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Five musicians on the journey of a lifetime.

After originally being a North American Tour, “Why Don’t We” ended up making stops in Europe, Asia, and Australia to show off their new music and talents.

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After originally being a North American Tour, “Why Don’t We” ended up making stops in Europe, Asia, and Australia to show off their new music and talents.

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As one era of musicians comes to an end, another one begins. This is only the beginning for the band “Why Don’t We” as they embark on their musical journey. As their Invitation Tour came to a close earlier this year, they are already planning their next adventure, the 8 Letters Tour in March 2019. In two short years, they went from playing shows with 500 people in small spaces to playing shows in large venues with over 5,000 people.

In between touring, the boys managed to write a full length album as well as a book which came out in October 2018. Along with that came album signings in North America and Australia, book tours in the United States, in addition to other small shows including a performance on The Today Show, BLI Summer Jam, and multiple shows on the upcoming Jingle Ball Tour.

“They are very interactive with the limelights (their fans) and are constantly updating their social medias, sharing fan edits or making surprise announcements,” said Max Kreamer, a junior from Pat-Med.

The boys: Zach Herron, Jack Avery, Jonah Marais, Daniel Seavey, and Corbyn Besson are different than your typical boy band. Each member started out as a solo artist using various platforms to gain a small following of their own. They spent time crafting their own sound by performing solo gigs around their neighborhoods before spontaneously coming together and forming this group.

Jonah and Jack performed at local events in their hometowns until they were picked up to do a small tour with other new artists. Zach posted covers on Instagram to get his name out there. When one of his covers was reposted by a famous singing account, he gained a large following. Corbyn did live singing broadcasts weekly using a new website at the time called Younow and worked his way up from twenty viewers to thousands in a short period of time. Daniel, however, did not get his big break from social media, he actually finished ninth place on the second to last season of American Idol. Each of them started their careers out differently but ended up coming together to craft a new sound in the music industry.

Surprising the fans is something this band is known for. Abigail Yoches, a junior from Pat-Med agrees by stating “The word to describe this band is spontaneous. They are unpredictable and constantly dropping new music unannounced, revealing surprise tours, or simply adding to their merchandise line. The words “taking a break” are not in their vocabulary as they are always working to produce the best music for their fans.”

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Grade 11

"Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself."

154 Comments

154 Responses to “In the Limelight”

  1. jillian calandrino on November 13th, 2018 2:36 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!

  2. Max Kreamer on November 13th, 2018 4:23 pm

    Love it Bella! Great job!

  3. vayda on November 13th, 2018 5:33 pm

    obsessed with this bb!!!

  4. Amber on November 13th, 2018 6:05 pm

    OMG I LOVE THIS!! Go Isabella let your school know about WDW. Great job on this article it is really good.

  5. Emma on November 13th, 2018 7:00 pm

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  6. Aisha on November 13th, 2018 7:48 pm

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  7. Gwen on November 13th, 2018 9:25 pm

    This was great 🙂 I loved reading this and how well it summarized the boys, honestly better than some professional articles!

  8. Khaelyn on November 13th, 2018 11:52 pm

    I love it!!

  9. Ghazal on November 14th, 2018 6:24 am

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  10. April on November 14th, 2018 8:28 am

    Love this!

  11. Christine Calcagno on November 14th, 2018 8:47 am

    Fabulous article Bella very intuitive!

  12. madison on November 14th, 2018 11:05 am

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  13. Jessica on November 14th, 2018 5:31 pm

    Great job!! Very well done!

  14. Sab on November 15th, 2018 9:00 am

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  15. Gabby on November 15th, 2018 10:10 am

    Love this!!!!!

  16. gi on November 15th, 2018 10:28 am

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  17. Ally Ferrari on November 15th, 2018 2:18 pm

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  18. Nijae on November 15th, 2018 10:11 pm

    Yassssss girl. Do your thing. I love it

  19. alli on November 16th, 2018 12:11 am

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  20. Marisol on November 16th, 2018 12:43 am

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  21. vanessa on November 16th, 2018 3:40 am

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  22. Millie on November 16th, 2018 7:24 am

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  23. Kyla on November 16th, 2018 7:36 am

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH ♥️

  24. @seaveykiing on November 16th, 2018 4:19 pm

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  25. angel on November 16th, 2018 4:24 pm

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  26. Tay on November 16th, 2018 6:28 pm

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  27. Adriana on November 16th, 2018 6:50 pm

    I LOVE THIS ARTICLE SO MUCH❤️ Keep up the good work! ❤️x

  28. Isabella on November 16th, 2018 8:04 pm

    OMG I love this so much is so good I love your grammar.

  29. hayley on November 16th, 2018 9:01 pm

    I love this sm! ❤️ you did great on this :))

  30. Tiffany pham on November 16th, 2018 10:17 pm

    this is sooo good !! Ahhh I hope the boys see this!!

    -sourpatchbean

  31. Sierra on November 17th, 2018 12:09 am

    Ugh my heart. This highlights WDW perfectly

  32. Lisa on November 17th, 2018 9:43 am

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  33. Doria (@limelightnation) on November 17th, 2018 10:01 am

    I lovee this too much and miss talking to you xx

  34. Brielle on November 17th, 2018 2:31 pm

    love this

  35. alli on November 17th, 2018 2:36 pm

    love this!! great job!!

  36. Luisa on November 17th, 2018 2:40 pm

    I love it so much

  37. Luisa on November 17th, 2018 2:41 pm

    I love it so much it amazing

  38. Fowziyo on November 17th, 2018 3:15 pm

    Omgg i love this so much love from the Netherlands

  39. Ally on November 17th, 2018 3:47 pm

    WOW! Amazing! Love how you’re basically telling your school all about WDW <3

  40. Brooke on November 17th, 2018 9:41 pm

    I had a project in music and I had to pick an artist or a group and you know I had to pick my boys Why Don’t we. Also You are a true limelight, you’re so pretty and did an amazing job on this article.

  41. Nina on November 18th, 2018 3:00 am

    Awesome ! #Limelight

  42. míng on November 18th, 2018 4:13 am

    It is so good!

  43. Mia Espinosa on November 18th, 2018 9:59 am

    This is amazing! You’re a great writer!

  44. quin on November 18th, 2018 10:09 am

    This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever read, besides In The Limelight of course. Keep doing it! much love.

  45. Abigail on November 18th, 2018 10:41 am

    This is amazing!! Great job, I love it ❤️

  46. si on November 18th, 2018 11:47 am

    OH MY GOSH. THIS IS SO GOOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH! ♥ MUCH LOVE FROM UTAH!

  47. Keaira ward on November 18th, 2018 11:48 am

    This is awesome!! It describes them perfectly! I’m so glad that people are finding them as a good topic to use in these types of things.

  48. Rebecca on November 18th, 2018 12:07 pm

    So good love it ❤️❤️ Love Why don’t we
    Btw I’m from England

  49. janelle torres on November 18th, 2018 12:09 pm

    I love it!!

  50. allison pereyra on November 18th, 2018 12:11 pm

    this is a great article!!! love it so so much.

  51. Brionna Cerveny on November 18th, 2018 12:14 pm

    This is amazing great job

  52. Lilli on November 18th, 2018 12:21 pm

    OMG! Love from kansas!

  53. Tanja on November 18th, 2018 12:42 pm

    I love this so much.
    Love from Germany. ❤

  54. Sara on November 18th, 2018 1:36 pm

    YESSS LOVE THIS AS FOR THEM AND YOU!!

  55. Chloe on November 18th, 2018 2:28 pm

    AMAZING!!!

  56. Savanna on November 18th, 2018 2:34 pm

    This was amazing! Such a talented writer who has a love for such a talented group of guys! This is amazing! Keep up the good work!

  57. Roshely on November 18th, 2018 2:56 pm

    I love this it soo amazing honestly

  58. Emiko on November 18th, 2018 3:22 pm

    YES I LOVE THIS. 3 minutes of reading well spent ♥️

  59. Emiko on November 18th, 2018 3:30 pm

    This touched my Limelight heart Oof I love it ♥️♥️♥️
    from Salt Lake City, Utah ♥️

  60. Alba (weird name ik ) on November 18th, 2018 3:51 pm

    WE STAN THIS. People need to know more about why don’t we. ❤

  61. brooke on November 18th, 2018 4:09 pm

    this is so well written!!! wig incinerated.

  62. Temi on November 18th, 2018 4:27 pm

    OML I LOVE THIS. I WISH I COULD DO THIS AT MY SCHOOL!!!!

  63. Reanne on November 18th, 2018 4:52 pm

    I LOVE!! I saw your Instagram video and wanted to show some love <3!! I actually did a paper on the boys as well for my music class! Great minds think a like <3

  64. Vivian on November 18th, 2018 5:02 pm

    THIS IS SO AMAZING I LOVE THIS!!

  65. Riley Sapiano on November 18th, 2018 5:48 pm

    Don’t know you, but I saw this on Instagram and I had to support a fellow limelight ❤️❤️

  66. Esmi on November 18th, 2018 6:33 pm

    Love this so much

  67. Mackenzie on November 18th, 2018 6:45 pm

    This is the best article I’ve ever read!! Write more!! You should do one on Limelights 😉 haha

  68. Bella on November 18th, 2018 6:50 pm

    Brooooo we have the same name

  69. zuzia on November 18th, 2018 7:08 pm

    I love it!! btw I am from Poland.

  70. Cassidy on November 18th, 2018 8:24 pm

    Wow I love this!!

  71. Peyton on November 18th, 2018 8:25 pm

    LOVE THIS!

  72. Victoria on November 18th, 2018 8:57 pm

    this is amazing

  73. Lauren on November 18th, 2018 11:50 pm

    Yessss!!! Finally an article I’m interested in:) Let’s spread the word of WDW!

  74. Aisyah on November 19th, 2018 12:21 am

    I LOVE THISSSSS…BTW im from Brunei:)))

  75. Ashli on November 19th, 2018 12:39 am

    So, this was actually the greatest thing. You wrote this so well and explained Why Don’t We perfectly. I’m impressed, this is incredible:)

  76. Nditsheni Ratshikhopha on November 19th, 2018 1:41 am

    Wow. I’m from South Africa and this is really one of the best WDW articles I’ve ever read! This article doesn’t just make them out as a boyband, it makes them out as 5 boys livinf their dreams and changing the world

  77. Kaitlyn on November 19th, 2018 2:02 am

    i love this so much!

  78. Ardini barizah on November 19th, 2018 7:39 am

    OMG LOVE THIS ITS SUPER INTERESTING I’M FROM SINGAPORE

  79. Serena on November 19th, 2018 9:19 am

    THIS IS JUST GREAT AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SOOO MUCH AHHA! Happy to be a limelight ❤️

  80. Serena on November 19th, 2018 9:21 am

    I love this so so much!! Keep up with the amazing work girl❤️ I was born in Japan but I’m Italian and Chinese 🙂 I love the boys so so much and can’t wait to meet them again

  81. Itzanami on November 19th, 2018 9:31 am

    It’s so good ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  82. Berra on November 19th, 2018 10:32 am

    I am reading this from Germany and I love this♥️♥️

  83. Ojala on November 19th, 2018 11:23 am

    Honestly, this is the absolute truth and I love how everything is explained so well. This is absolutely amazing.

  84. Carla Adams on November 19th, 2018 11:47 am

    This is amazing, I can’t stop reading it!

    I’m all the way from England ahah

  85. Mya on November 19th, 2018 11:59 am

    I love this article!! I came from Instagram on the explore page!

  86. Chase on November 19th, 2018 1:37 pm

    This is great!

  87. wdwfan on November 19th, 2018 2:16 pm

    soo good

  88. Ellie on November 19th, 2018 3:34 pm

    This is so good!! I love it 🙂

  89. A girl from europe on November 19th, 2018 4:24 pm

    I’m from Norway

  90. @heavyyherron on ig go follow me ;) on November 19th, 2018 5:27 pm

    girl this is amazing really showing how much you love the boy right here ✨

  91. Limelight on November 19th, 2018 5:41 pm

    OMG I LOVE THIS. CORBYN ZACH DANIEL JACK AND JONAH HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS ❤️

  92. Roshely on November 19th, 2018 7:01 pm

    Omg honestly this is so good and if the boys read this they would love it as well

  93. Stephanie Gallagher on November 19th, 2018 7:02 pm

    good job bella <3

  94. Emily on November 19th, 2018 7:07 pm

    LOVVEE THISSS❤️❤️❤️
    (Im from canadaaa)

  95. Grace on November 19th, 2018 7:08 pm

    Love to use this when people ask me “Who are the boys you follow around” Minnesota limelight❤️❤️

  96. Falling.hard.for.wdw on ig on November 19th, 2018 7:08 pm

    Love this article good job btw go check out my fan count on Instagram @fallin.hard.for.wdw

  97. Mo on November 19th, 2018 7:36 pm

    Wow! I’m in love! I wish my school would let us write essays like this! Yours is SOO good! Way to go! ♥️♥️

  98. Luciana on November 19th, 2018 8:07 pm

    wow, thank you for supporting these boys and for spreading the message!
    From @bessx.ns❤️

  99. Lydia on November 19th, 2018 8:38 pm

    Love this!! Amazing that you wrote about the boys!!!

  100. Lydia on November 19th, 2018 8:41 pm

    Amazing!! Also I am from New Zealand!!

  101. Alexa on November 19th, 2018 8:46 pm

    Isabella Scuteri this article is amazing. Your amazing. BTW im also a limelight.

  102. Nat on November 19th, 2018 9:13 pm

    This is so good!!

  103. Kenia on November 19th, 2018 11:56 pm

    AMAZING!! I don’t usually like reading articles but this made me want to read more good job .

  104. Elizabeth on November 20th, 2018 1:54 am

    i love what u did there great job love wdw4life

  105. Isabela on November 20th, 2018 4:41 am

    Heyy, i’m From Brazil and I just love it!!
    This is amazing!! God job!! ❤️

  106. Sabb.. on November 20th, 2018 5:58 am

    Wayhoo!!!congratulations❤

  107. Kayla Hanifah on November 20th, 2018 7:10 am

    I’m Indonesian. This is the amazing information about Why Don’t We. I love it. Good job and congratulation!!!

  108. Kayla Hanifah on November 20th, 2018 7:12 am

    I’m Indonesian. This is the good article about Why Don’t We. I love it. Good job and congratulation!!!

  109. Natalie on November 20th, 2018 12:00 pm

    This is so good!! If I was in your school I would actually be your best friend I’m not even joking!! I love this article!!

  110. Fief on November 20th, 2018 12:01 pm

    I LOVEE THIS!!!

  111. Shaikha on November 20th, 2018 1:51 pm

    I’m living for this article ♥️♥️ Thank you for making my day

  112. Kenzi on November 20th, 2018 5:11 pm

    This is amazing

  113. Isabella seavey on November 20th, 2018 5:22 pm

    I am from North Carolina and love this article

  114. Megan on November 20th, 2018 6:27 pm

    Girl this is awesome I love it!!

  115. Briana on November 20th, 2018 7:54 pm

    Ahhh I love this, amazing job!

  116. Briana on November 20th, 2018 7:56 pm

    Omg I totally forgot… I’m from Portland OR :))

  117. Jessica on November 20th, 2018 10:41 pm

    Great! I love this. Definitely worth reading! Dream on & achieve! Limelights will own this world one day..

  118. brooklyn on November 20th, 2018 10:41 pm

    hey i’m a limelight from south dakota and i loved this article!! YOU DID SO GOOD

  119. Millie on November 21st, 2018 1:23 am

    I love this soooooooooooo much xoxo congratulations also I’m from Australia

  120. Leena on November 21st, 2018 1:30 am

    I am in love with this. I’ve been a limelight since day one and love that you made a whole article about them so more poeple can become limelights.

  121. Christin on November 21st, 2018 4:39 am

    I Love it !
    Btw I’m from germany
    And I read it bc wdw is in it
    LIMELIGHT

  122. layla on November 21st, 2018 8:47 am

    this article is amazing. And @whydontwemusic is shaking

  123. Joo on November 21st, 2018 10:39 am

    Love this Artikel so much❤ Greetings from Germany ❤

  124. Erika on November 21st, 2018 11:06 am

    Love this article so much represent the Limelights.❤❤❤

  125. Gabi on November 21st, 2018 12:45 pm

    I’m from Poland and I love it!

  126. McKayla on November 21st, 2018 6:25 pm

    This is better then a book and I hate reading things except if it’s for wdw but Bella is is so good

  127. Marlene on November 21st, 2018 11:12 pm

    I love this band so much!! ❤️ I don’t even have to read the article to know that it’s a great article because it’s about Why Don’t We! ❤️❤️❤️

    Ps I’m still gonna read it

  128. Bay on November 22nd, 2018 12:32 am

    Love this! It’s a good article and I’m glad that a limelight wrote it.

  129. Caitlynn on November 22nd, 2018 2:20 am

    Love thiss

  130. Layla on November 22nd, 2018 9:16 am

    This was so good!! I LOVED IT

  131. Dory on November 22nd, 2018 11:06 am

    This is great

  132. Johanna on November 22nd, 2018 2:24 pm

    This is amazing I love it

  133. Fief on November 22nd, 2018 3:10 pm

    This is my second time reading and i still LOVE it, Xx from the Netherlands

  134. Ella on November 22nd, 2018 5:11 pm

    Omg as a limelight i been a limelight for (almost) 2 years and you know about them alot.

  135. @seavey.watermelons on ig on November 22nd, 2018 6:44 pm

    OMGGG LOVE THIS SOOOOO FREAKING MUCHHHH!! ♥️♥️

  136. @seavey.watermelons on ig on November 22nd, 2018 6:45 pm

    SOOOOO GOODDDDD!! LOVE THTIS SOO MUCHHH!! ♥️♥️

  137. Syd on November 22nd, 2018 7:19 pm

    great great great!!!!! I LOVE IT .

    AMAZING JOBBBB

  138. Miah on November 22nd, 2018 7:29 pm

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCHH!!!!

  139. Mack on November 22nd, 2018 10:10 pm

    Don’t go to y’all school, but need to support a fellow limelight. Hey y’all great job btw. Ok that’s all

  140. Harmony on November 23rd, 2018 12:16 am

    YES! Let your school know about why don’t we! Great job!

  141. Amanda on November 23rd, 2018 12:23 am

    Great job!!! so happy you wrote this!!!

  142. Kelly on November 23rd, 2018 3:23 am

    OMG!! I love this, I was smiling the entire time I was reading this.
    Great job!! ☺️

  143. Nikki on November 23rd, 2018 9:16 am

    Beautiful it’s great

  144. 13 on November 23rd, 2018 9:43 am

    Love it!

  145. Nirmine on November 23rd, 2018 11:16 am

    Amazingggg

  146. Wendy on November 23rd, 2018 11:29 pm

    This a great written article! Good job I love it! Way to let you school know who WDW is and being brave enough to put it out there!

  147. Ana on November 24th, 2018 12:48 am

    Love this good job!!!!!
    The boys are so amazing and i love you for writing this!!

  148. Raluca on November 24th, 2018 11:57 am

    THIS IS AMAZING

  149. brianna on November 24th, 2018 12:55 pm

    OMG I LOVE THIS ARTICLE AND EXPLAINS SO MUCH ABOUT WDW,THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS 🙂

  150. Riley McParland on November 25th, 2018 1:04 pm

    This is great, the boys should use this for their publicity campaigns. You did a fabulous job accentuating our boys Isabella. <3 (:

  151. Aradelys on November 26th, 2018 9:50 am

    This is amazing!!
    I love it!❤️

  152. Bailey on November 26th, 2018 6:28 pm

    This article is greats I saw the link on Instagram and in my opinion the boys need to see this!!! Much love from a Kentucky limelight- Bailey

  153. Olivia on November 29th, 2018 3:01 pm

    OMG!! BEST THING IVE EVER READ ~ Zachxpickle

  154. tiffany on December 6th, 2018 12:11 am

    THIS IS AMAZING AND I CANT SAY IT ENOUGH!!! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO @sourpatchbean

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