Breaking Benjamin discography

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Breaking Benjamin discography
Breaking Benjamin performing on February 14, 2015.
Breaking Benjamin performing on February 14, 2015.
Studio albums 5
Compilation albums 1
Music videos 12
EPs 3
Singles 17

American rock band Breaking Benjamin has released five studio albums, one compilation album, three extended plays, sixteen singles and ten music videos. The group has sold over 7 million units in the United States alone,[1] with three platinum records, one gold record, one multi-platinum single, three platinum singles, and three gold singles as designated by the RIAA.[2] The band signed with Hollywood Records in 2002 following the success of their independently-released eponymous EP, and began recording their first full-length major-label debut Saturate shortly thereafter. The record peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and No. 136 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was certified gold more than thirteen years later. The band's sophomore effort, We Are Not Alone, released in 2004, peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard 200, and was later certified platinum in the United States and gold in New Zealand. Breaking Benjamin's third studio album Phobia was released in 2006 and reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 1 on the Digital Albums chart, No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart, and was certified platinum nearly three years after its release. Breaking Benjamin released their fourth record in late 2009 titled Dear Agony, reaching No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums and Modern Rock/Alternative Albums charts, No. 2 on the Rock Albums and Digital Albums charts, and No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The record was certified gold three months after its release and was eventually certified platinum seven years later.

Near the end of a tour supporting Dear Agony, front man Benjamin Burnley announced that he was ill and thereby no longer able to tour, placing the band on indefinite hiatus. During this time, guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist Mark Klepaski unilaterally permitted the compilation, recording, and release of Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin and a remix of the song "Blow Me Away" featuring Sydnee Duran of Valora. Burnley, asserting that the two had acted without consulting him, fired Fink and Klepaski.[3] Shortly after the legal matters were settled in 2013, drummer Chad Szeliga announced his departure due to "creative differences".[4] Shallow Bay was released in 2011, despite Burnley publicly opposing it, who said content had been altered without his consent and did not meet his standards.[5] It went on to top the Hard Rock Albums chart in three consecutive years, from 2011 to 2013.

In 2014, Burnley announced the band's reformation with a completely new lineup. Later in early 2015, the band announced a fifth full-length studio album titled Dark Before Dawn which was released in the summer of 2015,[6] and debuted atop the Billboard 200, the first to reach No. 1 on that chart.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
US Alt.
[8]
US Dig.
[9]
US Hard
[10]
US Heat.
[11]
US Rock
[12]
CAN
[13]
NZ
[14]
Saturate 136 2
We Are Not Alone
  • Release date: June 8, 2004[15]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, DI, CS
20 14
Phobia
  • Release date: August 22, 2006[17]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD (+DVD), DI, CS
2 1 18 1 16
  • US: Platinum[2]
Dear Agony
  • Release date: September 29, 2009[18]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD (+DVD), DI, LP
4 1 2 1 2 13 22
  • US: Platinum[2]
Dark Before Dawn
  • Release date: June 23, 2015[6]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, DI, LP
1 1 1 1 1 1 11
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or a value that is not applicable.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[7]
US Alt.
[8]
US Hard
[10]
US Rock
[12]
US Taste.
[20]
Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin
  • Release date: August 16, 2011[21]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, DI
22 4 1 4 12
 

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Breaking Benjamin
Live EP
  • Release date: June 29, 2004[23]
  • Label: Hollywood
So Cold EP
  • Release date: November 23, 2004[24]
  • Label: Hollywood
 

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certification Album
US
[25]
US Alt.
[26]
US Main.
[27]
US Pop
[28]
US Rock
[29]
CAN
[30]
"Polyamorous" 2002 31 19   Saturate
"Skin" 2003 37 24  
"Medicate"  
"So Cold" 2004 76 3 2
  • US: Platinum[2]
We Are Not Alone
"Sooner or Later" 99 7 2  
"Rain" 2005 39 23  
"The Diary of Jane" 2006 50 4 2 46
  • US: 2× Platinum[2]
Phobia
"Breath" 2007 84 3 1 87
  • US: Platinum[2]
"Until the End" 21 6
"I Will Not Bow" 2009 40 5 1 1 98
  • US: Platinum[2]
Dear Agony
"Give Me a Sign" 2010 97 10 6 9
"Lights Out" 29 9 21  
"Blow Me Away" (feat. Valora) 2011 37 5 14 Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin
"Failure" 2015 80 28 1 8 Dark Before Dawn
"Angels Fall" 39 1 16
"Ashes of Eden" 2016 18 36  
"Never Again" 1 42  
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or a value that is not applicable.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director
"Polyamorous" 2002 Gregory Dark[31]
"So Cold" 2004 Adam Egypt Mortimer[32]
"Sooner or Later" 2005 Micha Dahan[33][34]
"The Diary of Jane" 2006 Ryan Smith[35][36]
"Breath" 2007 from live footage broadcast
"I Will Not Bow" 2009 Rich Lee[37]
"Give Me A Sign" 2010 Nigel Dick[38]
"Blow Me Away" (feat. Valora) 2011 Christopher Mills[39]
"Failure" 2015 from live footage broadcast
"Angels Fall" Joe Dietsch
"Ashes of Eden" 2016 Kyle Cogan
"Never Again" 2017
 

References[edit]

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  32. ^ Adam Egypt Mortimer. "reel frame". Adam Egypt Mortimer Reel. Archived from the original on December 7, 2004. Retrieved December 7, 2004. 
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  34. ^ Micha Dahan. "Micha Dahan Cinematography". Micha Dahan. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
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