A Perfect Circle discography

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A Perfect Circle discography
Releases
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 2
EPs 1
Singles 9
Video albums 1
Music videos 10
Promotional singles 1

The discography of American alternative rock supergroup A Perfect Circle consists of three studio albums, two compilation albums, one extended play, one video album, nine singles, one promotional single and ten music videos. A Perfect Circle is the brainchild of Billy Howerdel.[1] After hearing demos of Howerdel's music, Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of Tool, offered his services as vocalist. Howerdel agreed, and the band formed in 1999. They were then joined by bassist/violinist Paz Lenchantin, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, formerly of Failure, and drummer Tim Alexander, formerly of Primus. Soon after entering the studio to record their first album, Alexander was replaced by Josh Freese of The Vandals. Mer de Noms was released in May 2000, selling 188,000 copies its debut week.[2] The band embarked on a number of headlining tours all over the world to promote the album which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) one month after its release, and platinum just four months later.[3]

While preparing for their second album, Lenchantin and Van Leeuwen left the band to pursue other projects. They were replaced by bassist Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson) and guitarist Danny Lohner, both of whom had been involved in the production of Mer de Noms and eMOTIVe. Lohner performed only one track on the album before he was replaced by James Iha, formerly of The Smashing Pumpkins. Thirteenth Step was released in September 2003, selling 231,000 copies its debut week.[4] The band followed the release by touring throughout North America, Europe and Japan for the remainder of the year. In 2004, the band continued touring in Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Europe, concluding in the late-spring in the United States. The album was certified gold just six weeks after release, and platinum in March 2006.[3] The third album, eMOTIVe, was released in November 2004, selling 142,000 copies its debut week.[5] Two weeks later, the band released the DVD-CD set entitled aMOTION. The set contains music videos for all eight singles, previously unreleased videos, and nine remixes. eMOTIVe was certified gold five weeks after its release, and aMOTION a month after its release.[3]

During the band's hiatus, their record label released an EP titled Deep Cuts in 2009, a 4 track disc featuring previously available acoustic songs and demos.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[6]
AUS
[7]
CAN
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[10]
NLD
[11]
NZ
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
UK
[15]
Mer de Noms 4 2 5 55 81 2 32 54 55
Thirteenth Step
  • Released: September 16, 2003 (US)[19]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, digital download
2 3 1 41 11 17 1 7 17 37
eMOTIVe
  • Released: November 2, 2004 (US)[20]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, digital download
2 8 5 61 33 46 2 18 80
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[6]
US
Alt.

[21]
US
Rock

[22]
Three Sixty
  • Released: November 19, 2013 (US)[23]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, digital download
38 7 13
A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo
  • Released: November 26, 2013 (US)[24]
  • Label: A Perfect Circle
  • Formats: CD/DVD box set, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[6]
aMOTION
  • Released: November 16, 2004 (US)[25]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: DVD
57

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Deep Cuts
  • Released: April 7, 2009 (US)[26]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[27]
US
Alt.

[28]
US
Main.
Rock

[29]
US
Rock
Air.

[30]
AUS
[7]
CAN
[31]
CAN
Alt.

[32]
NLD
[11]
NZ
[12]
UK
[33]
"Judith" 2000 105[A] 5 4 25 15 34 153 Mer de Noms
"3 Libras" 12 12 49
"The Hollow" 2001 17 14 49 72
"Weak and Powerless" 2003 61 1 1 17 Thirteenth Step
"The Outsider" 2004 79 5 3 69
"Blue" 21 19
"Imagine" 26 26 eMOTIVe
"Passive" 2005 14 14
"By and Down" 2013 8 26 Three Sixty
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums"[35] 2004 eMOTIVe

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Judith" 2000 David Fincher[36]
"3 Libras" 2001 Paul Hunter[36]
"Thinking of You" 2002 Steven Grasse[36]
"Weak and Powerless" 2003 The Brothers Strause[36]
"The Outsider" 2004 Steven Grasse[36]
"Blue" Joseph Perez[36]
"Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums" Nick Paparone, Paul Thiel, Steven Grasse[36]
"Imagine" Gerald Casale[36]
"Passive" 2005 The Brothers Strause[37]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Judith" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number five on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Simutis, David (September 14, 2000). "Circle of Stars". Dallas Observer. p. 1. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
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  14. ^ "Discography A Perfect Circle". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  15. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in the United Kingdom:
  16. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Mer de Noms – A Perfect Circle". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c Grein, Paul (July 15, 2010). "Week Ending July 11, 2010: A Full Recovery". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
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  19. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Thirteenth Step – A Perfect Circle". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  20. ^ Theakston, Rob. "eMOTIVe – A Perfect Circle". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  21. ^ "A Perfect Circle – Chart History: Alternative Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  22. ^ "A Perfect Circle – Chart History: Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Three Sixty". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  24. ^ (track listing) A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo (Media notes). A Perfect Circle. A Perfect Circle Entertainment. 2013.
  25. ^ (track listing) aMOTION (Media notes). A Perfect Circle. Virgin Records. 2004. 7243 5 44115 0 2.
  26. ^ "Deep Cuts – A Perfect Circle". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  27. ^ "A Perfect Circle – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  28. ^ "A Perfect Circle – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  29. ^ "A Perfect Circle – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  30. ^ "A Perfect Circle – Chart History: Rock Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  31. ^ "A Perfect Circle – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Rock/Alternative" (PDF). RPM (Walt Grealis) 71 (7). June 19, 2000. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  33. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  34. ^ "A Perfect Circle – Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  35. ^ (track listing) Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums (Media notes). A Perfect Circle. Virgin Records. 2004. 18897-1.
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h James Keenan, Maynard (producer) (November 16, 2004). aMOTION (DVD). Virgin Records. 
  37. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On A Perfect Circle, Ludacris, Bob Marley, Kelly Osbourne, Bam Margera, Akon & More". MTV News (Viacom Media Networks). January 12, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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