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Disturbed Biography

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Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Years Active: 1996–present
Genres: Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal

Disturbed is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1996 when musicians Dan Donegan, Steve "Fuzz" Kmak, and Mike Wengren hired David Draiman as their singer.

A demo tape led to their signing to Giant Records, which released their debut album, “The Sickness,” in March 2000. The album reached the Top 30 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums chart. Since its release, “The Sickness” has been certified quadruple platinum in the U.S. by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA. Four singles were released from the album, "Stupify,” "Voices,” "The Game” and "Down with the Sickness" the latter of which was the most successful, having been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Disturbed then released their second studio album, “Believe,” in September 2002. It peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. “Believe” was certified double platinum by the RIAA. The album's first single, "Prayer,” peaked at #3 Billboard Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock Tracls charts, and #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The single was followed-up by "Remember.”

Three years after the release of “Believe,” Disturbed released their third studio album, “Ten Thousand Fists,” in September 2005. The album reached the same positions that its predecessor had, topping the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in the U.S. “Ten Thousand Fists” spawned singles such as "Guarded,” "Just Stop,” the Genesis cover of "Land of Confusion” and "Stricken.” "Just Stop,” charted at #95 and "Land of Confusion” at #100 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "Stricken" was later certified gold by the RIAA.

Disturbed's fourth studio album, “Indestructible,” was released in June 2008. Like its predecessors, it peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. wFour singles were released for “Indestructible,” the title track, "Perfect Insanity,” "The Night” and "Inside the Fire,” which peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, was certified gold by the RIAA, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Hard Rock Performance.

“Asylum,” their fifth studio album, was released in August 2010 and became their fourth consecutive studio album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. The only other two bands to have accomplished this feat are Metallica and Dave Matthews Band. The single, “Another Way to Die” peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Other singles include the title track, “The Animal” and “Warrior.”