Evanescence discography

American rock band Evanescence has released four studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, one demo album, three extended plays, fourteen singles, eight promotional singles, two video albums and fourteen music videos. Evanescence was formed in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by Amy Lee and Ben Moody. The lineup of the band has since gone through numerous changes with Lee being the principal member. To date, the band has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.[1]

Evanescence discography
Amy Lee 2011 Evanescence concert 10-25-11.jpg
Amy Lee performing with Evanescence in Toronto in 2011
Studio albums4
Live albums2
Compilation albums1
Video albums2
Music videos14
EPs3
Singles14
Demo albums1
Promotional singles8

The earliest of Evanescence's material was released in the late 1990s through independent label Bigwig Enterprises, beginning with their self-titled EP in 1998, followed by the Sound Asleep EP the following year.[2] The band recorded and released a demo album in 2000, titled Origin, and sold it at their concert venues. Very few copies of Origin were pressed, and soon went on sale for high prices online.[3]

The band signed to Wind-up Records in January 2001.[4] In early 2003, the band released the Mystary EP, with their debut full-length album Fallen following in March. In the United States, Fallen sold 141,000 copies in its first week,[5] and was met with critical acclaim. It spawned the singles "Bring Me to Life", "Going Under", "My Immortal", and "Everybody's Fool". "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal" peaked in the top ten in several countries, and respectively were certified triple platinum and platinum by the RIAA.[6] The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart and went on to sell more than 17 million units worldwide.[7] Fallen was certified seven times platinum by the RIAA,[6] and it has sold over 8 million copies in the United States to date.[8] The success of the album and its singles earned the band two Grammy Awards (for Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance) at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004.[9] While touring in support of Fallen, the band recorded their performance in Paris. The full concert performance was released as a live album in November 2004, titled Anywhere but Home.[10] The record was certified gold in the United States, and it has sold over 687,000 units in the US. Anywhere but Home has sold over one million units worldwide.[11]

Their second album, The Open Door, was released in October 2006 and debuted at number one on four national charts, including the Billboard 200, selling over 447,000 copies in its first week in the United States.[12] The Open Door spawned four singles. The lead single, "Call Me When You're Sober", attained chart success similar to "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal", and was certified platinum by the RIAA.[6] "Call Me When You're Sober" was followed by the singles "Lithium" and "Sweet Sacrifice", and both received minor chart success. "Sweet Sacrifice" earned a nomination at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008 for Best Hard Rock Performance, but lost to the Foo Fighters' "The Pretender".[13] A fourth single, "Good Enough", was also released, but it did not chart. The Open Door has sold over five million units worldwide.[7] It has sold 2.1 million units in the United States,[14] and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA.[6]

Evanescence, their third studio album, was released in October 2011. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, where its US sales had reached 127,000 copies in its first week.[15] It also peaked in the top five in ten other countries. The first single, "What You Want", was released in August,[16] attaining moderate chart success. The second single, "My Heart Is Broken", was released in October.[17][18] The last single from the album, "Lost in Paradise", was released in May 2012,[19] and "The Other Side" followed as a promotional single the following month.[20] By August 2012, Evanescence had sold over 421,000 copies in the United States.[21]

Their fourth album, Synthesis, was released in November 2017. It debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200 with 34,000 album-equivalent units, of which 30,000 were pure album sales.[22] It also peaked at number five in Germany, and six in Australia. As of July 2018, Synthesis had sold 64,668 pure copies in the United States.[23]

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[24]
AUS
[25]
AUT
[26]
CAN
[27]
FRA
[28]
GER
[29]
ITA
[30]
NZ
[31]
SWI
[32]
UK
[33]
Fallen 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1
The Open Door
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Label: Wind-up
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2
Evanescence
  • Released: October 11, 2011
  • Label: Wind-up
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 5 4 2 8 5 5 3 4 4
Synthesis
  • Released: November 10, 2017
  • Label: BMG
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
8 6 11 16 58 5 25 20 9 23

Live albumsEdit

List of live albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[24]
AUS
[25]
AUT
[26]
FRA
[28]
GER
[29]
ITA
[30]
NZ
[31]
SWI
[32]
Anywhere but Home
  • Released: November 23, 2004
  • Label: Wind-up
  • Formats: CD, digital download
39 33 10 22 19 33 40 10
Synthesis Live 51
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albumsEdit

Title Details
Lost Whispers

Demo albumsEdit

Title Details
Origin
  • Released: November 4, 2000
  • Label: Bigwig Enterprises
  • Formats: CD, LP

Box setsEdit

Title Details
The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: February 17, 2017[46]
  • Label: The Bicycle Music Company
  • Format: LP

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Evanescence
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Bigwig Enterprises
  • Format: CD
Sound Asleep / Whisper
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Bigwig Enterprises
  • Format: CD
Mystary
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Wind-up
  • Format: CD

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[47]
AUS
[25]
AUT
[26]
CAN
[48]
FRA
[28]
GER
[49]
ITA
[30]
NZ
[31]
SWI
[32]
UK
[33]
"Bring Me to Life" 2003 5 1 3 3 5 2 1 3 6 1 Fallen
"Going Under" [A] 14 14 14 16 15 9 4 13 8
"My Immortal" 7 4 11 1 11 5 3 2 7 7
"Everybody's Fool" 2004 23 16 35 24
"Call Me When You're Sober" 2006 10 5 7 5 20 13 3 3 6 4 The Open Door
"Lithium" 2007 [B] 26 41 44 2 16 40 32
"Sweet Sacrifice" 75
"Good Enough"
"What You Want" 2011 68 86 55 84 86 72 Evanescence
"My Heart Is Broken" 36 92
"Lost in Paradise" 2012 99 71 89 31 39 174
"Imperfection" 2017 Synthesis
"Hi-Lo" 2018
"The Chain"[55] 2019 [C] [D] Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[47]
CAN
[48]
"Imaginary"[58] 2004 Fallen
"Missing"[59] Anywhere but Home
"Weight of the World" 2007 The Open Door
"Together Again" 2010 [E] 86 Non-album single
"Made of Stone"[60] 2012 Evanescence
"The Other Side"[61]
"Bring Me to Life (Synthesis)"[62] 2017 Synthesis
"Lacrymosa (Synthesis)"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

VideosEdit

Video albumsEdit

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[63]
AUS
[64]
AUT
[65]
GER
[66]
SWI
[67]
UK
[68]
Anywhere but Home
  • Released: November 23, 2004
  • Label: Wind-up
  • Formats: DVD
3 4 4
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[6]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[69]
  • BPI: Platinum[36]
  • BVMI: 3× Gold[37]
  • MC: Diamond[41]
  • SNEP: 2× Platinum[43]
Synthesis Live
  • Released: October 12, 2018
  • Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
1 4 7 1 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Bring Me to Life" 2003 Philipp Stölzl[70] [71]
"Going Under" [72]
"My Immortal" David Mouldy[73] [74]
"Everybody's Fool" 2004 Philipp Stölzl[70] [75]
"Call Me When You're Sober" 2006 Marc Webb[76] [77]
"Lithium" Paul Fedor[78] [79]
"Sweet Sacrifice" 2007 P. R. Brown[80] [81]
"Good Enough" Marc Webb and Rich Lee[82] [83]
"What You Want" 2011 Meiert Avis[84] [85]
"My Heart Is Broken" 2012 Dean Karr[86] [87]
"Lost in Paradise" 2013 Blake Judd[88] [89]
"Imperfection" 2017 P. R. Brown [90]
"Hi-Lo" 2018 [91]
"The Chain" 2020 [92]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Going Under" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[52]
  2. ^ "Lithium" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 24 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[52]
  3. ^ "The Chain" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 20 on the Digital Song Sales chart.[56]
  4. ^ "The Chain" did not enter the UK Singles Chart, but peaked at number 53 on the UK Singles Downloads Chart.[57]
  5. ^ "Together Again" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[52]

ReferencesEdit

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