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MEMBERS: Amy Lee ~ Will Boyd ~ Terry Balsamo (2004 - present) ~ Troy McLawhorn (2007 - present) ~ William Hunt (2007 - present) ~ Ben Moody (left in 2003)~ John LeCompt (left in 2007) ~ Rocky Gray (left in 2007)
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BIRTHDAYS:
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "My Immortal" (2004)
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BIGGEST LP: Fallen (2003)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 2
button.gif (123 bytes) "There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience" - Lee, Evanescence, 2003

 
TIMELINE

Evanescencebutton.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence consists of Amy Lee on vocals, Ben Moody on lead guitar, John LeCompt on guitar, Will Boyd on bass, and Rocky Gray on drums and hail from Little Rock, Arkansas. The self-described rock band categorizes their sound as "dramatic, dark rock." The group began with Lee and Moody meeting as teens and finding a musical connection. By the late 90s, Evanescence was gaining notoriety with selling EPs of their music.

2003... # 19 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Daredevil soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence first gained wide-spread notice when their tracks "Bring Me To Life" and "My Immortal" were featured on the soundtrack for Daredevil. "Bring Me To Life" features Paul McCoy of 12 Stones.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence released Fallen.
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence hit the Top 40 with "Bring Me To Life."
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence topped the Billboard Modern Rock chart for 3 weeks with "
Bring Me To Life."
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence topped the Billboard Christian Album chart for 5 weeks Fallen.

April
Evanescence - Fallenbutton.gif (123 bytes) Fallen was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence were doing well on the Christian charts until the group made it known that they didn't want to be lumped into the Christian music scene. Fallen had topped the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart before Christian record stores began removing the band's LP. Moody had stated about the groups stance on being viewed as a 'Christian band': "...Amy and I are Christians, but we are not a Christian band. We write about a number of things, just things we experience in life. Because our spirituality is a big part of our lives, it comes through in our music. But our lives are our ministry. Our music is just a way for us to convey the message to those who listen that they are not alone."

May
Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence hit the Top 10 and then #1 for 2 weeks with "Bring Me To Life."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart with "
Bring Me To Life."
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence topped UK singles chart for 4 weeks with "
Bring Me To Life."
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Fallen was certified 2x platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Rock Track ("Bring Me To Life").
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence began headlining their own tour.
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence's video for "
Bring Me To Life" was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rock Video and Best New Artist.
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Fallen topped the LP charts in Canada and UK LP chart for a week.

September
Evanescence - "Going Under" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence hit the Top 40 with "Going Under."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Guitarist Ben Moody left Evanescence during their European tour. He was replaced on tour temporarily by Terry Balsamo, guitarist from Cold.
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Fallen was certified 3x platinum.


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December
Evanescence - "My Immortal" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence hit the Top 40 with "My Immortal."
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence had the 4th biggest selling LP of the year -
Fallen - which sold over 3.3 million copies during the year in the US.

2004... Evanescence: # 27 Singles Artist of the Year ~ Amy Lee: # 91 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Evanescence - "Everybody's Fool" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album and performed at the ceremony.
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence named Balsamo as a permanent member of the group.
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Top 10 with "My Immortal."
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence topped the Canadian singles chart with "
My Immortal."
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Fallen was certified 4x platinum.

February
Seether featuring Amy Lee - "Broken" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Bring Me To Life") and Best New Artist, and were nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album (Fallen), Best Rock Song (songwriters: Lee and Moody). When the band came up on stage to receive their Best New Artist award, fellow nominee 50 Cent walked up and then off the stage. Lee said of his actions: "I thought it was disrespectful. 50 Cent and my band have been nominated for a lot of awards, and he's won them all, and we always sit there, smile and clap for him. It was the one five minutes that weren't his."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence hit #1 for a week with "My Immortal."
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart with "
My Immortal."

April
Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Fallen was certified 5x platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "My Immortal" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award including Best Rock Video.
button.gif (123 bytes) Amy Lee hit the Top 40 helping out Seether with their Top 10 hit "Broken" (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3) from the soundtrack The Punisher.

September
Evanescence - Anywhere But Homebutton.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence won a World Music Award for Best Rock Artist.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence was nominated for 2
American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group and Artist of the Year.
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence released the CD/DVD
Anywhere But Home.
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Fallen was certified 6x platinum.

December
Evanescence - The Open Doorbutton.gif (123 bytes) Anywhere But Home was certified gold.
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Fallen was the 8th biggest-selling LP in the US for year with sales during the year topping 2.7 million.

2005...Amy Lee: # 142 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("My Immortal").

2006.. # 38 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Evanescence - "Lithium" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence hit the Top 40 with "Call Me When You're Sober."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence hit the Top 10 with "Call Me When You're Sober."

October
Evanescence - "Sweet Sacrifice" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence released their next LP The Open Door.
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top Internet Albums chart with
The Open Door - the LP sold over 447,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

November
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The Open Door was certified platinum.

2007..

May
Evanescence - "Good Enough" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) During the month, John LeCompt and Rocky Gray left the band and were replaced by guitarist Troy McLawhorn and drummer Will Hunt.

2008..

February
Nightmare Revisited soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Sweet Sacrifice").

June
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Fallen was certified 7x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Bring Me To Life" was certified gold.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Lee could be heard on the compilation
Nightmare Revisted with the track "Sally's Song."

2011...

October
Evanescence - 'Evanescence'button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence released Evanescence.
button.gif (123 bytes) Evanescence topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Rock Albums chart, Digital Albums chart, Alternative Albums chart, and Hard Rock Albums chart with
Evanescence. The LP sold over 127,000 copies its first week of release in the US.






LPs
Evanescence - Fallen
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Fallen
Released: March, 2003
US: 7x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Going Under" - "Bring Me To Life" - "Everybody's Fool" - "My Immortal" - "Haunted" - "Tourniquet" - "Imaginary" - "Talking Over Me" - "Hello" - "My Last Breath" - "Whisper"
Evanescence - Anywhere But Home
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Anywhere But Home
Released: November, 2004
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 39
Evanescence - The Open Door
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The Open Door
Released: October, 2006
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Sweet Sacrifice" - "Call Me When You're Sober" - "Weight Of The World" - "Lithium" - "Cloud Nine" - "Snow White Queen" - "Lacrymosa" - "Like You" - "Lose Control" - "The Only One" - "Your Star" - "All That I'm Living For" - "Good Enough"
Evanescence - 'Evanescence'
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Evanescence
Released: October, 2011
Billboard peak: # 1
Tracks: "What You Want" - "Made Of Stone" - "The Change" - "My Heart Is Broken" - "The Other Side" - "Erase This" - "Lost In Paradise" - "Sick" - "End Of The Dream" - "Oceans" - "Never Go Back" - "Swimming Home"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 My Immortal

from the LP
Fallen and Daredevil soundtrack
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 31 - 24 - 18 - 11 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 13 - 17 - 18 - 20 - 29 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
9
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Rock Video
1(1) 24 2004 Evanescence - "My Immortal" (Single)
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2 Bring Me To Life

from the LP
Fallen and Daredevil soundtrack
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 31 - 26 - 21 - 14 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 6 - 8 - 14 - 16 - 27 - 35 - off - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
16
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Winner:
Best Hard Rock Performance
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rock Song
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Rock Video, Best New Artist
1(2) 20 2003 Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life" (Single)
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3 Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober" (Single)Call Me When You're Sober

from the LP
The Open Door
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 28 - 23 - 18 - 13 - 13 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 16 - 16 - 19 - 23 - 25 - 26 - 31 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
32
5 23 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
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4 Evanescence - "Going Under" (Single)Going Under

from the LP
Fallen
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 32 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
159
29 3 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
 
  Evanescence - "Everybody's Fool" (Single)Everybody's Fool

from the LP
Fallen
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  Evanescence - "Lithium" (Single)Lithium

from the LP
The Open Door
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  Evanescence - "Sweet Sacrifice" (Single)Sweet Sacrifice

from the LP
The Open Door
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  Evanescence - "Good Enough" (Single)Good Enough

from the LP
The Open Door
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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