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Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band founded in 1998 by Benjamin Burnley in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Burnley is the sole constant of the band, withstanding multiple line-up changes, and is the primary songwriter and lead vocalist. Most recently he is accompanied by Aaron Bruch (bass), Shaun Foist (drums), Keith Wallen (guitars), and Jasen Rauch (guitars). The band has released four studio albums, Saturate (2002), We Are Not Alone (2004), Phobia (2006), and Dear Agony (2009), with sales exceeding 5 million units in the United States alone. The band will release its fifth studio album following a four-year hiatus, titled Dark Before Dawn on June 23, 2015.

Breaking Benjamin has produced two albums that are RIAA-certified platinum (We Are Not Alone and Phobia) and three certified gold (We Are Not Alone, Phobia, and Dear Agony). The 2006 single "Until the End" went platinum in February 2014 as well.[3] Since signing with Hollywood Records in 2002, Breaking Benjamin has garnered mainstream success, with its debut album Saturate peaking at #2 in the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The following three albums all appeared in the Billboard 200, with We Are Not Alone peaking at #20, Phobia at #2 and Dear Agony at #4, all in the year they were released. Dear Agony and Shallow Bay also reached #1 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart, the former in 2009, and the latter in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The 2009 single "I Will Not Bow" reached #1 on the Top Rock Songs chart as well.

Breaking Benjamin is an alternative rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Their music is most often classed as alternative rock or post-grunge, although some have also classed them as alternative metal.
The band derived their name from an incident when Burnley was covering a Nirvana song during an open mic night at a club when he knocked over the microphone to the ground, breaking it. The person who owned the microphone came on stage and said, "Thanks to Benjamin for breaking my mic."
Hollywood Records released their full-length, major-label debut, Saturate, on August 27, 2002. The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart and at 136 on the Billboard Top 200.
Breaking Benjamin released their second album, We Are Not Alone, on June 29, 2004. The album featured the lead off single "So Cold", which reached number two on the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
The track "Forget It" was featured on an episode of the TV show "Smallville" and during a scene in the movie "American Pie Presents: Band Camp."
The band contributed a cover of Queen's "Who Wants to Live Forever" to Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen.



So Cold
Sooner or Later
The Diary of Jane
Give Me A Sign
I Will Not Bow



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