Limp Bizkit Biography

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Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Years Active: 1995-present
Genres: Nu Metal, Rap Metal, Alternative Rock


Limp Bizkit is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. The band's lineup consists of Fred Durst (lead vocals), Wes Borland (guitar), Sam Rivers (bass), John Otto (drums) and DJ Lethal. Limp Bizkit has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and have won several other major awards. The band has sold an estimated 35 million albums worldwide.

The band's first full length recording, “Three Dollar Bill, Yall$,” was released in 1997 on Interscope. The album fared poorly on the Billboard 200 at the time of its release, although it did sell steadily over time due to extensive touring.

The band achieved mainstream success with their second studio album, ''Significant Other'', released in 1999 which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and received mostly positive reviews. The album sold 834,000 copies in its first week and has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. The first single "Nookie", was an enormous hit on rock radio, reaching the top 10 in both rock and rap charts. The band followed-up the single with three simultaneously released singles – "Break Stuff", "Re-Arranged" and "N 2 Gether Now."

Their third studio album, ''Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water'', released in 2000, continued the band's success. The album sold 1.05 million copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling rock album ever. The first two singles "My Generation" and "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" were released at the same time in promotion of the album.

Following the departure of Wes Borland in 2001, Mike Smith was brought in as a replacement for the fourth studio album, ''Results May Vary'', released in 2003. “Results May Vary,” their fourth album, debuted at #3 with roughly 320,000 copies sold, breaking the group's #1 spree on the Billboard 200. It received platinum certification (1 million copies sold) in the United States in 2008, almost 5 years after its release.

Borland rejoined the band in 2005 for the release of an EP, ''The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)'' but departed again. The EP debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200 and selling only 37,000 copies in its first week. It has sold just slightly over 100,000 in the US.

Borland rejoined the band in February 2009. To date, the band has sold an estimated 35 million albums worldwide.




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