American nu metal band

Korn (sometimes written as KoЯn to fit their logo) is a Grammy Award-winning band from Bakersfield, California.

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Korn at the 2006 MTV Asia awards.
Background information
OriginBakersfield, California, United States
GenresNu metal,
Alternative metal
Years active1993—present
Associated actsJonathan Davis and the SFA
LAPD (Love And Peace Dude)
Fear and the Nervous System
Fieldy's Nightmare
Brian Head Welch
WebsiteOfficial site
MembersJonathan Davis
James "Munky" Shaffer
Brian "Head" Welch
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu
Ray Luzier
Past membersDavid Silveria

The band was first called 'Creep' and had another singer.

People often say they created the nu metal genre.[1] Along with other bands of the time, they were influences for a wave of nu metal, alternative metal and rap metal bands through the mid 1990s and early 2000s, helping Limp Bizkit (who were discovered by Korn themselves) and Slipknot more than other bands. Despite this, Korn have been quoted for disliking the term and even being called 'metal'. Jonathan Davis has said that Korn's music can not be classified and that it contains many other influences besides simply 'metal'. The official review on the iTunes Store for their first album goes as far as saying that Korn "hate the term".

Their first album was first sold in 1994 and also called KoRn. Since then, Korn has sold over 35 millions records worldwide - including 16,5 millions in the U.S., making them one of the best-selling metal acts of the last twelve years.[2] The band's catalogue consists of seven platinum studio albums in a row, one platinum compilation album, and seven consecutive debuts (including Greatest Hits, Volume 1 compilation album) in top 10 of Billboard Top 200 best selling albums. Korn has been selected for 6 Grammys, and won 2 such awards. 8 of their albums has been awarded as multi-platinum, despite only part of them being on Billboard.

Band membersEdit

Current lineup
  • Jonathan Davis – lead vocals, bagpipes (1993–present)
  • James "Munky" Shaffer – guitars (1993–present); backing vocals (2005–present)
  • Brian "Head" Welch – guitars, backing vocals (1993–2005, 2013–present)
  • Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu – bass (1993–present)
  • Ray Luzier – drums (2009–present)
  • David Silveria – drums, percussion (1993–2006)




  • Blind (August 1, 1994, Korn) (first single)
  • Need To (April 8, 1995, Korn) (second single)
  • Faget (June 30, 1995, Korn) (third single)
  • Shoots and Ladders (October 18, 1995, Korn) (fourth single)
  • Clown (February 2, 1996, Korn) (fifth single)
  • Daddy (April 5, 1996, Korn) (sixth and final single)
  • No Place To Hide (September 14, 1996, Life Is Peachy) (first single)
  • A.D.I.D.A.S. (March 4, 1997, Life Is Peachy) (second single)
  • Good God (November 7, 1997, Life Is Peachy) (third and final single)
  • All in the Family (July 18, 1998, Follow The Leader) (first single)
  • Got The Life (November 23, 1998, Follow The Leader) (second single)
  • Children of the Korn (1998, Follow The Leader) (third single)
  • B.B.K. (1998, Follow The Leader) (fourth single)
  • Freak on a Leash (May 25, 1999, Follow The Leader) (fifth and final single)
  • Falling Away from Me (December 6, 1999, Issues) (first single)
  • Make Me Bad (February 1, 2000, Issues) (second single)
  • Somebody Someone (July 3, 2000, Issues) (third and final single)
  • Here to Stay (June 11, 2002, Untouchables) (first single)
  • Thoughtless (July 15, 2002, Untouchables) (second single)
  • Alone I Break (November 11, 2002, Untouchables) (third and final single)
  • Did My Time (July 22, 2003, Take a Look in the Mirror) (first single)
  • Right Now (October 7, 2003, Take a Look in the Mirror) (second single)
  • Y'All Want a Single (March 9, 2004, Take a Look in the Mirror) (third single)
  • Everything I've Known (April 13, 2004, Take a Look in the Mirror) (fourth and final single)
  • Twisted Transistor (September 27, 2005, See You on the Other Side) (first single)
  • Coming Undone (February 21, 2006, See You on the Other Side) (second single)
  • Politics (August 29, 2006, See You on the Other Side) (third and final single)
  • Evolution (May 17, 2007, Untitled) (first single)
  • Hold On (October 8, 2007, Untitled) (second single)
  • Kiss (April 7, 2008, Untitled) (third single)
  • Haze (April 22, 2008, Untitled) (fourth single)
  • Oildale (Leave Me Alone) (May 4, 2010, Korn III: Remember Who You Are) (first single)
  • Let the Guilt Go (July 26, 2010, Korn III: Remember Who You Are) (second single)
  • Move On (2010, Korn III: Remember Who You Are) (third and final single)
  • Get Up! (May 6, 2011, The Path of Totality) (first single)
  • Narcissistic Cannibal (October 21, 2011, The Path of Totality) (second single)
  • Way Too Far (March 6, 2012, The Path of Totality) (third single)
  • Chaos Lives in Everything (March 22, 2012, The Path of Totality) (fourth and final single)
  • Never Never (August 12, 2013, The Paradigm Shift) (first single)
  • Spike In My Veins (February 6, 2014, The Paradigm Shift) (second single)
  • Hater (June 15, 2014, The Paradigm Shift) (third and final single)
  • Rotting in Vain (July 22, 2016, The Serenity of Suffering) (first single)
  • Take Me (November 1, 2016, The Serenity of Suffering) (second single)
  • Black Is the Soul (June 7, 2017, The Serenity of Suffering) (third and final single)


  1. "Rock Star Magazine".
  2. "www.showtimetickets.com". Mention of sales.

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