' 'Big Time Rush (also known as BTR) is an American boy band formed in 2009. The group consisted of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr. and Logan Henderson. The starring the Nickelodeon's television series Big Time Rush and signed to a record deal with Nick Recordssimultaneously with the television series, and then the group was eventually signed to Columbia Records. The show ran from November 28, 2009 to July 25, 2013. The series' pilot episode featured the group's first promotional single, "Big Time Rush". They have released three studio albums which all achieved success.