Never has the phrase «he shoots, he scores» been more applicable than when mentioning rabid hockey fan and chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik. The Los Angeles native, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fist-a-cuffs), burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit «Superman (It's Not Easy),» and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since. While he doesn't wear tights and fight crime as his breakthrough track «Superman» suggests, his songs could bring any maniacal villain to their knees (and tears) with his poignantly sharp songs that cut deeper than a Ginsu knife.
In his career, Ondrasik has sold over 2.5 million albums including 2004's «Battle for Everything,» which spawned the 2X platinum «100 Years,» which continues to melt hearts, provide all ages with an instant case of nostalgia. Other hits have included «The Riddle,» «World,» «Chances» and «What If.» His music has been featured in 350 films, TV shows and advertisements ranging from the «The Blind Side» to «Hawaii Five-O.» He has also written tunes for everyone from Josh Groban to The Backstreet Boys.
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