Staind’s decade-plus career has seen worldwide album sales in excess of 13 million and five #1 singles spanning multiple radio formats. With honest, heartfelt lyrics, resounding guitar chords, and Aaron Lewis’s unmistakable voice, the New England-based band leapt to the forefront of American alternative metal with 2001’s hugely popular Flip/Elektra third album, Break The Cycle. Fueled by the hit singles “Outside” and “It’s Been Awhile,” the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, ultimately going on to five-times RIAA platinum certification and worldwide sales of 7 million.
2003’s 14 Shades of Grey saw Staind continuing to dominate rock radio, spawning the mainstream rock hits, “Price To Play” and “So Far Away” and earning RIAA platinum certification. Released two years later, Chapter V entered the Billboard 200 at #1 – Staind’s third consecutive platinum-certified, chart-topping debut. In 2008, The Illusion of Progress made a top 3 debut on the Billboard 200, driven by the #1 alternative rock song, “Believe.”
In addition to his continuing work with Staind, singer Aaron Lewis is a fervent road warrior, performing solo acoustic versions of classics like “Epiphany” and “Right Here” to sell-out audiences across the country.