Committed are a six-man a cappella group who won Season 2 of NBC's The Sing-Off, winning an Epic record deal and $100K cash prize. Member Therry Thomas told AOL Music, "The song 'Break Free' was written during our college years, at a time when we faced a lot of challenges in our values and things we believed in." He continued, "The idea is that we can break free from whatever is challenging us or holding us back in life."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.