The band's first release, Enter, came in 1997 and made the band a prominent act in the Dutch underground scene, allowing them to play in metal festivals such as Dynamo Open Air. At the end of 2000 the band released their second album, entitled Mother Earth. The album didn't reach commercial success until 2001 with the release of the album second single, "Ice Queen", which reached No. 2 on the Dutch charts. The album lead the band to both public and critic recognition earning them platinum status in the Netherlands and also two TMF Awards for "Best Rock" and "Most Promising Act". Since then, the band won the Conamus Exportprijs four years in a row. Their next albums The Silent Force and The Heart of Everything debuted at No. 1 on the Dutch charts, as the 2014 release Hydra, while also providing the band nominations in several national and international alwards such as the Edison Awards, Echo Awards, Revolver Golden Gods and MTV European Music Awards.
The AIM Independent Music Awards are hosted by the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and were established in 2011 to recognize artists signed to independent record labels in the United Kingdom. Within Temptation has received one nomination.
The Buma Cultuur is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes Dutch music. Within Temptation has received the best-selling award on five years and the Buma Music in Motion, in which award new forms of delivering music, one.
The ECHO Music Awards were organized in 1992 by German Phonoakademie, the cultural institute of the German Music Industry Association (BVMI) to recognize national and international successful works, and winners are determined by representatives of record companies, music publishers, artists, critics and other professionals within the German music industry. Within Temptation has received one nomination.
Independent Music Companies Association Awards
The Independent Music Companies Association Awards (or IMPALA Awards) recognizes the best European independent musical releases of the year. The winners are defined by a jury based on artistic merit alone. Within Temptation has received one nomination.
The TMF Awards are arranged by international television channel The Music Factory and have both Belgian and Dutch ceremonies. Within Temptation has received two awards from the Belgian ceremonies and four awards from the Dutch.