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Satellite (P.O.D. album)

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Satellite is the fourth studio album by 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. It went on to sell over three million copies in the U.S., and over seven million worldwide, 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). It was the 117th best-selling album of 2001 and the 26th best-selling album of 2002 in the United States. Satellite produced four singles with music videos; "Alive", "Youth of the Nation", "Boom", and title track, "Satellite". "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". Rolling Stone (9/27/2001, pp. 67–8) – 4 stars out of 5 – "Explodes beyond the confines of what has become a played-out sound... songs on a passion so fierce they're almost exhausting to listen to.... Without resorting to ham-fisted angst, P.O.D. push all the right emotional buttons." Spin (p. 89) – "[They] sang from the heart about school shootings, losing parents, and being truly alive." Q (1/02, p. 106) – 3 out of 5 stars - "...heavy, angry, and very, very loud....many songs have messages of peace and spirituality....their Gen-X angst sounds genuine..." CMJ (10/1/2001, p. 16) – "[Its] honest spiritual subject matter coupled with crack-your-skull riffs work like a well-oiled machine." Revolver put Satellite'' on its list called "10 Nu-Metal Albums You Need to Own". A special edition re-release was released a year after the original album release, and featured the bonus tracks version P.O.D.
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