Weathered is the third studio album by American rock band Creed, released on November 20, 2001. Some versions are enhanced CDs and include videos. It has been certified 6× platinum by the RIAA. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number one, selling 887,000 copies in its first week of release, and remained in the top spot for eight consecutive weeks, a record which Creed shares with The Beatles album 1.[clarification needed] The album contains Creed's shortest ("Freedom Fighter") and longest ("Who's Got My Back?") song. The album sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S alone.
Weathered was the last Creed album released until Full Circle came out in 2009, with the band disbanding for five years during the interim. It is the only Creed album not to include bass guitarist Brian Marshall, who departed from the band in 2000 for reasons that were never fully clarified. Mark Tremonti, the band's guitarist, played the album's bass parts. The album received mixed reviews from critics.
On July 20, 2001, Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, and Scott Phillips entered J. Stanley Productions Inc. a private residence / recording studio in Ocoee, Florida to begin the process of recording the album.