"Journey" is an rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973 by former members of "Santana." The group has worked through several incarnations over the years, with its strongest commercial success coming in the late 1970's and early 1980's. At that time the group recorded a series of hit power ballads, including "Don't Stop Believing", "Any Way You Want It", "Faithfully", "Open Arms", "Send Her My Love" "Separate Ways", "Wheel in the Sky", "Who's Crying Now", "Stone In Love", and "Lights".
The group staged a successful reunion in the mid-1990s with a major hit, "When You Love a Woman." During the course of their career, their albums have achieved gold status on two occasions, platinum status three times, multi-platinum eight times, and Diamond one time. These include seven consecutive multi-platinum albums, stretching from 1978 on through to 1987.
The group has also had 18 Top 40 singles, six of which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their signature song, "Don't Stop Believing", is the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history, reaching all the way to the 2 million mark.
"Journey" has sold 47 million albums in the U.S., earning them the spit as the 28th best selling band. Their worldwide sales have reached nearly 80 million albums. A 2005 USA Today opinion poll asked participants to name who they thought was the best American rock band in history. "Journey" came in fifth place, strong evidence of the group's enduring success.