Korn (styled as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The current band line up includes four members: Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and Ray Luzier. The band was formed as an expansion of L.A.P.D. They have collaborated with musicians such as Chino Moreno from Deftones, Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Tre Hardson from The Pharcyde and Nas among others. Korn have recently announced after the release of their album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are, that they will be releasing a new album in 2012
Korn formed in 1993, the same year they released their first demo album, Neidermeyer's Mind. Their debut album, Korn was released in 1994, where they featured the same musicians that had performed on Neidermeyer's Mind. The band began recording Life Is Peachy in April 1996, and released it on October 15, 1996. Follow the Leader is recognized as Korn's mainstream breakthrough, peaking at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1998, along with the following album, Issues in 1999. The band released Untouchables on June 11, 2002, and later released Take a Look in the Mirror on November 21, 2003, both peaking in the top ten of the Billboard 200. Their first compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. See You on the Other Side was released on December 6, 2005, and Korn's untitled album was released nearly two years later on July 31, 2007. Korn III: Remember Who You Are, the band's ninth studio album, was released July 13, 2010 via Roadrunner Records. Korn currently has 35 singles and 19 of which have charted. The band has six video albums and 32 music videos.
To date, Korn has sold 16.5 million albums in the US alone, and a combined total of 40 million albums worldwide as of 2009. Ten of the band's official releases have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200, and eight of which have peaked in the top five of the Billboard 200. Eight of those releases are certified Platinum by the RIAA, and is certified Gold. Korn have also earned seven Grammy nominations — two of which they have won (for "Freak on a Leash" and "Here to Stay").