Satellite (P.O.D. album)

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Satellite
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2001 (2001-09-11)
RecordedMarch — May 2001 at Bay 7 in Valley Village, California and Sparky Dark in Calabasas, California
Genre
Length53:04
Label Atlantic
Producer Howard Benson, P.O.D.
P.O.D. chronology
The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
(1999)
Satellite
(2001)
Payable on Death
(2003)
Singles from Satellite
  1. "Alive"
    Released: July 4, 2001
  2. "Youth of the Nation"
    Released: December 25, 2001
  3. "Boom"
    Released: May 14, 2002
  4. "Satellite"
    Released: August 20, 2002
Professional ratings
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Entertainment Weekly B+ [4]
Jesus Freak HideoutStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Los Angeles Times Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [6]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [7]

Satellite is the fourth studio album and the second major label release by the American Christian nu metal band P.O.D. The album was released on September 11, 2001, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 133,000 copies sold. It spent five consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of that chart.

Nu metal is a subgenre of alternative metal that combines elements of heavy metal music with elements of other music genres such as hip hop, alternative rock, funk, industrial, and grunge. Nu metal bands have drawn elements and influences from a variety of musical styles, including multiple genres of heavy metal. Nu metal rarely features guitar solos; the genre is heavily syncopated and based on guitar riffs. Many nu metal guitarists use seven-string guitars that are down-tuned to play a heavier sound. DJs are occasionally featured in nu metal to provide instrumentation such as sampling, turntable scratching and electronic backgrounds. Vocal styles in nu metal include singing, rapping, screaming and growling. Nu metal is one of the key genres of the new wave of American heavy metal.

P.O.D. American hardcore and nu metal band

Payable on Death is an American Christian nu metal band formed in 1992 and based in San Diego, California. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer and rhythm guitarist Wuv Bernardo, lead guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels. They have sold over 12 million records worldwide. Over the course of their career, the band has received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks and toured internationally. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success; the album was certified platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation", pushing it to go triple platinum.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

Contents

It went on to sell over three million copies in the U.S., and over seven million worldwide, [8] making it the band's highest-selling album. Satellite was placed at No. 137 on the Billboard's top 200 albums of the decade (2000–2009). [9] It was the 117th best-selling album of 2001 [10] and the 26th best-selling album of 2002 in the United States. [11]

Album information

Satellite produced four singles with music videos; "Alive", "Youth of the Nation", "Boom", and title track, "Satellite".

Alive (P.O.D. song) P.O.D. song

"Alive" is a song by P.O.D.. It was released in July 2001 as the lead single from their second major label studio album Satellite. It is arguably the band's most popular song and serves as an anthem of celebrating God. The "Alive" CD single was first released in 2001 and then again in 2002 with alternative cover art and tracks. A semi-acoustic remix was included as a bonus track on the special edition re-release of Satellite available August 27, 2002.

Youth of the Nation song by American Christian metal band P.O.D., released in 2001

"Youth of the Nation" is a song by American Christian metal band P.O.D. It was released in December 2001 as the second single to come from their second major label album, Satellite. It was inspired in part by the school shootings at Santana High School and Columbine High School. While Satellite contained numerous hit songs, "Youth of the Nation" was the band's only No. 1 hit on the Modern Rock chart and reached No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, their only single to reach the top 40, and No. 6 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The song was included in "Weird Al" Yankovic's polka medley "Angry White Boy Polka" from his 2003 album Poodle Hat, despite lead singer Sonny Sandoval's mixed race background. It was also featured as downloadable content in the music video games Guitar Hero 5 and Rock Band 3.

Boom (P.O.D. song) song by American rock band P.O.D.

"Boom" is a song by American rock band P.O.D. It was released in May 2002 as the third single from their second major label studio album Satellite. While it did not chart as well as the album's previous singles, the song has appeared significantly in film and television. "Boom " was included on the remix album Community Service and as a bonus track on the special edition re-release of Satellite available August 27, 2002. A limited edition, gatefold picture disc of the single was also available in the UK.

"Alive" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Although not released as a single, "Portrait" was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards. "Youth of the Nation" also earned a nomination in 2003 for "Best Hard Rock Performance".

Reception

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Track listing

All tracks written by Sonny Sandoval, Marcos Curiel, Traa Daniels, Wuv Bernardo, except where noted.

Sonny Sandoval American musician

Paul Joshua "Sonny" Sandoval is an American singer and rapper. He is best known as co-founder and the lead vocalist of the rock band P.O.D. Over the course of their career, the band has received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks and toured internationally. They have sold over 12 million records worldwide.

Marcos Curiel American musician

Marcos Curiel is the lead guitarist of rock bands P.O.D., The Accident Experiment and Daylight Division. Curiel was born in San Diego California in 1974 and is of Mexican descent. He grew up in the neighboring city of Chula Vista, where he graduated from Bonita Vista High School in 1992. Curiel started P.O.D. that year, along with friend Noah "Wuv" Bernardo. The band started building a strong local fanbase, releasing several albums independently. In 1998, they were signed to a record deal and released their hit albums The Fundamental Elements of Southtown (1999) and Satellite (2001) including hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation". Both albums have had mainstream success, gaining multi Platinum certifications by the RIAA and three Grammy Award nominations. P.O.D. has also contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks and toured internationally. Marcos has attended the Howard Fine Acting Studio. Curiel is the youngest member of P.O.D.

Traa Daniels American musician

Mark "Traa" Daniels is the bass guitarist of the San Diego rock band P.O.D. He has been a member since 1994 and has performed on all of the band's official records. The band has released ten albums – Snuff the Punk, Brown, Payable on Death Live, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, Satellite, Payable on Death, Testify, Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years, When Angels & Serpents Dance and Murdered Love. Traa is married and has two children, and as a bassist, has a jazz and funk background. He is the oldest member of P.O.D.

Tracks
No.TitleLength
1."Set It Off"4:16
2."Alive"3:23
3."Boom"3:08
4."Youth of the Nation"4:19
5."Celestial"1:24
6."Satellite"3:30
7."Ridiculous" (featuring Eek-a-Mouse)4:17
8."The Messenjah"4:19
9."Guitarras de Amor"1:14
10."Anything Right" (featuring Christian Lindskog)4:17
11."Ghetto"3:37
12."Masterpiece Conspiracy"3:11
13."Without Jah, Nothin" (featuring H.R.)3:42
14."Thinking About Forever"3:46
15."Portrait"4:32
Total length:53:04

Personnel

Charts

Awards

MTV Video Music Awards 2002

2002 Grammy Awards

2003 Grammy Awards

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