Evanescence – Fallen (2003)
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- Going Under
- Bring Me to Life
- Everybody's Fool
- Taking Over Me
- My Last Breath
- My Immortal
Fallen is the debut studio album by American rock band Evanescence. After releasing several EPs and a demo CD, the group signed to Wind-up in January 2001. Writing songs for Fallen started near the time of the band’s formation; several of the songs that would feature on the album appeared on the band’s earlier releases. Fallen was recorded between August and December 2002 in several locations, including Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. This was followed by a two-week period of mixing at Conway Recording Studios in North Hollywood.
Fallen was released on March 4, 2003, on Wind-up and Epic Records. Fallen is Evanescence’s most commercially successful album to date, selling more than seven million copies in the United States and over 17 million copies worldwide. It debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 after selling more than 141,000 copies during its first week, and peaked at number three in June 2003. Fallen topped the charts in more than ten countries. The album was certified seven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and was certified abroad.
Fallen received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Fallen yielded four singles: “Bring Me to Life”, “My Immortal”, “Going Under”, and “Everybody’s Fool”. “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal” charted in over ten countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The album earned Evanescence five nominations at the 46th Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Hard Rock Performance, and Best New Artist. The band won in the latter two categories. At the following year’s ceremony, the album garnered an additional nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “My Immortal”.
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording independent albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in more...