Korn is a United States based band which genres are mostly alternative metal as well as nu metal. The band’s eponymous debut self-titled studio album was released in 1994, and it ranked on charts in various countries giving the members a great start. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of the band Korn in 2019.
Korn was found in 1993 by James Shaffer, Jonathan Davis, Brian Welch, David Silveria and Reginald Arvizu. Before that, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu and David Silveria were working in a funk metal band called “L.A.P.D”, and their discography ended up after three albums.
For the name development, it started with corn after someone suggested it but members rejected it. Then, James Shaffer said that they need to change the c to K for the correct spelling, and he added up that the R needs to lock in backward as this idea came from Toys “R” Us retailer.
Korn band current members are Jonathan Davis as their lead vocalist and bagpipes, James Shaffer plays on guitars in addition to backing vocals, Reginald Arvizu is the band’s bassist, Brian Welch play the guitars and provide vocals, and Ray Luzier does the drumming as well as the percussion. Their former drummer David Silveria left in 2006. They announced that the reason is that David went on hiatus.
Korn released their eponymous debut self-titled studio album in 1994 which was produced by Ross Robinson, and it ranked on top charts in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. After touring for their debut, the band released their second studio album “Life Is Peachy” in 1996. The album achieved huge commercial success as it debuted at one on the charts in New Zealand next to other charts in other countries.
Their 3rd studio album “Follow the Leader” is one of their most successful ones as it ranked at one on charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand as well as the United States. The band’s latest studio album is titled “The Serenity of Suffering”, and it also achieved good sales.
For the awards, Korn band received around 40 award wins and nominations. The band’s total winnings include 2 Grammy Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Kerrang! Awards, 2 Drummies! Awards, 2 Alternative Press Music Awards, among others. The awards they won were for “Freak on a Leash” song, “Life Is Peachy” album and for their own name.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American band Korn has an estimated net worth of more than $120 million. The band and its members earned their hundred million of worth from the music they released and performed. Korn band members earned somewhere near $7.5 million from the sales of “Follow the Leader” album. They also earned around $4.5 million from “Issues” album sales.
Korn is one of today’s most influential alternative metal as well as nu metal bands. Their discography consists of more than 20 different types of albums, and recent news says that they are working on a new studio album which would probably be released in 2018 or 2019. Korn’s latest released studio album is “The Serenity of Suffering”.