WDW, as we all know them, Why Don’t We is a boys’ band that was initiated in September 2016 by Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jack Avery, and Jonah Marais. Jack Avery from Susquehanna - Pennsylvania, Corbyn Besson from Fairfax – Virginia, Zach Herron from Dallas– Texas, Jonah Marais from Stillwater – Minnesota, Daniel Seavey from Portland - Oregon.
Daniel Seavey had already accomplished a name for himself at the age of 15 when he ranked at Top 15 in American Idol Season 14, this made him the youngest finalist of that season.
Previously they had all recorded as solo artists, then it was through social media that they came to be known as a band. Since they all came from different places in the U.S., it was through social media they gained some measure of fame due to their posts on platforms like YouTube. Appearing in vlogs has been the stepping stone for the band along with their friend Logan Paul who has directed three videos to date.
After they became acquainted via social media tours such as Digi tour, then they came together as a band in 2016 with the help of Jon Lucero.
Their debut single 'Taking You' was released in October 2016, which was a track from their first EP 'Only The Beginning' which they released quite soon in November of the same year.
The second EP 'Something Different' followed soon afterward in April 2017, and it's lead single 'Something Different' was released the same day.
It seems that moving fast is their motto as they released the third EP 'Why Don’t We Just' in June 2017. And as soon as they finished the tour they were performing as a promotion for the second EP, they released the single 'These Girls' which was followed by the fourth EP 'A Why Don't We Christmas' in November.
Why Don’t We band formed just a couple of years ago, but their social media tools have allowed them to bypass typical paths to stardom like having a Disney Channel Show and become ridiculously popular, with 105 million YouTube views 'These Girls' has earned over 30 million (as well as 90 million audio streams). Up to date, they have released five EPs, recently breaking into the Billboard 200 with 'Invitation' the Fourth EP in September 2017.
WDW has shown off their musical and performance talents through Vine, Instagram, Musical.Ly and other video engagement apps that have brought them popularity and fans, and put them on the path to success.
Of course, they have a great competition to meet but they are not worried, especially with David Loeffler and Randy Phillips, two music industry managers and old friends of Jon Lucero who is the tour manager of Why Don’t We.