Big Time Rush: Where Are They Now?

In honor of the recent announcement of their new “Forever Tour”, let’s take a look at what each member of Big Time Rush has been up to since their Nickelodeon show was cancelled in 2013.

Don’t you feel the rush? That’s right, Big Time Rush is making a comeback! The American pop-music boyband recently announced their “Forever Tour” starting this summer, with Dixie D’Amelio as their opening act. It has been a while since we have seen members Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega, and Logan Henderson take the stage. Let’s catch up and take a look at what each of them have been up to since the Nickelodeon show ended in 2013.


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Kendall Schmidt

Often seen as the leader of the band in the Nickelodeon sitcom series Big Time Rush, Kendall Schmidt has been flying under the radar since the split. He re-joined the duo Heffron Drive in 2014 along with his friend Dustin Belt. The two formed this duo before the Big Time Rush days and have released several singles until 2018 along with an album Happy Mistakes. Since reuniting with Big Time Rush in 2020, he has been very active on social media with 2 million followers on Instagram and 677.9k on TikTok.


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James Maslow

After the split, James focused on his solo career as a musician and actor. In 2014, he competed on Dancing with the Stars, making it all the way to finals. Since 2015, he has been cast in acting roles for various TV shows such as Big Bang Theory, Celebrity Big Brother, The Big Stage, World’s Funniest Animals, Sequestered, and more. He also released various songs as a solo artist and also an album entitled How I Like It in 2017. Currently, he is the owner of a loungewear line “Vacation Club” and a part of a DJ duo “LTX” along with Eugene Ugorski.


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Carlos PenaVega

Since the original end of Big Time Rush, Carlos also competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2015, landing a spot in the finals. In 2014, he married Alexa Vega (famously known as Carmen from SpyKids) and have since had three children together: Ocean, Kingston, and Rio. Currently, the couple also has a YouTube channel “LexLovesLos”, a book entitled What If Love Is the Point?, and a clothing line.


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Logan Henderson

Last but not least, Logan has also kept his life very low-key since the Big Time Rush hiatus. After taking a three year break from the entertainment world to focus on his personal life, he briefly pursued a solo music career releasing three grunge pop style singles in 2017. In 2018, he release his solo album Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams, Pt.1. His single “Pull Me Deep” released that same year peaked on the Billboard Top 40. Since the Big Time Rush reunion, Logan has been active on social media with 1.5 million Instagram followers and 833k TikTok followers.

We are so excited to see these four reunite on stage again at dozens of U.S cities this summer. Tickets are available for purchase now on the Big Time Rush website.

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Grace Deasy

Grace Deasy is a student at Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Advertising and minoring in Digital Media Trends and Analytics. She is currently an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos.