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Aly & AJ is a musical duo consisting of sisters Alyson Michalka and Amanda Michalka. They started in 2004 and are still active today. They were under the Hollywood Records label until they left the label in 2010. They are well known to Disney Channel which aired one of their concerts, and also airs their music videos. They write all of their own songs but have also done a few covers of songs by others. They can play the guitar, the piano, and the bongos. They were born in Torrance, California, but spent part of their childhood in Seattle, Washington. They are also both actresses. They have appeared at various Disney related events such as performing at the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade December 25, 2005 and 2006. On July 8, 2009, the duo announced they were changing their name to 78violet. On December 9, 2015, they announced that they were changing their name back to Aly & AJ.


The Aly & AJ butterfly logo.

  • Do You Believe In Magic (Single) (2005)
  • Into the Rush (2005)
    • Japan Import Version (2005)
      • Deluxe Edition (2006)

        Aly and Aj old logo

  • Chemicals React - EP (2006)
  • Acoustic Hearts of Winter (2006)
  • Insomniatic (2007)
  • Ten Years (2017)
  • Sanctuary (2019)

Music featured in movies

Aly & AJ have had some of their songs put into movies, and some have been other songs of theirs that they re-made for the movie.


  • DisneyMania 3 - "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (2005)
  • Radio Disney Jingle Jams - "Jingle Bell Rock" (2005)
  • Girl Next - "Rush" (2006 re-mix version)

Aly & AJ tours

  • The Cheetah Girls Cheetah-lious Christmas tour, warm up band for TCG (December 2005)
  • Mini Mall tour (August 2005)
  • Late spring/summer Living Room tour (April - August 2006)
  • Holiday season tour (November - December 2006)
  • 2007 Summer Tour (July - September 2007)


  • Their CD Into the Rush went Platinum as of May 2007.
  • Nominated for the award of Contemporary Inspirational Artist of the Year (Christian Artist of the Year) - (2006 American Music Awards)

Dual filmography and Videography

Year Title Aly's role AJ's role Notes
2006 Cow Belles Taylor Callum Courtney Callum Disney Channel Original Movie
2007 Super Sweet 16: The Movie Taylor Tiara Sara Conners MTV Films
  • On the Ride Concert DVD (April 4, 2006)


  • They are both Christians so their music comes from a Christian perspective.
  • The Simple Aly & AJ butterfly logo was designed by Aly herself. They now have a new double A logo, though this logo was designed by Hugo Morales.
  • Aly & AJ sang the national anthem at the White House and met President Bush on part of their Living Room tour.
  • Aly & AJ have one dog (Bandit) and two puppies (Roadie and Willow), their other dog Saint died.

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