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3 Doors Down Biography

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Birth Place: Escatawpa, Mississippi, United States
Years Active: 1996 – present
Genres: Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Alternative Rock, Post-grunge

3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi, formed in 1996. The band consists of Brad Arnold (vocals), Matt Roberts (guitar/vocals), Todd Harrell (bass), Chris Henderson (guitar), and Greg Upchurch (drums/percussion). The band often performs more than 300 concerts a year and has performed with artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Megadeth, Staind, Nickelback, Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Shinedown, Hinder and Daughtry. Since the start of their career, 3 Doors Down has sold over 16 million albums worldwide.

The band rose to national fame in 2000 with their first single, “Kryptonite,” which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The band then signed onto Republic Records and released their debut album, “The Better Life,” later in 2000. The album reached #7 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was certified 6x platinum in the United States.

Their second album, 2002’s “Away from the Sun,” continued the band's success, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart. It went multi-platinum in the United States like its predecessor. The singles “When I'm Gone” and “Here Without You” were Top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

The band followed it up by extensive touring for two years before releasing their third album, “Seventeen Days,” in 2005. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum within its first month of release. The album’s single, “Landing in London” featured lead singer Brad Arnold in a duet with Bob Seger.

Their fourth, self-titled album, 2008’s “3 Doors Down,” also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It featured the hit single, “It's Not My Time,” which peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The band's fifth studio album, “Time of My Life,” was released in 2011 and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. It featured the singles, “When You’re Young” and “Every Time You Go.”