"Hold On" is a song by Alabama Shakes. The track was first released on February 6, 2012 in the United Kingdom as the lead single from the studio album Boys And Girls, which was released on April 9, 2012. The album peaked to number 8 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. Rolling Stone listed "Hold On" as the best song of 2012 in their list of the 50 Best Songs of 2012. Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson. The group received three nominations for the 2013 Grammy Awards: one for best new artist; one for best rock performance, for "Hold On"; and one for best recording package with their first album, Boys And Girls.