Staind's Break The Cycle

"Break The Cycle" is Staind's most successful album to date, and was the album that broke them into the mainstream. It was a huge success for the band, as it spent 3 weeks at number 1 position in the U.S. album charts and many weeks in the top 10 album charts of The Billboard 200, the UK and New Zealand.

It sold 4 million copies in 2001. The album was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA. Out of all mainstream bands in 2001, it also became the #1 best-selling U.S. rock album to be released in that year.

"It's Been A While", "Fade", "Outside", "For You" and "Epiphany" were the five singles that were released from this album and Break the Cycle debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200. In the fourth week it dropped to number 2 with 221,179 copies.

It sold over 1,000,000 copies in the first 3 weeks. As of June 2006, it sold 5,467,000 copies in the U.S.A. alone. Break the Cycle also topped the UK charts, where it was certified platinum, in New Zealand and in Canada, where it had the multi-platinum status. Total sales are around 8 million copies. Not bad for a some dudes from Springfield, MA.

All lyrics written by Aaron Lewis, all music by Staind, except where noted.

Track List:
1. "Open Your Eyes" 3:52
2. "Pressure" Staind, Josh Abraham 3:22
3. "Fade" 4:03
4. "It's Been Awhile" 4:25
5. "Change" 3:35
6. "Can't Believe" 2:48
7. "Epiphany" Lewis 4:19
8. "Suffer" 3:59
9. "Warm Safe Place" 4:35
10. "For You" 3:26
11. "Outside" Lewis 4:52
12. "Waste" 3:56
13. "Take It" 3:37

Total length:

The Band:

Aaron Lewis - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Mike Mushok - Lead guitar
Johnny April - Bass, backup vocals
Jon Wysocki - Drums

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