A Conversation With Jared Leto Of Thirty Seconds To Mars

Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared and Shannon Leto, hail from Los Angeles, CA. The band's eponymous debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars, was released in 2002 and remains a cult favorite. They went on to achieve worldwide success with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005), which sold over 5 million copies. Their next release was This Is War in 2009. The recording process of the album was marked by a legal dispute with record label EMI that eventually became the subject of the award-winning and acclaimed documentary film Artifact (2012). Thirty Seconds to Mars then released the fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), to critical and commercial success. The band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas and stadiums globally. Most recently, they released their fifth studio album America via Interscope Records, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart. The first two singles off the album, “Walk on Water,” and “Dangerous Night” both hit #1 on radio’s Mediabase Alternative Chart.