|Also known as:||Korn|
|Origin:||Bakersfield, California, United States|
|Members Name:||James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, David Silveria, Brian Welch, Jonathan Davis, Ray Luzier|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$150 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2022|
Korn is a nu-metal band that was formed in 1993 in Bakersfield, California, in America. The band is behind the pioneering of the nu-metal genre to enter the mainstream. The band was originally formed by three members of L.A.P.D., James Shaffer also Munky as the rhythm guitar, Reginald Arvizu also Fieldy as the bass, and David Silveria. The additional members of the band are Brian Welch “Head” (backing vocals and lead guitar), Jonathan Davis as lead vocals and bagpipes, and Ray Luzier, who replaced David Silveria in 2007 for drums.
Korn gas released a total of thirty-nine music videos and seven albums. Out of the forty-one singles they have released, twenty-eight of them have been charted. They have also sold out over 45 million records worldwide. Twelve out of their official releases have peaked top ten in the Billboard 200, where eight are top five. They have earned two Grammy Awards from eight nominations and two MTV Video Music Awards from eleven nominations.
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Originally, Korn was formed by three members, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, and David Silveria, and were all associated with L.A.P.D. Silveria joined the band when he was sixteen years. He dropped out of high school when the band moved from Bakersfield to Los Angeles. Shaffer remained in Bakersfield but later joined them. They released their EP, Love and Peace Dude, in 1989, via Triple Records. As L.A.P.D, they released the album, Who’s Laughing Now in 1991. They broke up after the release of the two albums.
Shaffer, Arvizu, Silveria contracted Brian Welch and Jonathan Davis to form a band. Someone suggested the name of the band to be corn but was rejected. Shaffer came with an idea to replace C with K and write R backward. Jonathan Davis is the one who designed the logo of the band.
The band rented a studio from Jeff Creath in Huntington Beach, known as Underground Chicken Sound. Large crowds were loitering outside the studio while recording, which made them come up with the song, “Clown.” According to Arvizu, the crowd gathered because it sounded different. In the summer of 1993, they began performing in gigs, and members concluded that touring was a “pain-in-the-ass.”
The band was spotted by Paul Pontius, an Immortal Records A&R employee. He described their sound as the new genre of rock. Korn released their first demo album, “Neidemayer’s Mind,” in 1993. The album was not well received as it had limited printing. This demo pioneered Korn to nu-metal, rhythm, and riffs.
Korn started working for their debut album in May 1994 with Ross Robinson, and by the end of June, they were through with the recording. They released their debut album “Korn” under Immortal Records, which peaked number one on the Heatseekers Albums chart and 72 in the Billboard 200.
They started touring after recording this album where their record company gave them enough money and a bus for their tour. Their first tour to Atlanta was not very successful as their bus stopped working, and they had to look for a new one. This album comprised four singles, “Blind, Shoots, and Ladders, Need to and then Clown.”
After the success of their first album, they decided to get back to the studio for their second album, “Life is Peachy.” The album was released on 15 October 1996, and although it was not well played on radio and television, it eventually reached number three on the Billboard 200.
Within the first week, the album had sold 106,000 copies. “No Place to Hide” was their first single and received a Grammy nomination. A.D.I.D.A.S. and Good God were their second and third singles on this album. However, the band was limited to more tours after Shaffer was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis.
They signed a contract with Warner Chappell Music prior to the release of their third album, Follow the Leader, between 1998 and 1999. They worked on their fourth studio album, Issues, produced by Brendan O’Brien, between 1999 and 2001.
Brian Welch departed from Korn after the release of their sixth album, Take a Look in the Mirror. However, he later returned to the band. David Silveria also departed from the band in 2006. Ray Luzier replaced David Silveria as the new drummer.
The band has released a total of thirteen albums, the last one, “The Nothing,” being released on 13 September 2019. Other of their albums are; The Serenity of Suffering 92015-18), The Paradigm Shift, Korn III: Remember Who You Are, Untitled Album, and Untouchable, among others.
Awards & Achievements
Korn has won many awards and received various nominations. The greatest of their achievement is that their albums have always peaked in various charts, including Billboard 200. They received a Grammy nomination in 1997 for their single, Soot and Ladders, the category of Best Metal Performance. They have also received another Grammy Award and six nominations from the same.
In 2006, they received an MTV Asia Award. The band has received nine MTV Video Music nominations for their video, Freak on a Leash, as the video of the year. This same video also won a Grammy in the category of Best Music Video. It was also nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance by Grammy Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings of Korn in 2022
As of 2022, Korn has made a great fortune from their music as they have a total net worth of $150 million. They have earned this much from their music videos, albums, and singles they have released over time. They have sold over forty million copies worldwide, which has enabled them to earn millions of cash.
They also have live performances and also attend concerts which also earn them part of their income. With this kind of wealth, they have been able to tour different parts of the world.
Korn is one of the known band which is the pioneer of nu-music. With only three members, the band has grown and increased its members over the years. The band is very popular not only in the U.S. but in different parts of the world. The band has made a total of thirteen releases, out of which seven are certified by
the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.), two by double platinum, one by triple platinum, one by gold, and another one certified five times by platinum.