Huey Lewis and the News is an American rock band that became an integral part of the fabric of the music of the eighties. They burst into the decade with their first hit single from their second album," Do You Believe in Love". The song was released in 1981, and was written by recording production and writing genius, Mutt Lange.
Then, in 1983, Huey Lewis and the News released their third album, "Sports" and musical history was made. The album included a series of hit singles, such as; " I Want a New Drug", "The Heart of Rock and Roll", " Honky Tonk Blues", and " Heart and Soul". The best-selling single of the album, "I Want a New Drug" would go on to become a source of controversy and legal wrangling in the years to come. The album would sell over 10 million copies in the United States alone.
Huey Lewis and the News are California based, and as such have been the recipients of 30 Californian Awards. The years between the decade of the eighties and early nineties saw the band release five albums. All of the albums were certified Gold, Platinum or Multi- Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Their international hit single " The Power of Love" hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and was nominated for an Academy Award after its inclusion on the soundtrack for the iconic movie classic, "Back to the Future" with Michael J. Fox.
Over the years, Huey Lewis and the News have continued to tour and appear in movies, television, and in live appearances. Huey Lewis has appeared on a number of "Hot in Cleveland" episodes. On January 14, 2012 Huey Lewis and the News sang the National Anthem at the San Francisco 49'ers first 2012 Divisional Playoff Game. This rock band that has their roots in blues rock and blue-eyed soul is still on the road and going strong.