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Satellite is the fourth studio album and the second major label release by the band P.O.D. The album was released on September 11, 2001, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 133,000 copies sold. It spent five consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of that chart.

Studio album by P.O.D.
Released September 11, 2001 (2001-09-11)
Recorded March — May 2001 at Bay 7 in Valley Village, California and Sparky Dark in Calabasas, California
Length 53:04
Label Atlantic
Producer Howard Benson, P.O.D.
P.O.D. chronology
The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
(1999)The Fundamental Elements of Southtown1999
Payable on Death
(2003)Payable on Death2003
Singles from Satellite
  1. "Alive"
    Released: July 4, 2001
  2. "Youth of the Nation"
    Released: December 25, 2001
  3. "Boom"
    Released: May 14, 2002
  4. "Satellite"
    Released: August 20, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Cross Rhythms9/10 stars[2]
Entertainment.ie4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout4/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[7]

It went on to sell over three million copies in the U.S., and over seven million worldwide,[8] making it the band's highest-selling album. Satellite was placed at No. 137 on the Billboard's top 200 albums of the decade (2000–2009).[9] It was the 117th best-selling album of 2001[10] and the 26th best-selling album of 2002 in the United States.[11]


Album informationEdit

Satellite produced four singles with music videos; "Alive", "Youth of the Nation", "Boom", and title track, "Satellite".

"Alive" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Although not released as a single, "Portrait" was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards. "Youth of the Nation" also earned a nomination in 2003 for "Best Hard Rock Performance".


  • Rolling Stone (9/27/01, pp. 67–8) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Explodes beyond the confines of what has become a played-out sound... songs on a passion so fierce they're almost exhausting to listen to.... Without resorting to ham-fisted angst, P.O.D. push all the right emotional buttons."[7]
  • Spin (p. 89) - "[They] sang from the heart about school shootings, losing parents, and being truly alive."
  • Q magazine (1/02, p. 106) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...heavy, angry, and very, very loud....many songs have messages of peace and spirituality....their Gen-X angst sounds genuine..."
  • CMJ (10/1/01, p. 16) - "[Its] honest spiritual subject matter coupled with crack-your-skull riffs work like a well-oiled machine."[12]
  • Revolver put Satellite on its list called "10 Nu-Metal Albums You Need to Own".[13]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Sonny Sandoval, Marcos Curiel, Traa Daniels, Wuv Bernardo, except where noted.

1."Set It Off"4:16
4."Youth of the Nation"4:19
7."Ridiculous" (featuring Eek-a-Mouse)4:17
8."The Messenjah"4:19
9."Guitarras de Amor"1:14
10."Anything Right" (featuring Christian Lindskog)4:17
12."Masterpiece Conspiracy"3:11
13."Without Jah, Nothin" (featuring H.R.)3:42
14."Thinking About Forever"3:46
Total length:53:04
  • A special edition re-release was released a year after the original album release, and featured the bonus tracks version




MTV Video Music Awards 2002Edit

  • Best Video of the Year for "Alive" (nominated)
  • Best Group Video for "Alive" (nominated)
  • Best Rock Video for "Youth Of The Nation" (nominated)
  • Best Direction for "Alive" (nominated)
  • Best Special Effects for "Alive" (nominated)
  • Viewer's Choice for "Alive" (nominated)

2002 Grammy AwardsEdit

  • Best Hard Rock Performance for "Alive" (nomination)

2003 Grammy AwardsEdit

  • Best Metal Performance for "Portrait" (nomination)
  • Best Hard Rock Performance for "Youth Of The Nation" (nomination)


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  6. ^ Lecaro, Lina (September 16, 2001). "A Strong Crop in Fall's First Harvest (P.O.D.: "Satellite")". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
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