3 Doors Down

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3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi who formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (vocals/drums), Todd Harrell (bass) and Matt Roberts (guitar). They took in guitarist Chris Henderson in the very early days of The Better Life's creation and released the album as a 4 piece band. Richard Liles played drums for the band during their touring stint on that record. From 2002 - 2005 The band hired Daniel Adair as a "touring" drummer and took off to play nearly 1000 shows as this formation all across the world in support of their hugely successful 'Away From The Sun' album. In 2005, when Daniel Adair was hired full-time by Nickelback, 3 Doors Down took on Greg Upchurch (Puddle Of Mudd) to play drums full-time. In 2012; the band released a statement explaining an issue with original guitarist Matt Roberts' health, leading to his departure from 3 Doors Down. This movement created space for Chet Roberts to fill. Roberts was Chris Henderson's guitar tech previously. In 2013, Todd Harrel was ejected out of the band following a vehicular homicide he caused, and Justin Biltonen was hired as a bassist.

The band rose to international fame with their first single, "Kryptonite", which charted in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band then signed onto Republic Records and released their debut album, The Better Life, in 2000. The album was the 11th-best-selling album of the year and was certified 6x platinum in the United States. Their second album, Away from the Sun, (2002) continued the band's success; it debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, went multi-platinum in the United States like its predecessor, and spawned the hits "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You". The band followed it up by extensive touring for two years before releasing their third album, Seventeen Days, in 2005. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum within its first month of release. Their fourth, self-titled album, 3 Doors Down (2008), also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band's fifth studio album, Time of My Life (2011) debuted at No. 3 at the charts.

The band has shared the stage with artists such as Daughtry, Megadeth, Staind, Nickelback, Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Shinedown, Hinder, Mentors, ZZ Top, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Since the start of their career, 3 Doors Down have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2000 The Better Life 3.6 9
2002 Away From the Sun 3.65 11
2005 Seventeen Days 3.35 9
2008 3 Doors Down 4 8
2011 Time of My Life 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 Ballads Compilation 1
2006 iTunes Originals Compilation 1
2012 The Greatest Hits Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 Another 700 Miles Live 4 3
2005 LIVE, Away From the Sun Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2000 Kryptonite 3
2000 Loser 2
2001 Be Like That 1
2001 Duck and Run 1
2004 Here Without You 1
2005 Let Me Go 3
2005 Landing in London, Part 1 1
2008 Citizen Soldier 1
2008 It's Not Me 1
2008 It's Not My Time 1
2008 The Champion in Me 1
2008 Let Me Be Myself 1
2010 Shine 1
2011 When You're Young 1
2011 Every Time You Go 1
When I'm Gone 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 Acoustic EP 2
2008 A Six Pack of Hits 1
2009 Where My Christmas Lives 1

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