Ben Folds & yMusic went on tour this year ahead of their collaborative album, So There. Ben Folds is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock trio Ben Folds Five, famous for songs like “Brick” and “Battle of Who Could Care Less.” Born in North Carolina in 1966, Ben Folds began collaborating with friends and fellow musicians Darren Jessee and Robert Sledge in 1994, and the trio soon became known as “Ben Folds Five.” The band released their first, self-titled album the next year, followed by 1997’s Whatever and Ever Amen, which included the hits “Brick” and “Battle of Who Could Care Less.” With Folds on vocals, Ben Folds Five became known for their fresh, soothing melodies and guitar-less sound, finding a spot in the “nerd-rock” music scene. Following a third release, the band broke up in 2000. Folds went solo, releasing Rockin’ the Suburbs in 2001. Ben Folds Five reunited in 2012, releasing their fourth studio album, The Sound of the Life of the Mind, that same year.